Meet Iqaluit-Based CPC Member Alexandre Farmer

By Cathy Milton. Alexandre Farmer lives and works in one of the most spectacularly beautiful and unique capital cities in Canada: Iqaluit, in the territory of Nunavut. He is a Career Development Advisor (ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ in Inuktitut) at Nunavut Arctic College. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in January this year when we attended a CPC meet-up in Ottawa during…

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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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Client Confidentiality in the Canadian Careers Sector

By Maureen Farmer. Without a doubt, serving as a career professional is rewarding; helping people win a promotion, get a new job, or change careers is the pinnacle of success. In performing this vital work, you are trusted with important information, which you must keep confidential. As a business owner and career professional, I have noticed a phenomenon that alarms me: breach of…

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Work your way towards your CDP and CCDP with your Ethics and Theory courses

By Maureen McCann. This fall, I took Career Professionals of Canada’s (CPC) Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses. I was looking for a way to dive-deep into Canadian career development practices.  I participated in both the Career Development Ethics & Standards (CDP-01) and Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02) programs. Both courses offered rich Canadian-specific resources that immediately added value…

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Why Ethics are Crucial to Delivering Career Services in Today’s Market

By Lori Jazvac. Have you ever found yourself in a perplexing situation where you had to choose between your client’s interests and your professionalism and integrity? In fact, you may have been faced with a few different potential choices and asked yourself, “Am I making the right choice in this particular situation?” and, “How will my choice affect the outcome…

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Being Authentic

By Conny Lee. Being authentic means being true to who we really are – being honest and transparent. Being authentic helps you relate to your audience. Authenticity means: We know, or figure out, who we truly are, and what our values, interests, dreams, and strengths are. We find the courage to face the fear of not being liked or accepted….

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Careerpro Ethics – Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

By Cathy Milton. I have a good friend who was recently looking for permanent work. She enjoyed one of those unexpected, and exciting, periods in her job search where it all seemed to be coming together at once. She had four potential employers interested in her, and she was attending a series of second and third interviews. While she would…

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10 Steps to Letting an Employee Go With Respect

By Sharon Graham. Having to let an employee go is an unpleasant, but often necessary, part of business. Canadian legislation is specific about how employers deal with termination of employment. Proper handling of a termination will minimize legal repercussions and demonstrate your respect for the individual. It is important for an employer to show every employee respect and dignity throughout his or…

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Are you being scammed by your career firm?

By Sharon Graham. The economy is bringing out the career services scammers. Lately, I have seen two or three examples of the old Bernard Haldane scam that was featured on the investigative TV show W5 a number of years back. The career firm allegedly deceived its clients to obtain advance fees for its services. In the early 2000’s Five U.S….

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Remind Job Seekers: Beware of Identity Theft

By Sharon Graham. In the information age, job seekers have found many new and interesting ways to market themselves online and gain exposure to a worldwide job market. Our clients are able to e-mail resumes to countless recruiters and a myriad of potential employers with a few keystrokes. They can even post a personal profile and history into databases and Internet job…

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Job Seekers: Beware of Identity Theft

By Sharon Graham. In the information age, as job seekers we have found many new and interesting ways to market ourselves online and gain exposure to a worldwide job market. Many of us are able to e-mail our resumes to countless recruiters and a myriad of potential employers with a few keystrokes. We can even post our personal profile and…

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Job seekers: Beware of spammers, scammers, and schemers.

By Sharon Graham. Most job seekers these days rely heavily on the internet as a resource to help them achieve their career transition goals. The internet can be quite useful in helping to perform research and find help; however, there are many dangers lurking within the web and it may be in your best interest to proceed with caution. As…

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…’tis the season to be scammed

By Sharon Graham. As the holiday season approaches, we have seen an escalation in job search scams targeting Canadians. Job seekers need to be extra diligent these days. As Career Professionals, we are all advocates for ethics and integrity in our market. Advise your clients to be on the watch for these RED FLAGS: FAKE JOB POSTINGS – If your client…

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Career Service Scams

CPCEthics

By Sharon Graham. Over the years, I’ve had numerous complaints about a Toronto-based company that first pretends to be a recruitment firm and then scams job seekers by taking thousands of dollars. The company’s representatives often target internet job seekers as well as new immigrants by expertly playing on their inexperience and desperation in the labour market. Clearly, ethics and…

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Operate with integrity and get a first-rate 6-figure job

By Sharon Graham. Let’s face it. Any respectable six-figure job seeker would want to work for a trustworthy company that treats them well. If you are looking for this kind of job, then your integrity is everything. Your prospective employer will want to find a professional who passionately shares their vision. And so, it’s critical that you display the personal…

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