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Tips for Branding – the Cornerstone of your Career Service

By Lori Jazvac. Branding is the cornerstone for a successful career service. According to Entrepreneur.com, “your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from that of your competitors. Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to…

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Do you practice handshaking with your clients?

By CPC Mastermind, Lori Jazvac. SET THE SCENE: In the employer’s waiting room, Jane, your client, feels well prepared. Because you’ve helped her practice how to respond to various questions, she is now primed to showcase her expertise. Walking into the interview room, she meets the prospective employer who extends a firm hand. She reaches out with…

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Thoughtfully Portray your Client’s Story in the Resume’s Career Summary

By Lori Jazvac, CRS CES. There was a time when job seekers were required to open their resume with an objective statement – a one-line declaration of their own personal career goal. The “objective” explained what the candidate wanted from the employer, but did not articulate what the candidate would do for the employer. This tactic eventually became…

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Emotional Intelligence: A Marketable Skill for Career Success

By CPC Mastermind, Lori Jazvac. Career Professionals of Canada’s CAREERPRO 2015 Online Conference was a phenomenal success. The event featured presentations from experts in our field. Career Masterminds facilitated live chats on a wide array of concepts from career assessments, labour market trends, best resume practices, to career development. One topic that stood out, in particular, continues to intrigue professionals…

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Our Labour Market is Changing and so is the Workplace

By Lori Jazvac. For many clients, the days of working a “9 to 5” office job are gone. The workplace of 2016 is where you find it – at home, on the road, or in another location. On the surface, it may seem like our clients have more freedom. Yet, working from home can sometimes lead…

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Supporting Newcomers to Canada

By Lori Jazvac. As a career practitioner, I have worked with many newcomers to Canada. I have found that a positive attitude combined with patience and flexibility goes a long way. Those newcomers who are most successful exhibit a take-charge approach and determination to progressively meet their goals. They hone in on a specific career target, leveraging important networks and various…

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