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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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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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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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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10 Tips to Sharpen Your Résumé Writing

By Stephanie Clark. I am a writing snob. I drool over a superbly written piece. It gives me heart palpitations and genuine joy. There are poets who can pen a line of poetry that remain forever in the realm of “memorable.” Take the recently departed Mary Oliver’s final two lines of her poem, The Summer Day: Tell me, what is…

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How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground

By Maureen McCann. This is a synopsis of a TED Talk presented in Toronto in October 2018. The speaker is Boston Consulting Group’s Julia Dhar. It’s probably an understatement to say that in the latter part of this decade, the media has been bombarding us daily with polarizing politics. Before you know it we’re picking sides on issues while thinking…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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What is Your Personal Theory of Career Development?

By Maureen McCann. Career Development is defined in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners as the lifelong process of managing learning, work, and transitions in order to move toward your preferred future. If career theory is new to you, you may enjoy reading Charmaine Johnson’s article titled “Applying Career Development Theory” or CPC member Lori Jazvac’s post on “Chaos to Clarity – The Chaos Theory…

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