Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Don’t work Job Fairs? That Could Cost You Thousands

October 31, 2008 |

Don Orlando, MBA, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, CCMC If you are a regular subscriber to professional organizations’ e-lists, you may have read comments that describe job fairs as “…a waste of time and money….” It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll suggest why you might want to support job fairs (you’ve already seen a powerful hint in the title) and how you prepare for, conduct, and leverage these events to put clients on your calendar, money in your pocket, and something back to your community. Everything you read here is…

CPC Member Appreciation – October 2008

October 29, 2008 |

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. ~George Bernard Shaw CPC is proud to acknowledge the following individuals for being such an important part of this community. Newly Certified: Jillian Ricketts, CRS Marsha Nelson, CRS Lucy Sun, CRS Alireza Kia, CRS Hassan Abtidon, CRS

CPC Member Appreciation – September 2008

October 1, 2008 |

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~H.E. Luccock CPC is proud to acknowledge the following individuals for being such an important part of this community. New Members: Louisa Ielo Linda Dupuis-Pépin Ivan Podiman Lydia Fernandes Mitri Hanna Renewing Members: Susan Easton Marlene Slawson Newly Certified: Acer Ashashimi, CRS Leroy Murphy, CRS

You’ve Seen the Ads: What’s it Really Like to Work for Online Resume Writing Firms?

September 30, 2008 |

By Sandra Lim, CPRW, CECC, CWPP We have all seen those ads for Certified Resume Writers placed by ResumeEdge.com, CareerPerfect.com, and other online resume writing firms. There are many such resume writing firms proliferating on the Internet, but I limited my comparison to a selection of firms that are affiliated with industry resume writing associations. These companies include: CareerPerfect.com, ResumeWriters.com, ResumeEdge.com, RealGoodResume.com, and e-resume.net. Not only do we have fellow members from these firms, but possibly those among us work as subcontractors for these firms as well – the advantages…

CPC Member Appreciation – August 2008

September 11, 2008 |

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ~Henry Ford CPC is proud to acknowledge the following individuals for being such an important part of this community. New Members: Myrtle Anstey John Coward Annette Jim Sue Kersey Karen Miller Louise Shea Carrie Steeves Kelly West-Gordon Renewing Members: Stephanie Clark Brenda Collard-Mills Elizabeth Grin Howard Halpern Laura Macro Joanne Robillard Linda Schnabel Karen Shane Louise Shea Andrea Taylor Jackie Wakeling Heidi Woosley Daisy Wright Newly Certified: Anne Brunelle, CRS Stephanie Clark, MCRS Marilyn Curtis, CRS Carol Henry,…

The Telephone Trap: Build or Destroy your Business for Just Pennies a Day

July 30, 2008 |

Don Orlando, MBA, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, CCMC How much do local calls cost your business? a)     4.3 cents b)     5.8 cents c)     7.1 cents d)     Your entire operation No, that’s not a trick question. Seven of my former competitors failed this test over the last eight years. Granted, they all did different things wrong, but one thread of feedback I got from clients was consistent: none of those former professional résumé writers used their phone to build their business. In fact, their inability to put the phone to work drove…