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Helping Your Clients Get to FAB!

By Andrew Chalmers. As a student in CPC’s Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02) course, I had the pleasure of studying the Value Proposition Model. A solid VPM offers a real marketing edge; an advantage that clients can develop and refine, and which will open many employment doors for them. A chance move brought me…

Canada Career Month: Advocating for Career Development Helps Canadians Thrive

By Maureen McCann. What is the value of Canada Career Month? When we come together to champion and advocate for our profession, we raise the profile of career development professionals while simultaneously increasing the perceived value of the work we do to support Canadians. Canada Career Month (CCM) takes place every November. What used to…

Are Your Clients Ready for the Gig Economy?

By Giselle Mazurat. In some professions, the gig economy is not a new idea. Musicians, actors, artists, and writers have been working at gigs for the longest time. According to the BMO Wealth Management July 2018 report, the gig economy is growing at a phenomenal rate with 2.18 million Canadians being categorized as temporary workers…

The Most Important Soft Skill?

By Cathy Milton. I recently had an unpleasant experience with a service provider (not a career professional), and it caused me to reflect on the myriad of soft skills that people who deliver customer service have to possess in order to do the job really well. That reflection led to me to wonder what career…

The Power of Alchemy: Helping Clients Recover from Downsizing

By Lori Jazvac. Years ago, the art of “alchemy” caught my attention and was instrumental in helping me transmute challenging experiences into positive ones, leading to personal growth and transformation. Alchemy is the “Hermetic science and art of causing change, both physically and spiritually.” Alchemy, a practice that began in the middle ages, was shrouded in…

6 Tips for Effectively Managing a Small Business with AI

By Kamy Anderson, guest contributor. Artificial intelligence is everywhere. A recent global consumer survey has shown that while 33% of consumers think they use AI tech, the actual number is much higher. Currently, around 77% of people use popular AI-enabled devices and services whether they’re aware of that or not. The same goes for businesses. Modern-day…