The Future of CPC – Introducing CPC Tip Sheets!

By Cathy Milton. As part of Career Professionals of Canada’s “Future of CPC” initiative, we’re pleased to announce the launch of CPC Tip Sheets. Tip Sheets are created by members and friends of Career Professionals of Canada, and each one delivers helpful and informative tips on a wide variety of topics. Tip Sheets can be found under the “Resources” tab…

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Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery in a Career Practice

By Donna Norcott. I don’t know if this is something unique to me, but even though I don’t have children, I love the back-to-school season! The colourful binders, notebooks, and new pens and pencils inspire my creativity and I look forward to “sweater weather” as being an ideal time to reflect, reorganize, and turn a fresh, new page for a season…

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5 Keys to Excellence for Your Career and Life

By Skye Berry-Burke. The other day, while visiting my child’s pediatrician, I saw an article about the “8 Keys of Excellence” for making great kids greater. Five of these “keys” were immediately etched in my mind and I continued to think about how these principles for achieving excellence apply to all of us – young and old, career pros and…

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Happy Labour Day!

In Canada, we celebrate Labour Day on the first Monday in September. Labour Day is a national statutory holiday that was established in 1894. It originated with the first workers’ rallies of the Victorian era. Historically, workers marked the day with various activities, which included parades, speeches, games, amateur competitions, and picnics. The holiday promoted working-class solidarity and belonging during…

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Congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

By Sharon Graham. It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2019 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous with 50 candidates selected from all the submissions received.  I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2019 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients this year – this was not…

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The Value of a Career Counsellor: My Personal Story

By Kevin Waldbillig. I know that a happy and fulfilling career change is possible. I know this to be true because I’ve experienced it first-hand. Don’t think, though, that the change transpired without some feelings of fear and reluctance. Let me give you the background of how I came to seek out the services of a skilled and supportive career…

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The Future of CPC

By Cathy Milton. The future of work is changing and so are we! 2020 is just around the corner and we’ve got your back. As a member of Canada’s only national career development association, you will have certainly noticed that Career Professionals of Canada is interested in – and excited about – the opportunities created by the future world of work. In fact,…

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How to “Get” Clients for your Private Practice

By Nel Slater. So you’re looking for clients, eh? As I contemplate the topic of how an independent career practitioner “gets” clients, I realize that my own practice has grown organically over the past 5 years; however, there are a few intentional things that I do as well. If you’d like to attract and secure more clients for your private…

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Helping Clients Circumvent “Honeymoon Hangover”

By Lori Jazvac. When clients secure a new role, they’re excited. They report that they love the work environment, their job is interesting and challenging, and the pay and benefits are rewarding. They’re thrilled to be offered perks such as company barbeques and casual Fridays, along with a flexible work schedule. They’re in the honeymoon phase of the new job. Then,…

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How to Recognize and Overcome Job Burnout

By Kevin Waldbillig. Work is busy. Life is busy. But, I find that summer does offer a bit of relief from the hectic pace of both. Why not take advantage of the season by doing a bit of self-reflection and self-care? Ask yourself these questions: Am I feeling more cynical at work towards clients and colleagues? Do I feel disillusioned…

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Marketing Clients With Disabilities To Employers

By Brent Warman. I work as an employment services coach at a not-for-profit agency in Calgary, Alberta, supporting developmentally disabled clients with their employment needs. I’m often asked what it takes to be successful in finding work for my clients. My answer to that question is that it involves the ability to “think outside the box.” Many of the strategies and…

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Be Part of Cannexus20, Canada’s National Career Development Conference!

While we all enjoy summer in Canada, remember that in just six short months we’ll be in the midst of another Canadian winter. Want something to look forward to this winter? Cannexus20, Canada’s national career development conference, is being held from January 27th to 29th, 2020, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa! Registration for Cannexus20 is now open with both 3-day ($450)…

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How to Become a Successful Résumé Writer

By Wendi Weiner, Guest Contributor. Career Professionals of Canada is the only Canadian association that supports independent résumé writers with training, certifications, and awards. There are several US-based résumé writing associations that offer certifications and training, promote the industry, and maximize the credentials of résumé writers: The National Résumé Writers’ Association The Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches…

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4 Free CPC Resources to Help You Prepare for the Future of Work

By Maureen McCann. Much of the research about the future of work points to the importance of upskilling, reskilling, and/or learning. As career professionals, our Standards & Guidelines tells us we must be continuously learning. Specifically, in the Core Competencies section, you’ll find: C1. Professional Behaviour C1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to professional development C1.2.2 Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning Thankfully, Career…

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The Power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Transforming Careers and Lives

By Lori A. Jazvac. Shellie Deloyer, founder, coach, and trainer at Bright Futures Solutions describes Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as “a set of tools, techniques, and skills that empower people to create lasting and transformative changes so they can create the results and outcomes they’re looking for.” I recently attended Shellie’s three-part webinar series, Activating Potential: How to Apply Mindset Tools…

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