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Mitigating obstacles and barriers for newcomers

By Lori Jazvac. Newcomers form an integral part of our diverse multicultural landscape. Canada has brought in more than 250,000 immigrants each year since 1991. This number continues to grow due to complex economic and political factors, here and overseas. Despite considerable challenges regarding national security since 9/11 and onward, immigration serves as a vehicle for strengthening…

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Announcing the 2015 CPC Awards of Excellence Nominees

Congratulations to all the 2015 nominees! The nominees for Career Professionals of Canada’s 2015 Awards of Excellence program have been selected. The full list of nominees are below. The 2015 Awards of Excellence recipients will be formally announced in early September. Outstanding Career Leader Jennifer Gill Lisa Taylor Sareena Hopkins Outstanding Social Media Strategist Adrienne Tom Outstanding…

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Your Client’s Career Transition in the Current Economy

By Lori Jazvac. With Canada’s economy waning, fears of a looming recession are resurfacing. As the labour market tightens and employer expectations intensify, career professionals need to be poised to empower clients. CPC Mastermind, Lori Jazvac, provides practitioners with steps to plan their career transition. Economic indicators are showing a consistent decline in the last few months.  6,500…

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Marketable Skills for the Future

By Lori Jazvac. CPC Mastermind Lori Jazvac shares some Canadian trends and marketable skills that will be required in the future. This article brings together provincial, national, and international recommendations with tangible steps for career professionals and their clients. According to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, data and analysis of trends in the labour market…

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How effective are career and personality assessments?

By Lori Jazvac. Career Professionals of Canada’s recent tele-networking session on Personality Type and Career Development offered some insightful information. Some people may shun career assessments and believe that they are possibly equivalent to a daily horoscope, when in reality they are valuable tools in gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves. Career assessments can be applied…

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The Follow-Up Letter: The Forgotten Career Search Tool

By Lori Jazvac. Here is a typical scenario: two sales candidates with excellent credentials apply for the same position but one authors an inspiring follow up letter that gets read by the prospective employer while the other does not even bother to follow up after a few weeks of submitting the application. Can you guess…

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