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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The Unexpected Will Happen – Guaranteed. What Will You Do?

By Stephanie Clark. Early in my entrepreneurial journey I conducted the odd client interview at a mutually agreed-upon local coffee shop. On the occasion I have in mind, I lost the interview notes. Thank goodness that it was a junior client that I interviewed as I could not find my typed notes anywhere on my laptop. I mitigated a potential disaster…

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Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my clients the very best résumé…

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You Say You Don’t Have Time? Submit Your CPC Award of Excellence Nomination Now!

By Maureen McCann. For me, it was a game-changer. Things really took off for me professionally after winning my first CPC Award of Excellence. None of us have the time. We have to make the time. Trust me when I say that doing so can make all the difference. I recently shared the following post about winning my first Award…

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The Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Association

By Lori Jazvac. Are you a team member in a career-related organization? Have you ever wondered what the benefits might be of having your group join the membership of a professional association? Whether you’re a manager, administrator, consultant, educator, or career professional in a not-for-profit agency or a for-profit enterprise, there is great value in joining the inclusive community of…

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How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

By Maureen McCann. Have you ever wondered how to make better use of the tools and resources CPC membership provides? Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did. Volunteer CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. On one…

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What is the Magic Behind Client Retention?

By Stephanie Clark. When I was aspiring to apply to a newly created Manager of Customer Service position with my then-employer, the City of Kitchener, I dove into a study of customer service. Out of the several books I read, “Be Our Guest,” the Disney Institute’s book of customer service secrets, continues to influence my business processes. Disney offerings extend…

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New to the Career Development Profession? Welcome!

By Maureen McCann. Recently, a new career professional reached out to me after one of my LinkedIn blog posts caught his attention. He had some questions for me related to starting out on the path to joining the career development profession. Our exchange may be helpful and of interest to others in the same situation. New Career Professional: If you have time,…

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