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CPC Member Appreciation – March 2015

March 31, 2015 |

“Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.” Douglas Coupland – Canadian artist and author of international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Welcome to our new PROFESSIONAL Members: Diana Foster Emily Theobald Gayle Draper Jyoti Kalra Karen McCrank Lee-Anne Lefebvre Maximilian Specht Melissa Neverson Michelle Turbide Sharon Crowell Stephanie Turton Susan Huvenaars Wanda Kusumajuda Thank you to our renewing PROFESSIONAL Members: Amanda Wencel Jan McColm Jennifer Miller Kathleen Weston Kellan Beck Paul Oliveira Stephanie Gillies Tami Cooper Yanny Oi-Yan Yeung Congratulations to our newly CERTIFIED…

Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, survey finds

March 11, 2015 |
News Feature

TORONTO, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ – One in two Canadians who have not had career counselling say they would have sought professional career planning or employment advice if they could do it over again, a new survey has found. “There is recognition that just like you need a financial planner and other professionals in your life, you also need professional advice to successfully manage your career,” said Jan Basso, chair of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), which commissioned the survey along with The Counselling Foundation of Canada.…

The Interview Mistakes Candidates Make (Without Even Realizing It), According to Survey

March 6, 2015 |
News Feature

TORONTO, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ Much like a highly anticipated first date, a job interview can go from pure potential to pure disaster in mere minutes. According to a new survey from, 51 per cent of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good fit for a position. By minute 15, that number reaches 89 per cent. The nationwide online survey of more than 400 hiring and human resource managers reveals the most off-putting interview behaviours candidates display during job interviews.…

Content Curation 101 [InfoGraphic]

March 4, 2015 |
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By Janet Barclay. A blog is a great tool for developing your career or marketing your small business, but you may have any number of reasons for not blogging consistently. If you find it difficult to write articles from scratch on a regular basis, content curation is an excellent way to keep your name in front of potential employers and clients. Many of the Web’s top bloggers are expert content curators. Content curation is extremely popular right now, but like most Internet buzzwords, many people use the phrase without really understanding what…

8 Steps to Fix Your Online Reputation Now

March 3, 2015 |

By Sharon Graham. The internet can be fascinating and flattering when people say nice things about us. However, when things take a turn, it can be quite distressing. If anyone has ever said something negative about you online, you’ve probably felt entirely exposed and vulnerable. This type of attack can seriously affect your self-esteem and hurt your personal ambition and drive. What’s more upsetting is that employers and recruiters make judgments about you based on this information – truth or lies – before they ever meet you. It is extremely…