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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Happy Canada Day!

By Cathy Milton. Yesterday, as I waited for my Mom while she attended a doctor’s appointment, I had the opportunity to read through the current edition of Maclean’s. The magazine was packed with interesting stories. One of those stories celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the enactment of Bill C-150, which brought major reform to Canada’s criminal code. Canadians whose lives…

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Top Ten Tips for Working with Youth

By Tanya Kett. Part of me is hesitant to generalize about the student population I work with at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, but, through my experience as a Career Development Advisor, I’d like to share the insights and tips I’ve gathered about building successful working relationships with young adults. Generation Z is the generation that is currently in university, born…

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How to Transform Your Clients into Preferred Candidates

By Lori Jazvac. I’ve learned that: You never know where your career journey will take you – it’s about remaining true to your values, having faith that things will work out better than imagined, and managing your career growth and satisfaction! I encourage my clients to embrace the same belief about their own careers. Have any of your clients ever…

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Book Review: How To Be Everything

By Christine Cristiano. This book, written by career coach, artist, and community-builder Emilie Wapnick, has a very compelling subtitle. The book’s full title is How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. I was turned on to this book by one of my clients. This particular client is the…

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The Skills You Need to Succeed in 2020

By Avil Beckford, Guest Contributor. This article was first published in Forbes. 2020 isn’t that far away. As a professional, have you been paying attention to the changes happening in your workplace and how they are affecting you? How has your role evolved over the past five years? Do you consider yourself skilled for the jobs of the future? Do…

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How to Help Clients Turn Office Politics into Positive Outcomes

By Lori Jazvac. Your client has recently landed a new customer service role after you created a stellar résumé portfolio and provided career coaching. She established a nice rapport with the employer at the interview and is now eager to start her new job. She’s full of enthusiasm, excitement, and optimism. A few days pass, and then weeks. Your client,…

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Happy Victoria Day!

Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday celebrated on the Monday preceeding May 25 in every province and territory. It honours the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was born on May 24, 1819. In Quebec, this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des patriotes). Enjoy this long-weekend in May. It’s the unofficial start of the summer season in Canada! Image…

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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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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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