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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…

Using Metaphor to Unlock Career Narratives: The Sailboat Metaphor

August 27, 2021 |
Sailboats at sunset, metaphor to unlock career narratives

As career professionals, we utilize creative tools and strategies to unleash our client’s career story in a compelling way. One of the strategies I’ve enjoyed success with is metaphor. Recently, while driving to visit my parents, I was about to cross a bridge. Before I could cross, I had to wait for a ferry to pass by. Watching the ferry gave me time to ponder about using metaphor to unlock career narratives. Crossing the Bridge It was a beautiful ferry. I was immersed in the scenery and captivated by the…

Create Value for Clients with a Skills Inventory

August 13, 2021 |
Skills toolkit, skills inventory

I’m delighted to have received my Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation last month! Putting together my application was time consuming, but it was also worth it. As I documented my skills inventory, I reflected. Looking back at the many clients I have helped and the experiences I’ve lived through was extremely rewarding! It reminded me of an important job we have as career development professionals. When we guide our clients in developing and maintaining their own skills inventory, we create immense value for them. It’s one way to help…

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…

Supporting Newcomers to Canada

August 6, 2021 |
Supporting newcomers to Canada, red and white Welcome to Canada stamp

As a career professional, you may have had inquiries from prospective clients who have recently immigrated or relocated to Canada. These individuals are undergoing a professional transformation at the same time they are adapting to life in a new country and the Canadian economy. One of the key differentiators of this client group is that they are not only managing a career transition in their first year of settling in Canada, but all of the other social and personal adjustments that are necessary. They are busy seeking a new social…

How to Support Clients Age 60 Plus

July 16, 2021 |
Support clients 60+ in pursuing their bright future

Why is the most common question we ask our clients over a certain age, “How much longer do you want to keep working?” Is that really a positive way to support clients aged 60 plus? When framed this way, the question infers an ending, when the client may simply be looking for a transition. They could be looking for new ways to define their self-worth into their 60s and beyond. When someone asks me how much longer I want to keep working, I panic as I realize that, after over…