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4 Free CPC Resources to Help You Prepare for the Future of Work

September 15, 2021 |
4 Free CPC Resources to prepare you for the future of work

Much of the research about the future of work points to the importance of upskilling, reskilling, and/or learning. As career professionals, our Standards & Guidelines tells us we must be continuously learning. Specifically, in the Core Competencies section, under C1. Professional Behaviour: C1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, and, C1.2.2 Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. Thankfully, Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has put together a ton of FREE member benefits, offering many opportunities for learning and professional development. And, savvy career professionals are taking full advantage. This fall might be an ideal…

Top Tips for Résumé Writing and Editing

September 10, 2021 |
Top tips for résumé writing and editing

Ernest Hemingway is misquoted to have said “write drunk, edit sober.” In fact, it’s believed that the quote actually originated with American editor and writer, Peter De Vries. If there’s any value to this idea, it’s that your writing can be fast, but editing has to be slow and careful. As a résumé writer, you may have been following your employer’s style sheet or have created your own. As a writer and copyeditor, I’ve developed tactics and strategies that work to make my clients’ documents effective and readable. In this…

Top 10 Reasons for Earning a Certification

September 8, 2021 |
"Certified" being stamped on paper

Ben Franklin said it best in this quote: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” As a career development professional, pursuing certification is an investment in knowledge and certainly pays dividends. It indicates that you are skilled, knowledgeable, and competent. Here are 10 additional reasons for earning a certification in your specialized discipline: Professional certification: Shows you are committed to ongoing professional development and that you embrace a belief in lifelong learning. Proves you are an expert and brands you as the “go to” person for help and advice.…

New CDP Competencies Coming to CDP-101, Career Development Foundations Course!

September 3, 2021 |
New CDP Competencies Framework

August was a monumental month for the career development field! The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) has released The National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals. The National Profile modernizes our occupational definition and its associated skills profile to reflect the growth and advancement of our profession over the last decade. CPC is preparing to integrate the new CDP competencies into CDP-101, our Career Development Foundations course. Through funding from Employment and Social Development Canada, and after nearly three years and countless volunteer hours to solicit and gather input from stakeholders…

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…