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Lifelong Learning and Self-Care: Why They Matter

April 9, 2021 |
Lifelong learning

As a Career Development Practitioner and Certified Work-Life Strategist (CWS), I have always believed that lifelong learning and self-care truly matter. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of collaborating with an exceptional team of fellow CDPs and other subject matter experts in the development and validation of Career Professional of Canada’s new Work-Life Coaching program. I was very fortunate to be a student in the pilot program. Not only did I learn a LOT that was new to me (“ikigai” comes to mind), but the experience reinforced my…

Rescuing Résumé Bullets from Mediocrity

April 2, 2021 |
Résumé bullets - person reviewing résumé

We’re into snappy tweets and pithy memes. A résumé may cause reader’s fatigue when overly explanatory, but may fail to impress when too short.  What is the professional résumé writer to do? Strategic use of powerful, attention-getting résumé bullets may just be the solution. Optimizing Point-Form Content The résumé is mainly constructed of point-form writing, a list of bullets with each one ideally making one point.  As writers, we must balance the need for succinct messages with the need for context. For this reason, I have found that a 2-line bullet is…

Supported Employment: Strategies for Successful Placements

March 26, 2021 |
Supported Employment

Many organizations are working toward diversity and inclusion in the workplace by hiring people with disabilities. Supported employment is about employment service coaches — like me — providing on-site and ongoing supports to clients and their employers to ensure successful placements. In my role at a not-for-profit agency in Calgary, Alberta, I support clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they pursue their goal of securing employment. I am often asked by employers and other career development professionals about what it takes to guide clients through the transition from acceptance…

Webinar Series -The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques

March 25, 2021 |

Career Professionals of Canada is proud to be partnering once again with CERIC. Expert presenters Wayne Pagani, Carol Brochu, and Michelle Precourt deliver The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques to Help Career Professionals & Their Clients Succeed in the “New Normal”. Available right now, you can access the paid webinar series from 2020 on-demand! If you missed out on this series live, this is a great way to catch up with essential and emerging topics. The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques to Help Career Professionals & Their Clients Succeed in the…

Social Justice and Career Development

March 19, 2021 |
Social justice

Recently, Career Professionals of Canada published their Annual Report. It’s well worth reading. A page that really caught my attention was CPC’s three-point “Call to Action” for 2021; it is ambitious and compelling. The calls to action are described as having the goals of intentionally and mindfully strengthening the CPC brand and making an impact within the career development profession, nationally and globally. The first of the three actions is about social justice. It reads: Social Justice – Cement our culture of diversity and inclusion. I’ve heard and read the phrase “social justice” often,…