5 Reasons to Participate in Hypnosis Research Study

By Cathy Milton. Career Professionals of Canada, in collaboration with Seneca College in Toronto, is engaged in a research study to assess the benefits of hypnosis as a tool to reduce the stress associated with job search. I wish I qualified to be a participant in this study. I’ll go so far as to say that I am jealous of those…

Read More→

Career Professionals: Are We Ready for the Future of Work?

By Maureen McCann. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Skills for Jobs report published late last year, there has been a shift in the global labour market. The change is a result of technological progress, globalization, and demographic changes. In essence, there is a misalignment between the skills available in the marketplace and those needed to fill jobs…

Read More→

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…

Read More→

Prepare to be Inspired – “I Know I Can Because…”

By Taranum Khan. Here we are entering the second month of a new year. If you’re like me, you may find a small but perceptible decline in energy and motivation creeping into your daily routine. Following the joy and relaxation of the holiday break, I entered 2019 bursting with new energy and well-intentioned resolutions to make this my best year…

Read More→

Career Competence Survey: Have your voice heard!

The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) is partnering with the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) to implement the project, Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning and Work.  We will work closely with career development stakeholders across Canada to update and expand the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) so that they reflect current and emergent practice in the…

Read More→

Be Your Clients’ Champion

By Lori Jazvac. Many clients I work with talk about being behind in the plans they have for their lives. They tell me that they harbour regrets about not being able to achieve their cherished dreams and goals in what they view as the optimal timeframe. Yet, sometimes external circumstances such as industry changes, labour market trends, employer expectations, individual…

Read More→

Lack of Degree? So What?

By Stephanie Clark. Since 2007, when I launched myself as a résumé writer, I have had a broad spectrum of clients. From entry level to senior executive, from every continent (except Antarctica, of course!), employed and unemployed. In this last category, several have landed at my virtual doorstep after being reorganized out by an employer for whom they had worked…

Read More→

Six Strategies for Getting Maximum Benefit Out of Cannexus19

By Maureen McCann. Each year that I attend the Cannexus career development conference, I am in awe of the people (presenters, attendees, exhibitors, and organizers), the presentations, and the shared learning. I am not exaggerating when I say that the energy and excitement in the Cannexus venue is palpable. Cannexus is the national bilingual conference put on by CERIC and held in…

Read More→

Building Career Resilience

By Tanya Kett. Is failure such a bad thing? It sure feels that way in the midst of it but think back to a time you failed at something, whether it was your driving test as a teenager, an exam as a university student, or maybe you received less-than-positive feedback from a client. These things are bound to happen, but there…

Read More→

RESEARCH STUDY: Hypnosis and Job Search Stress

Seneca College, in collaboration with the Career Professionals of Canada is performing a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis in reducing career related stress. We are actively seeking participants for a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis is reducing career related stress.  If you are at least 18 years of age, currently job searching and experiencing job search related…

Read More→

Canadian Résumés from the Employer’s Perspective

By Sharon Graham. Résumé strategists from across Canada discuss the current needs of employers and how to write a résumé that meets those needs. Career Professionals of Canada recently completed another successful Advanced Résumé Development Certificate Program. Participants contributed to a discussion about how differing perspectives create a variety of challenges for their clients. Independent recruiters and hiring managers see…

Read More→

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 2019, I would very much like to help you achieve your professional objectives. CPC is looking forward to an…

Read More→

Resolve to firm up your CCS & CCDP in 2019!

NEXT ONLINE COURSE STARTS JANUARY 2019 We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind professional development program for those practitioners who are working towards their Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certifications. Certification is a formal recognition of the skills, knowledge, and experience of Career Development Practitioners (CDPs). Association membership, ongoing professional development, and certification help you…

Read More→

Meet CPC Member Michelle Precourt

By Cathy Milton. During this gift-giving season, I’ve heard from many friends and family members that they will be giving gifts of genetic and ancestry testing, such as offered by companies like 23andMe. With this in mind, and as I listened to the podcast produced by Kamee Gilmore and Maureen McCann in recognition of Canada Career Month 2018, I was…

Read More→

Happy Holidays!

Career Professionals of Canada is closed from December 19, 2018 to January 2, 2019.  We’d like to wish you the very best this holiday season, and a truly prosperous New Year.