You Say You Don’t Have Time? Submit Your CPC Award of Excellence Nomination Now!

By Maureen McCann. For me, it was a game-changer. Things really took off for me professionally after winning my first CPC Award of Excellence. None of us have the time. We have to make the time. Trust me when I say that doing so can make all the difference. I recently shared the following post about winning my first Award…

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Meet Iqaluit-Based CPC Member Alexandre Farmer

By Cathy Milton. Alexandre Farmer lives and works in one of the most spectacularly beautiful and unique capital cities in Canada: Iqaluit, in the territory of Nunavut. He is a Career Development Advisor (ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ in Inuktitut) at Nunavut Arctic College. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in January this year when we attended a CPC meet-up in Ottawa during…

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The Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Association

By Lori Jazvac. Are you a team member in a career-related organization? Have you ever wondered what the benefits might be of having your group join the membership of a professional association? Whether you’re a manager, administrator, consultant, educator, or career professional in a not-for-profit agency or a for-profit enterprise, there is great value in joining the inclusive community of…

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How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

By Maureen McCann. Have you ever wondered how to make better use of the tools and resources CPC membership provides? Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did. Volunteer CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. On one…

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What is the Magic Behind Client Retention?

By Stephanie Clark. When I was aspiring to apply to a newly created Manager of Customer Service position with my then-employer, the City of Kitchener, I dove into a study of customer service. Out of the several books I read, “Be Our Guest,” the Disney Institute’s book of customer service secrets, continues to influence my business processes. Disney offerings extend…

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The Value of Skills

By Tanya Kett. Recently, I read some interesting CPC Facebook Group posts on the topic of career-changers and the challenges they face. Those posts sparked the idea for this article on the value of skills. Job Seekers Often Need Help Deciphering Job Postings I work with job seekers who frequently misinterpret job postings. They mistakenly determine that they should not…

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10 Résumé Tips from Best Canadian Résumés

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. Five years ago, I decided to challenge myself and become an entrepreneur and serve job seekers by launching Creative Horizons Communications. I found Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), a proudly Canadian organization that caters to career professionals who support jobseekers across Canada as well as globally. By collaboratively partnering with masterminds and members within CPC, I gained résumé writing…

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What is Your Superpower?

By Maureen McCann. Superpower (noun): an exceptional or extraordinary power or ability. Oxford Dictionaries Last year, while working on the Canada Career Month project with Kamee Gilmore, we reached out to Canadian career practitioners in private practice and asked them to share a little bit about themselves and the price of their résumé services. At the end of each interview, I added a…

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Budget 2018: What it Could Mean for Career Professionals

By Cathy Milton. The title of the Canadian federal government’s 2018 budget, presented in the House of Commons on February 27th, 2018, is “Equality + Growth – A Strong Middle Class.” The details of the budget are categorized under five major headings: Growth, Progress, Reconciliation, Advancement, and Equality. The full budget document is 369 pages long, but for the purpose of…

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How do you move clients that just seem stuck?

Join Bell Browne Molnar & Delicate Consulting (BBMD Consulting) for a Spring Webinar and eWorkshop series. Members of Career Professionals of Canada benefit from a 20% discount on the registration. Webinars begin May 2018. Can’t make the dates? Don’t worry, the recordings and materials will be available at your convenience! Contact CPC for the discount code. Have you tried to move a client to action that…

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Helping Clients Succeed in the Gig Economy

By Lori Jazvac. As the world of work evolves, many can expect to change jobs frequently. Loyalty to one employer, once a commonly held value, is now giving way to the gig economy, which requires a complete shift in mindset. Investopedia defines a gig economy as one in which “temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent…

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Want to Start a Home-Based Résumé Service? Meet CPC Member Marian Bernard

By Cathy Milton. Marian Bernard is one of the founding members of Career Professionals of Canada. Throughout her long association with the organization, Marian has been an enthusiastic participant and volunteer, generously sharing her knowledge and experiences. She is an active contributor to CPC’s Social Media Team and the Tele-networking Team. Here’s your opportunity to get to know Marian a…

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BBMD Spring Webinar Series 2018

Join Bell Browne Molnar & Delicate Consulting (BBMD Consulting) for a Spring Webinar and eWorkshop series. Members of Career Professionals of Canada benefit from a 20% discount on the registration. Webinars begin May 2018. Can’t make the dates? Don’t worry, the recordings and materials will be available at your convenience! Contact CPC for the discount code. Sarah Delicate has lined up four great webinars to jump…

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New to the Career Development Profession? Welcome!

By Maureen McCann. Recently, a new career professional reached out to me after one of my LinkedIn blog posts caught his attention. He had some questions for me related to starting out on the path to joining the career development profession. Our exchange may be helpful and of interest to others in the same situation. New Career Professional: If you have time,…

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The Power of Networking

By Cathy Milton. You don’t have to look too long or hard to find several articles on the internet supporting the fact that up to 85% of job seekers landed their current job via networking. Even when presented with that impressive statistic, some clients may be skeptical. I recently sat down with a friend and neighbour, a brilliant young man…

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