Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

3 Ways I Overcame My Fear of Failure

November 26, 2021 |
Image of a man overcoming fear of failure by leaping over it

November is Canada Career Month. This year, the theme is it’s possible. This month, CPC’s News Feed has been featuring a series of posts that builds on that theme. We believe it’s possible to create a bright future. New CPC member Ramona Karimi tells us how she’s creating a bright future for herself — she not only overcame her fear of failure, but embraces each new failure as an opportunity for learning and growth. Failure was something I ran away from my entire life. Even in early childhood, I would not…

Careerpreneurial Strategies for Career Success

November 22, 2021 |
Careerpreneurial strategies for success

It is overwhelmingly evident that the permanent job, for the most part, is extinct. Working Canadians rarely stay at the same company for any great length of time. In order to succeed in the workplace, rather than relying on others, job seekers must take a much more proactive position in creating their own future as “independent agents.” What this means is that Canadians need to adopt careerpreneurial strategies to become entrepreneurs who craft their own career direction. Canadians who keep a constant eye out for emerging and growing opportunities and embrace ongoing professional…

Let’s Promote the Value of Career Development

November 21, 2021 |

As career professionals, we know the significance of career development. Properly applied, it enables our clients to make informed educational, occupational, and employment choices. However, most Canadians do not know what “career development” is. They don’t realize that there are benefits to creating and managing their own careers. For this reason, they often do not engage in the process, nor even realize that they should. Why We Engage Our Clients in Career Development As career coaches, consultants, trainers, and counsellors, we have something in common. We are part of an…

Why Is Career Decision-Making Still So Difficult?

November 19, 2021 |
Why is career decision-making so difficult?

November is Canada Career Month. This year, the theme is it’s possible. This month, CPC’s News Feed is featuring a series of posts that builds on that theme. We believe it’s possible to create a bright future. Maureen McCann shares some ideas for helping young people embark on their bright career paths — starting with how we can make career decision-making less of a challenge. What do an Olympic gold medal diver, a lawyer, a political philosophy professor, and an HR professional all have in common? These are a few of the…

Possibilities

November 12, 2021 |
Future possibilities, symbolized by hands hold a bright, glowing glass ball

November is Canada Career Month. This year, the theme is it’s possible. This month, CPC’s News Feed will feature a series of posts that builds on that theme. We believe it’s possible to create a bright future. Young women emerging in the workforce today show us the possibilities. Reflecting on the Past As I reflect on CPC’s theme, “It’s possible to create a bright future,” I think of the late Beverly Mascoll, a trailblazer who paved the way for many Black women, including me, to start businesses. Bev was denied loans from…

Emerging From the Storm of Grief

November 5, 2021 |
Emerging from the storm of grief, hands lifted to the sun

November is Canada Career Month. This year, the theme is it’s possible. This coming month, CPC’s News Feed will feature a series of posts that builds on that theme. We believe it’s possible to create a bright future. Teagan shares her story of resilience to let us know it’s possible to emerge from the storm of grief and rediscover hope. Less than three weeks into the start of my first full-time job, my father tragically passed away due to COVID-19. As a newly-hired career professional, I felt lost. I was not sure…