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CPC Membership: A High Return on Investment

September 1, 2021 |
Career Professionals of Canada

There is a reason why Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has grown its membership by 208 (to a total of 802) since this time last year! Read on to learn why CPC membership delivers a high return on investment. Career Professionals of Canada attracts professionals from coast to coast to coast. Are you a current member? If not, we encourage you to learn more about the enormous benefits that this member-run, volunteer-driven social enterprise offers career pros. A variety of programs and services brings people together from all sectors of the…

Working as a Career Professional in a Difficult Country

August 20, 2021 |
Working as a career professional in a difficult country, young woman holds up a peace sign during a public demonstration/protest

No two countries present the same opportunities or challenges for their citizens. Some are advanced in terms of infrastructure, public access to information, and societal welfare systems. Other countries do little to create an environment that supports economic prosperity and social stability. Working as a career professional in one of the latter countries adds an extra layer of challenge to the work we do. Let me describe what it’s like to work as a career professional in a difficult country. What is a difficult country? I define a country as…

Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

August 18, 2021 |

As career practitioners, it’s vital that we take the time to keep updated on industry trends, the status of the labour market, available training courses, and other leading-edge resources, but our busy schedules often get in the way, making it tough to prioritize our own professional development. It’s key to stay on top of trends so that we can demonstrate to our clients that we “walk the talk.” After all, don’t we regularly encourage and coach our clients to keep their own knowledge and skills current? When it comes to your…

How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

August 11, 2021 |
Key to membership, key to squeezing more value from your CPC membership

Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available with your CPC membership, but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did to squeeze even more value from my CPC membership. I Volunteered CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. This later became CPC’s “Welcome Wagon.” On one of those early calls, I volunteered to be part of the Communications Team. I Shared My Ideas A few phone calls later I was sharing ideas with Sharon Graham, CPC’s Executive…

6 Easy Platforms for Creating Stunning Résumé Websites

July 30, 2021 |
Laptop showing the building of a résumé website

Are you looking for a new and innovative service to offer your clients? Creating a résumé website (sometimes simply referred to as a personal website) can really help our job-seeking clients stand out from the crowd. As a career professional, you know how to craft a strategic and effective résumé. But what if you feel less confident with the technical demands of creating a website for that résumé? Luckily, there are website builders available that make it easy to create sites, even if you have limited or no technical knowledge. Below,…

How to Support International Job Seekers

July 23, 2021 |
How to support international job seekers

As an experienced career professional, you may be approached and asked to work with international job seekers from all around the world. They might be looking for help in a variety of areas such as résumé writing, employment consulting, and interview preparation. They may need your guidance as they strive to achieve career clarity. Understanding the challenges they face in the current economy and world situation will be key to successfully supporting them each step of the way. Don’t let geography stand in the way of offering to support international…