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How to Help Third Age Job Seekers Find Work

April 21, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Help Third Age Job Seekers Find Work
Help Third Age Job Seekers

What is the Third Age? Google that question and you’ll get many hits. Generally, it is defined as the period of life between ages 55 to 80. It is a period when many people leave their working life behind and “follow their bliss”; doing whatever makes them feel happy and fulfilled. However, there are many Third-Agers who deliberately choose to continue formal employment due to financial necessity or perhaps because it provides self-fulfillment. If “older” people  embark on the path of trying to land a new job, they can face special challenges. Many…

Confidence: What Every Career Professional Needs to Succeed

April 16, 2021 |
Confidence level meter

As a business owner, I had periods of time where I experienced “impostor syndrome.” That is when you feel like you have no clue what you’re doing and you worry someone will figure it out! And apparently, it’s more common amongst women. It really epitomizes, for me, what lack of self-confidence feels like. Over the years, I came to internalize the belief that confidence is what every career professional needs to succeed. If you genuinely don’t know what you’re doing, obviously training is the answer, but if you actually do know…

Lifelong Learning and Self-Care: Why They Matter

April 9, 2021 |
Lifelong learning

As a Career Development Practitioner and Certified Work-Life Strategist (CWS), I have always believed that lifelong learning and self-care truly matter. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of collaborating with an exceptional team of fellow CDPs and other subject matter experts in the development and validation of Career Professional of Canada’s new Work-Life Coaching program. I was very fortunate to be a student in the pilot program. Not only did I learn a LOT that was new to me (“ikigai” comes to mind), but the experience reinforced my…

Rescuing Résumé Bullets from Mediocrity

April 2, 2021 |
Résumé bullets - person reviewing résumé

We’re into snappy tweets and pithy memes. A résumé may cause reader’s fatigue when overly explanatory, but may fail to impress when too short.  What is the professional résumé writer to do? Strategic use of powerful, attention-getting résumé bullets may just be the solution. Optimizing Point-Form Content The résumé is mainly constructed of point-form writing, a list of bullets with each one ideally making one point.  As writers, we must balance the need for succinct messages with the need for context. For this reason, I have found that a 2-line bullet is…

Supported Employment: Strategies for Successful Placements

March 26, 2021 |
Supported Employment

Many organizations are working toward diversity and inclusion in the workplace by hiring people with disabilities. Supported employment is about employment service coaches — like me — providing on-site and ongoing supports to clients and their employers to ensure successful placements. In my role at a not-for-profit agency in Calgary, Alberta, I support clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they pursue their goal of securing employment. I am often asked by employers and other career development professionals about what it takes to guide clients through the transition from acceptance…

Webinar Series -The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques

March 25, 2021 |

Career Professionals of Canada is proud to be partnering once again with CERIC. Expert presenters Wayne Pagani, Carol Brochu, and Michelle Precourt deliver The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques to Help Career Professionals & Their Clients Succeed in the “New Normal”. Available right now, you can access the paid webinar series from 2020 on-demand! If you missed out on this series live, this is a great way to catch up with essential and emerging topics. The Wellness Paradigm: Preventative Self-Care Techniques to Help Career Professionals & Their Clients Succeed in the…