Text-to-Speech – A Helpful Assistant for Every Writer

By Cathy Milton. During Canada Career Month in November 2017, CPC Masterminds Maureen McCann and Kamee Gilmore hosted a panel of eight top Canadian résumé strategists. The result was a very popular “Résumé Expert Q&A” podcast. One of the experts contributing to the podcast was Kristin Vandegriend. Kristin had conducted a survey of 60 hiring managers and HR professionals, so…

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How to Set Goals That “Stick”

By Tanya Kett. Whether you are helping clients set goals, or doing so for yourself, the beginning of the year is a great time for a fresh start. It’s a time to make plans and set targets, but unfortunately, good intentions often fall by the wayside in a few short weeks. To help improve your own chances for successfully achieving…

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The Power of Community

By Conny Lee. “Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause.” – M. Russell Ballard When Career Professionals of Canada launched a Facebook Group, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I quickly learned, though, is that the members of this CPC group are amazing in their…

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Be our Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is said to be second, only to Christmas, as one of the largest card-sharing holidays of the year. It has been estimated that nearly 200 million cards, 100 million roses and $250 million worth of chocolate candy will be sent across North America. For us at CPC, Valentine’s Day gives us another reason to let you, our incredible…

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Five Popular Employment Interview Styles

By Sharon Graham. Interviewers use various strategies to uncover and identify each job-seeker’s “fit” for a particular position. Here are five major styles of interviews that our clients might encounter. The Traditional Interview is historically the most common interview style that employers utilize in Canada. In most cases, the interviewer will start with a cursory review of the client’s résumé…

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Forget “To-Do” Lists in 2018: “Ta-Dah” Instead!

By Lorraine Morris. The idea of creating a values-based daily plan came to me when I realized that after slashing through years of daily To-Do lists, I felt very little sense of control and focus. My lists were almost completely business-driven and did not in any way reflect the “whole me.” I was out of balance, and I knew it….

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The Inside Scoop on CPC’s Facebook Group

By Marian Bernard of The Regency Group. “I’m always looking for opportunities to connect and share industry insights with fellow career professionals – [Career Professionals of Canada’s] Facebook Group allows just that. I can post a question or insight and typically read feedback within hours. I love the themed days and enjoy contributing to and reading the responses and feedback from…

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Five Common “Worst Job” Scenarios

By Maureen McCann. Some days our clients may feel that they have the worst jobs in the world. Every once in a while we are there to remind them that perhaps when compared to other jobs, their jobs aren’t as bad as they might seem. As career professionals, we know there’s no such thing as the “worst job” or “best…

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Are You Up to Date on the Many Benefits of CPC Membership?

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. A colleague recently contacted me and inquired about starting a new résumé writing business. My answer in a nutshell was this: Career Professionals of Canada. And if you’re thinking of starting your own business, view this free course. In 2013, my journey towards becoming an entrepreneur started with Career Professionals of Canada. CPC equipped me with the…

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Helping Clients Network for Success!

By Lysa Appleton. It is no secret that  networking is an integral part of any job search, and an essential activity for long term employability. So, how can we support and guide our clients in networking successfully? To begin, I believe that we need to clearly define what networking is – and what it is not. Networking is not about…

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Do You Have Clients Interested in the Mining Industry?

By William Meyer, Director of Marketing and Communications at MiHR. If you have clients interested in the mining sector, this Virtual Career Fair could be their ticket… The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) invites mining sector employers, job seekers, and students to participate in an innovative virtual career fair on February 6 and 7, 2018, entitled A Career in Mining…

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Need Answers Fast? CPC’s Facebook Group is the Key!

By Daisy Wright. Want to be a part of something awesome? Join CPC’s Facebook Group! One of the best parts of membership in the group is that it’s FREE. CPC’s Facebook Group is the quickest way to get answers to your work-related challenges. Launched in July 2017, the group has quickly grown to 200+ members, as of this writing. Since…

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Assessing Annual Performance – How Did Your Year Measure Up?

By Stephanie Clark. A business owner since 2007, I’ve not always been as attuned to business as I could have been. If I were to begin again, I would incorporate an annual business review into my practice. Why? Because you don’t know what to fix if you don’t know what’s broken! Admittedly, I am not an entrepreneur at heart; I…

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Rescuing Resume Bullets from Mediocrity

By Stephanie Clark. We’re into snappy tweets and pithy memes. A resume may cause reader’s fatigue when overly explanatory, but may fail to impress when too short.  What is the professional resume writer to do? Optimizing Point-Form Content The resume is mainly constructed of point-form writing, a list of bullets with each one ideally making one point.  As writers, we…

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Happy New Year!

Dear colleagues, The simple transition of one day to the next never has such a bearing as it does from December 31 to January 1. This single night inspires us to make changes, to do better, to find new paths. In 2018, I would very much like to help you achieve your professional objectives. CPC is looking forward to an…

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