5 Tips for Tackling Social Media to Boost Your Career Practice

By Maureen McCann. Using social media to promote career services doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be as simple as leveraging what you already know and applying it to social media posts. Frank Parsons, considered the father of career development, suggested that career practitioners possess: an accurate understanding of our traits, a knowledge of the labour market,…

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Meet CPC Member Shelly Elsliger, “The LinkedIn Super-Woman”

By Cathy Milton. You’re known as “The LinkedIn Super-Woman”. How did you come by your super-woman status? The LinkedIn Super-Woman title was given to me by others. I always use LinkedIn in a supportive and kind way as I’m a strong advocate for the “Art of Reciprocity” in online interactions. I believe in giving to give, not giving to get something…

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Happy Mothers Day!

Mother’s Day in Canada occurs on the second Sunday of May. It is not a statutory holiday (federal or provincial) where businesses are closed, but it is a special day to show appreciation for our mothers. We celebrate and honour motherhood by showing appreciation for our mothers and others who represent mother figures to us. On Mother’s Day, we recognize mothers, grandmothers,…

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Private Career Practice

By Michelle Precourt. I’ve come to realize that operating a private practice requires a multi-faceted skill set and approach. I cannot simply sit in my home office and hope that clients will find me. Certainly, some have found me on their own, and that is always exciting, but connecting with others is very important. I do this in a few…

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Zoom: A Helpful Tool for Busy Career Professionals

By Giselle Mazurat. I recently volunteered to be a newsfeed contributor for the CPC Communications Team and I attended my first team meeting in February. During the meeting, Sharon Graham announced that Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) was going to start using an online application called Zoom for CPC meetings and events such as webinars. You may be asking yourself,…

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Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation

By Lori Jazvac. Sometimes, attending an interview can seem like being put under a microscope. For many jobseekers, the experience can produce sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and even feelings of anxiety and fear. It may be helpful for clients to remember that they are also interviewing the employer to determine if there is a mutual fit, but this thought…

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Impostor Syndrome: What it is, Why it Matters

By Cathy Milton. I live in the bush. I’m not joking. Anywhere I need to go is–at minimum–a 45-minute drive one way. This means that I spend a lot of time driving and while I’m driving I like to listen to CBC radio. Recently, I heard an interesting show about Impostor Syndrome. The people who shared their stories were from…

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3 Myths About the Future of Work (and why they’re not true) – Daniel Susskind

By Cathy Milton. Maureen McCann has really started a trend at CPC. She’s got us talking about the future of work. It’s an exciting conversation to be having. Yes, there are many potentially scary unknowns, but there is also the potential for many exciting new possibilities. If you talk to friends and family about what the future world of work…

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Cannexus20 – Call for Presenters

CERIC, the host and organizer of Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference, invites those interested in presenting at 2020’s event to submit their presentation proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2019. Cannexus20 takes place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, ON, January 27–29, 2020. Why Present? Presenting at Cannexus provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information…

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CDPCBO Presents Donna Reid: Finding Hope – Trauma Informed Career Practice

Career Development Professionals Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO) invites you to join them for their annual evening of networking, learning, and snacks on Thursday, May 9th, from 5:30 to 9:00pm at The Forth, 629 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K1R2. Members of Career Professionals of Canada can attend the event at a discounted rate. This unique opportunity brings together career development professionals…

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Volunteerism: The Vehicle for Driving Change in the Community

By Lori Jazvac. National Volunteer Week takes place April 7-13, 2019. This year, we are celebrating “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. Volunteerism plays a vital role in our communities. The theme of this year’s celebration is a wonderful reminder that we can achieve significant milestones when we unite together to accomplish shared goals. The documents in this campaign kit…

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10 Tips for Uncovering and Showcasing Your Clients’ Accomplishments

By Lori Jazvac. Accomplishments represent career story generators, brand builders, conversation starters, self-esteem boosters, and even life-altering game-changers for many jobseekers. Accomplishments are the most critical part of a résumé, yet jobseekers often underestimate their importance. Duties-and-responsibilities résumés rarely make the cut. A résumé can quickly be screened out by an employer if it fails to emphasize what sets the…

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Webinar Series – Activating Potential: How to Apply Mindset Tools to Empower Your Clients Toward Career Success

Career Professionals of Canada is partnering with CERIC for a new Webinar Series with CPC Member, Shellie Deloyer. Presenter: CPC Member, Shellie Deloyer Dates: Wednesday, May 15, May 22, & May 29, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET Cost: Full Series CPC Member: $119 Cost:   Full Series Non CPC-Member: $159 We all have clients who are struggling with career…

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Teaching Clients How to Find “Real” People in a Job Search

This article has been edited for a career practitioner audience. The original was published on Jobscan.co on February 26th, 2019.  By Maureen McCann. Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way people search for work. Years ago, technology made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email, but with thousands of résumés being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes,…

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RBC Report: An Automated Future Could Play to Women’s Strengths

By Cathy Milton. Maureen McCann’s recent post about the future of work highlighted the thought that career development professionals owe it to their clients to develop strategies for navigating the increasingly-automated world of work. On March 5th, 2019, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Economics released a report titled Advantage women: how an automated future could play to women’s strengths describing how technological…

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