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10 Practical Career Decisions You Can Make in 2013

January 9, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

As you welcome 2013, are there things you are holding onto that you should have let go in 2012? Are there people, situations, or ideas that you need to let go of in order to embrace all the opportunities awaiting you this year? If you have identified something or some people holding you back, it’s time to let go and forge full steam ahead with what will move you forward. For starters, here are ten career decisions you could make:

Reinvent yourself and gain organizational synergy

January 4, 2013 |

By Sharon Graham. 2012 was a tough year for many employment consultants and career practitioners. We heard about government contract cutbacks and restructuring of services. Combine this with a stagnant economy and you’ve got a reason for rethinking your career prospects. If you are a career practitioner who is ready for a change, you can enhance your own career either by engaging within your organization or by exploring outside of it. Whether you are planning to stay or thinking about going, it is crucial that you build relationships within your organization. By…

Build your network with Supporters and Stretchers

January 1, 2013 |
CPC Career Development

By Daisy Wright. I would like to share with you a part of an email from motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles in which he asks whether the people we associate with SUPPORT or STRETCH us.  Do they support us because they care how we feel or do they stretch us so we can question the self-imposed limitations that we have?  Great points to ponder! According to Jonathan: People who SUPPORT you care how you feel. People who STRETCH you care how you finish. People who SUPPORT you don’t want you to…

LinkedIn Endorsements: Fad, Foe or Friend?

October 22, 2012 |
CPC Career Development

If you are active on LinkedIn you may have started receiving endorsements from some of your connections. I have, and must say that when they started arriving in my Inbox I thought spam hackers had infiltrated the accounts of some of the people in my network and were sporadically sending out these messages. I became a bit more curious when I noticed endorsements were coming from some individuals with whom I had very little, if any, interactions.

Use Twitter Effectively to Build Your Personal Brand

May 2, 2012 |
CPC Twitter

By Sharon Graham. Sporting a moniker of Canada’s Career Strategist, you have to know that I take my responsibility seriously. So, I thrive on developing meaningful relationships with like-minded professionals — the kind of professionals who understand the value of sharing their expertise. These are the people I follow. Lately, I have been following my tweeps and monitoring them more closely. I have made a personal revelation, which I would like to share. It is clear that many followers, including myself, don’t appreciate threads that go on about someone’s daily activity. Around the…

Contingency Plans

June 8, 2011 |
CPC Career Development

By Stephanie Clark. Actors have their favourite directors and vice versa. They recognize a compatibility between their styles, or personalities, which translates into an energetic synergy that seems to bridge the gap between screen and viewer. We viewers are then drawn into the story with such force that we watch the movie over and over to relive that “other world” experience. Amazing when that happens! In our subdued world of career management, finding colleagues of similar working style and commitment to quality is also important. We may not get the…