Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

2009 Stu Conger Award Nomination – An Open Letter

February 15, 2009 |

Dear Colleagues, From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your outpouring of support. As many of you know, I was recently nominated for the prestigious Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development. I want to sincerely thank all the members of my nomination team. I cannot even express how much your support means to me. The time and energy each of you took in developing the extensive portfolio for submission is a lasting testament to your thoughtfulness: Wayne Pagani (Team Leader) –…

CPC Member Appreciation – January 2009

February 2, 2009 |

For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other. ~ Millard Fuller CPC is proud to acknowledge the following individuals for being such an important part of this community. New Members: Donna Norcott Skye Berry-Burke Karen Siwak Darlene Zambruski Dorothy Maciag-Zwolski Janet DeLeon Grace Pereira Renewing Members: Heather Erskine Maureen McCann Sharon Rogers Leroy Murphy Lynn Sharer Newly Certified: Kaye Bromfield, CRS Abdul Osman, CRS Rebecca Anderson, CRS Bridgette Solate, CRS Tara Benson, CRS

Introducing CPC’s 2009 Advisory Board Members

January 20, 2009 |

Oscar Wilde once said; “The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.” We are very proud of our generous members who heeded that sound advice and have volunteered their time for positions on Career Professionals of Canada’s 2009 Advisory Board. With varied backgrounds and specialties, we trust that we have a brilliant, well rounded team and are confident in their abilities to help this organization continue to grow and develop as the leading organization for Canadian Career Practitioners. Sharon…

CPC Member Appreciation – December 2008

January 1, 2009 |

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot Happy New Year! CPC is proud to close out 2008 and welcome 2009 by acknowledging the following individuals for being such an important part of this community. New Members: Annie Labrecque Sandy Kiaizadeh Renewing Members: Wayne Pagani Newly Certified: Rana Aulakh, CRS Krysti Roehler, CRS Juliet Allen, CRS

Get the Most from Critiquing Résumés at Career Fairs

December 31, 2008 |

By Audrey Field, CPC PR & Marketing Advisor The career fair is not the appropriate venue for charging to critique résumés. You are in a room full of employers, surrounded by many candidates who have no job or are looking for better employment. The résumé is already printed. When they approach you, they are hopeful, insecure, and looking for encouragement. They just want some comment about what their strengths are. They don’t need to hear what’s lacking. Try to highlight the positives and offer what you could help them with…

Career Fair Charisma

November 30, 2008 |

By Audrey Field, PR & Marketing Advisor While this article focuses on strategies for a powerful presence and resume assessments at Career Fairs, many of these recommendations are worthwhile in any situation where you are manning a booth to promote your product or service. Career fairs are a purely marketing initiative. We all need to market our businesses occasionally. Take the day off and enjoy what you’re doing. Don’t worry about the mound of work on your desk. Enjoy hanging out in a new place with new people. As with…