Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Help your Clients to Become CareerPreneurs

May 1, 2013 |

By Sharon Graham. The world is constantly evolving and, to survive and thrive, your clients need to become CareerPreneurs. “We are living in a time of change. Many of our clients are faced with the daunting task of navigating their way through the many challenges and opportunities found in the new world of work. Because of shifting market trends and worker values, the Career Strategist will play a pivotal role in helping clients take on a more “careerpreneurial” attitude.” Angelo Di Giorgio, CPC Member Career Professionals of Canada’s Certified Career…

Communication skills… it is more than just talking.

April 25, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

By Skye Berry-Burke. Effective communication is an essential skill required in every part of our lives, whether it is at home, at work or at play. Most people think that if they can write and they can speak then they have good communication skills.  What many people fail to recognize is that effective communication goes beyond just writing and talking. With email, text messaging and social networking sites becoming an ever-growing part of our society and business, it is necessary for people to be even more aware of what they…

Networking Is Not a Dirty Word…It’s Relationship Building

April 15, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

Networking can lead to job opportunities. It is well known that more than 85% of job opportunities are found through networking. Why? It’s easier and cheaper, and relies on trust. Imagine someone in your network trusting you enough to recommend you for a position or an opportunity! It is, therefore, up to you to learn effective networking strategies that will help you build mutually beneficial relationships.

Are You Among LinkedIn’s 1%?

February 13, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

Last week I received a personalized congratulatory email from LinkedIn’s Senior Vice President of User Experience that said “You have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012”. LinkedIn now has 200 million users, so by the time I worked out the math (1 in 2,000,000), it never had as much meaning, unless I go back to my marketing data and see how much of those views resulted in clients. Anyway, that didn’t stop me from tweeting the news, but before I did, I googled the sender’s name to make sure it was legitimate.

Resilience In Tough Times

January 18, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

By Karen Siwak. I live in a town with a high percentage of first generation immigrants. They came to North America in the ‘50s and ‘60s seeking a better financial future than was possible in their home towns in post World War II Italy, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Yugoslavia. Many of them arrived with little money, bare minimum English skills, and the very basic levels of education. Confronted with overwhelming odds against them, they nevertheless thrived. These “economic refugees” are in their retirement years now, and with few exceptions, are retiring…

To leave or not to leave, that is the question.

January 17, 2013 |

By Sharon Graham. [As our career development sector continues to go through difficult times, many practitioners are re-thinking their career path and prospects. Many government-funded contracts are winding down and organizations are restructuring their operations and services to find new sources of income. As with all change, some practitioners are nervous about their future and considering their options. Although this following post was originally published for the general public in November 2010, I believe that it is still relevant today. I have left the post almost entirely intact, only editing industries to target, as I…