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Careerpros: The Future of Career Services is Here!

June 3, 2020 |
browsing CPC member marketplace

As outlined in Lynda Gratton’s book, The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here, the job market and workplace have undergone significant shifts through globalization, virtual platforms, workspaces, and communities in which employees and/or contractors can all contribute regardless of geographic location. And, in 2020, world events have necessitated an acceleration of the trend to embrace innovative ways of working. For careerpros to continue delivering the much-needed and important services we provide, I believe that we must become active and enthusiastic participants in the virtual workplace, no matter what time zone…

Raise Your PAW — Submit a Nomination for a CPC Award of Excellence!

June 2, 2020 |
Reminder to submit Award of Excellence nominations

Are you struggling with the decision of whether or not to submit a CPC Award of Excellence nomination? As a new career professional starting out in mid-2013, I felt unprepared to submit a nomination for an Award of Excellence. However, I wanted to challenge myself and tackle seemingly impossible goals while improving my résumé writing skills. In my journey as a career professional, I have discovered the importance of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) concept of “PAW”: Possibility, Ability, and Worthiness — three keys to achievement. I learned that in order…

How Client Attraction Marketing Works

May 29, 2020 |
Magnet attracting new clients

I am a specialist in “Client Attraction” because I find that this form of marketing is the least expensive and most powerful way to grow a business. I have been doing what I do for many years and sadly, I have seen way too many business professionals struggle to bring in more clients and to build thriving businesses. I see good people leaving their chosen professions every day because they are unaware of ways to get a steady stream of good clients. It is all so unnecessary. If only they…

Starting a Home-Based Career Service

May 26, 2020 |
home-based career services business

When I began my home-based résumé writing business, I had some idea of what was involved. Some years back I ran a small boutique where I sold beads; tiny little glass, metal, plastic and wooden beads. I worked in my store six days a week and then spent at least an hour every Sunday placing orders to replenish stock. That experience did away with foolish notions of “more time to myself.” But, it did give me the confidence of knowing that I had the wherewithal to commit to self-employment when…

Maintaining Productivity While Working From Home — It’s Possible!

April 17, 2020 |

As we all know by now, in order to control the spread of COVID-19, employers have taken steps to transition their workforce to working from home, wherever feasible. Initially, many workers who’d never worked from home before may have experienced feelings of happiness and relief. After all, they were being given a welcome break from a long daily commute and the freedom to work in a more familiar, comfortable setting. But, as time goes on and workers settle into the reality of their “new normal,” many may be finding it…

I Was Zoom-Bombed On a Career Chat and It Wasn’t Pretty!

April 9, 2020 |

Update from Zoom April 2020: Setting updates for free accounts and single Pro users As of April 4, 2020, Zoom has enabled the Waiting Room feature and will require additional password settings for all Basic users on free accounts and accounts with a single licensed user, including K-12 education accounts who have the 40-minute limit temporarily waived. The new password requirements apply to both meetings and webinars. Since the onset of COVID-19, and realizing that some job seekers and employees are facing anxiety and uncertainty, I decided to host a few weekly Casual Career Chats…