The Hidden Toll of Professional Burnout: The Importance of Self-Care in Career Development

June 7, 2024 |
Self-care

By Christine Ball, Executive Director, CPC In the career development sector, professionals are often seen as beacons of guidance, helping others navigate the labyrinth of their careers. They are the architects of dreams, the strategists behind successful transitions, and the motivators who keep the fire of ambition burning. Yet, a hidden toll lies beneath this mantle of responsibility: professional burnout. Career development professionals, in their unique roles, face a myriad of stressors. They must stay current on industry trends, labour market changes, and educational advancements, all while providing tailored and…

Shameless Self Promotion: Be Loud and Proud! Effective Marketing is the Key to Success.

May 31, 2024 |
Shameless Self Promotion: Be Loud and Proud! Effective Marketing is Key.

By: Christine Ball, Executive Director CPC Effective marketing is not just necessary; it’s the catalyst for growth and success in any entrepreneurial venture. You need to be loud and proud! Despite its critical importance, marketing is often overlooked by entrepreneurs who are understandably preoccupied with other pressing aspects of their business. From service development to financial management, the myriad of responsibilities can cause marketing to fall by the wayside. However, neglecting marketing can be a grave mistake that hinders growth and limits the potential of even the most innovative products…

Empowering Change: Career Development Professionals’ Role in Addressing Workplace Discrimination Against People with Disabilities

May 24, 2024 |
Empowering Change: Addressing Workplace Discrimination

Career development professionals can empower change and are pivotal in bolstering clients with disabilities as they navigate the job market and workplace complexities. A key hurdle they often encounter is workplace discrimination, a barrier that can impede their professional growth and affect their overall well-being. How can Career Development Professionals’ Address Workplace Discrimination Against People with Disabilities: Understanding Rights and Resources: Career development professionals can educate clients about their rights under disability discrimination laws and the resources available to them. This includes information about reasonable accommodations, disclosure strategies, and advocacy…

Leveraging MS Word for Résumé Writing

May 17, 2024 |
Leveraging MS Word for Resume Writing

By: Lori A. Jazvac Crafting a compelling résumé is a fine art for résumé writers. You can leverage MS Word techniques creatively and take a document from plain to outstanding. While the content of a resume is critical, the presentation is essential in drawing the eye of potential employers and showcasing the client’s brand. In today’s competitive job market, a compelling résumé is essential for capturing employers’ attention. However, in this competitive labour market, where hiring managers receive numerous applications for a single position, a résumé cannot simply list qualifications…

Advocating for Workplace Accomodation

May 13, 2024 |
Negotiating Workplace Accomodation

As a career development professional, empowering clients to advocate for their workplace accommodations is essential. The process of negotiating workplace accommodations begins with educating clients on their rights and the accommodations available, whether they require adaptive technologies, flexible work hours, or specific environmental changes. Equally important is coaching clients on communicating their needs effectively and assertively, ensuring they articulate the impact of their accommodation on their performance and overall career growth. By providing the necessary tools and confidence, we help clients secure accommodations that align with their needs and position…

Mastering the Art of Negotiation: 8 Tips for Training Clients on Salary Negotiation Skills

May 6, 2024 |
Successful Client Negotiation

By Christine Ball, Executive Director of Career Professionals of Canada Many people find salary negotiation intimidating and end up settling for the offer on the table, often devaluing themselves in the process. While salary negotiation can be daunting, it is about earning what you deserve and establishing a foundation for future financial growth. By training clients on salary negotiation skills, we empower them to navigate these crucial conversations confidently and strategically. Salary negotiations rely on three primary factors: data to ensure your client understands the market, confidence to negotiate with…