“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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How to Set Goals That “Stick”

By Tanya Kett. Whether you are helping clients set goals, or doing so for yourself, the beginning of the year is a great time for a fresh start. It’s a time to make plans and set targets, but unfortunately, good intentions often fall by the wayside in a few short weeks. To help improve your own chances for successfully achieving…

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Forget “To-Do” Lists in 2018: “Ta-Dah” Instead!

By Lorraine Morris. The idea of creating a values-based daily plan came to me when I realized that after slashing through years of daily To-Do lists, I felt very little sense of control and focus. My lists were almost completely business-driven and did not in any way reflect the “whole me.” I was out of balance, and I knew it….

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Assessing Annual Performance – How Did Your Year Measure Up?

By Stephanie Clark. A business owner since 2007, I’ve not always been as attuned to business as I could have been. If I were to begin again, I would incorporate an annual business review into my practice. Why? Because you don’t know what to fix if you don’t know what’s broken! Admittedly, I am not an entrepreneur at heart; I…

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