Happy Canada Day!

By Cathy Milton. Yesterday, as I waited for my Mom while she attended a doctor’s appointment, I had the opportunity to read through the current edition of Maclean’s. The magazine was packed with interesting stories. One of those stories celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the enactment of Bill C-150, which brought major reform to Canada’s criminal code. Canadians whose lives…

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Top Ten Tips for Working with Youth

By Tanya Kett. Part of me is hesitant to generalize about the student population I work with at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, but, through my experience as a Career Development Advisor, I’d like to share the insights and tips I’ve gathered about building successful working relationships with young adults. Generation Z is the generation that is currently in university, born…

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How to Transform Your Clients into Preferred Candidates

By Lori Jazvac. I’ve learned that: You never know where your career journey will take you – it’s about remaining true to your values, having faith that things will work out better than imagined, and managing your career growth and satisfaction! I encourage my clients to embrace the same belief about their own careers. Have any of your clients ever…

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Book Review: How To Be Everything

By Christine Cristiano. This book, written by career coach, artist, and community-builder Emilie Wapnick, has a very compelling subtitle. The book’s full title is How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. I was turned on to this book by one of my clients. This particular client is the…

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The Skills You Need to Succeed in 2020

By Avil Beckford, Guest Contributor. This article was first published in Forbes. 2020 isn’t that far away. As a professional, have you been paying attention to the changes happening in your workplace and how they are affecting you? How has your role evolved over the past five years? Do you consider yourself skilled for the jobs of the future? Do…

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How to Help Clients Turn Office Politics into Positive Outcomes

By Lori Jazvac. Your client has recently landed a new customer service role after you created a stellar résumé portfolio and provided career coaching. She established a nice rapport with the employer at the interview and is now eager to start her new job. She’s full of enthusiasm, excitement, and optimism. A few days pass, and then weeks. Your client,…

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Happy Victoria Day!

Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday celebrated on the Monday preceeding May 25 in every province and territory. It honours the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was born on May 24, 1819. In Quebec, this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des patriotes). Enjoy this long-weekend in May. It’s the unofficial start of the summer season in Canada! Image…

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5 Tips for Tackling Social Media to Boost Your Career Practice

By Maureen McCann. Using social media to promote career services doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be as simple as leveraging what you already know and applying it to social media posts. Frank Parsons, considered the father of career development, suggested that career practitioners possess: an accurate understanding of our traits, a knowledge of the labour market,…

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Meet CPC Member Shelly Elsliger, “The LinkedIn Super-Woman”

By Cathy Milton. You’re known as “The LinkedIn Super-Woman”. How did you come by your super-woman status? The LinkedIn Super-Woman title was given to me by others. I always use LinkedIn in a supportive and kind way as I’m a strong advocate for the “Art of Reciprocity” in online interactions. I believe in giving to give, not giving to get something…

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Private Career Practice

By Michelle Precourt. I’ve come to realize that operating a private practice requires a multi-faceted skill set and approach. I cannot simply sit in my home office and hope that clients will find me. Certainly, some have found me on their own, and that is always exciting, but connecting with others is very important. I do this in a few…

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Zoom: A Helpful Tool for Busy Career Professionals

By Giselle Mazurat. I recently volunteered to be a newsfeed contributor for the CPC Communications Team and I attended my first team meeting in February. During the meeting, Sharon Graham announced that Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) was going to start using an online application called Zoom for CPC meetings and events such as webinars. You may be asking yourself,…

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Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation

By Lori Jazvac. Sometimes, attending an interview can seem like being put under a microscope. For many jobseekers, the experience can produce sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and even feelings of anxiety and fear. It may be helpful for clients to remember that they are also interviewing the employer to determine if there is a mutual fit, but this thought…

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Impostor Syndrome: What it is, Why it Matters

By Cathy Milton. I live in the bush. I’m not joking. Anywhere I need to go is–at minimum–a 45-minute drive one way. This means that I spend a lot of time driving and while I’m driving I like to listen to CBC radio. Recently, I heard an interesting show about Impostor Syndrome. The people who shared their stories were from…

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3 Myths About the Future of Work (and why they’re not true) – Daniel Susskind

By Cathy Milton. Maureen McCann has really started a trend at CPC. She’s got us talking about the future of work. It’s an exciting conversation to be having. Yes, there are many potentially scary unknowns, but there is also the potential for many exciting new possibilities. If you talk to friends and family about what the future world of work…

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Cannexus20 – Call for Presenters

CERIC, the host and organizer of Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference, invites those interested in presenting at 2020’s event to submit their presentation proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2019. Cannexus20 takes place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, ON, January 27–29, 2020. Why Present? Presenting at Cannexus provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information…

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