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We Are All Essential

June 26, 2020 |
I am essential

Has your job been classified as a “non-essential service?” Do you have clients who have been classified as a “non-essential workers?” Labels. Although often needed and helpful, they can also do harm. In order to control the spread of COVID-19, some jobs were categorized as “non-essential services.” The categories of “essential” and “non-essential” determined which businesses would continue to operate during the pandemic and which would temporarily shut down. As a result of this categorization, I have come across several clients, friends, and family and community members who have been…

Help Your Client Pick the Right Headshot Photo for LinkedIn & Social Media

February 28, 2020 |
Sharon Graham Best Headshot Photo LinkedIn Social Media

Have you assessed your client’s headshot photo on social media sites like LinkedIn? You should. If you are a career professional, you can help your client pick the best headshot photo to maximize results. It’s said that LinkedIn members with a photo receive 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests. Your client will benefit just by adding a professional headshot on LinkedIn and you can help your client’s chance of getting viewed and selected by an employer or recruiter even further. The profile picture is the…

The Persuasive Power of Saying “Yes” to Clients

December 6, 2019 |

By Andrew Chalmers. ‘Tis the season. As 2019 closes, I hope that all of you have enjoyed a year full of progress, ambition, and success stories. A few weeks ago, as the holiday season engine started revving up, I was reminded of a client-related predicament that I often faced in the month of December. I worked as a job developer in a not-for-profit agency for over 10 years and it’s safe to say that the role offers you a unique insight into how clients react to different situations. “Positive” is…

Helping Clients Overcome F.E.A.R.

November 22, 2019 |

By Andrew Chalmers. This post is dedicated to my Dad who, many moons ago, gave me some great advice. Since then, I have told many clients the same thing he told me. On one of our many walks he said, “If you have an ambition in life, take 5 to 10 minutes a day to work on it. Just dive in. Start small and it will grow big.” I’ve never forgotten this. It became a mantra for me and it’s one I often share with my clients. As a result, I…

This Canada Career Month, Let’s Talk About Career Growth and Meaning

November 15, 2019 |

By Lori Jazvac. Every November during Canada Career Month, we celebrate the importance of helping jobseekers access meaningful work. We are reminded how career development enables growth, purpose, and builds stronger communities. Work impacts every aspect of our lives. As career professionals, we are motivated to provide our clients with high-level expertise and innovative career resources and tools. But, we also listen to our clients for what lies beyond their words. Sometimes career journeys are filled with triumphs and other times our clients face turbulent challenges: being downsized, facing a…

Helping Your Clients Get to FAB!

October 25, 2019 |

By Andrew Chalmers. As a student in CPC’s Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02) course, I had the pleasure of studying the Value Proposition Model. A solid VPM offers a real marketing edge; an advantage that clients can develop and refine, and which will open many employment doors for them. A chance move brought me into the career development industry. Previously, I was a veteran of retail. Studying the Value Proposition Model reminded me of a selling technique that is well known in retail sales training. It’s FAB! Okay, I…