Inspired by “Insider Secrets from CareerPros” – 15 Additional Resources

By Cathy Milton. I’ve read the words of advice from the expert contributors to CPC’s recently published ebook Insider Secrets from CareerPros several times now. The beauty of this accessible, helpful career development guide is that there is something for everyone. Regardless of your field of work and whether you’re well-established in your career or job-seeking, you’ll find inspirational ideas that will…

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Season’s Greetings!

Warm winter wishes for an enchanted holiday season. CPC’s annual holiday break will begin December 19, 2018 and carry through to January 2, 2019. Don’t worry – you’ll still have access to all your resources and colleagues through the Career Professionals of Canada site, our Professional Members Portal, the CPC Facebook Group, and the CPC LinkedIn Group. As we prepare for…

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“I Know I Can Because…” I Invested in Career Professionals of Canada

By Kamee Gilmore.  “I’m really happy I found CPC. I think that it’s going to be a real game-changer for my company going forward.”       – Gabrielle Suttis Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to once again collaborate with Maureen McCann as we headed Career Professionals of Canada’s 2nd annual Canada Career Month podcast. Following 2017’s podcast, in which…

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A Guide to Creating Meaningful Accomplishment Statements

By Sharon Graham. Canadian job seekers who write their own résumés often list job duties and responsibilities. For the typical employer, the candidate’s contact information followed by a simple compilation of job descriptions is meaningless. To find and select the best candidate, the employer needs to understand the differences between applicants. The best way to help an employer select a…

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Reflection on Canada Career Month’s Theme – “I Know I Can Because…”

By Stephanie Clark. Browsing through the Canada Career Month 2018 website led me to reflect on this year’s theme, “I Know I Can Because…” It is an optimistic phrase and so fitting for an event that focuses on the breadth and depth of skills found in our Canadian workforce. It seems to me that when we are young, we are encouraged…

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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…

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CPC Members in Action – The Making of Our Canada Career Month Podcast

By Maureen McCann. Kamee Gilmore caught my attention and interest with a post she wrote for the CPC website back in the spring of 2017. The article was titled “Pricing Freelance Résumé Services.” Some months later, I reached out to Kamee following a tele-networking session on the topic of private practice pricing and marketing models. Before you knew it, we were collaborating…

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How to Master Trend Management

By Tanya Kett. “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators “ ~ Edward Gibbon, English Historian ~ Ever feel like there is more information out there than can be consumed?  We help clients navigate changes such as career transition due to employment loss, return to work after a prolonged absence, mandatory professional development, and…

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Canada Career Month 2018: Three Special Offerings Just for You!

NOVEMBER is Canada Career Month and we’ve got your back! Canada Career Month is an annual event designed to celebrate the skills of the Canadian workforce from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Career Professionals of Canada warmly invites all CareerPros to join the celebration and mark the significance of this initiative by engaging in and enjoying three unique offerings. Insider Secrets from CareerPros –…

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Rethink Résumé Keywords and Key Phrases

By Sharon Graham. Résumé keywords and key phrases are words (or strings of words) used to identify good prospects for a position. Keywords help recruiters and employers search through a batch of résumés to select appropriate candidates. Companies, search firms, and job boards often use Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software to automate this process. In the last decade, the job…

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Two Inescapable Rules to Alleviate Job Search Fears

By Stephanie Clark. Fear keeps job seekers stuck in a sort of shallow-breath, anxiety-ridden, deer-in-the-headlights stance throughout the job search. Writing the résumé has them biting their fingernails. Emailing the résumé has them hoping that it will travel safely through cyberspace. Answering a call to book an interview can make them bumble their way through the simple selection of a…

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Canada Career Month – November 2018

Career Professionals of Canada is proud to promote Canada Career Month (CCM) with three exciting new initiatives in November…Here’s how you can get ready for CCM! The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because”. Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. We also want Canadians to…

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20 Ways a Simple “Thank You” Can Transform Your Career

By Sharon Graham. When it comes to your career, saying “thank you” is much more than good manners. This simple act of showing gratitude has the potential to transform the trajectory of your career. It is true that saying thank you can improve your career opportunities because it changes the way people perceive you. Just as importantly, it can change…

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Value Proposition Model: Applying a Holistic Approach to Career Transition

By Sharon Graham. Employment consultants typically support clients who are going through career transitions. They strive to provide these clients with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to perform a successful job search. For this to happen, clients need to be able to articulate their value clearly and confidently from the beginning to the end of the job search process. We…

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Happy New Year!

By Shellie Deloyer. Wait – what? No, I didn’t get the date wrong! The kids are back to school and we, in our roles as career professionals, are back to our routines now that September is in full swing. For many, this particular time is like starting a new year. Many of us operate and schedule our lives on a…

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