How to Craft the Best Canadian Résumé

November 3, 2023 |
A magnifying glass focusing in on what it takes to craft the best Canadian résumé

If you had asked me about résumé writing ten years ago, just as I was starting my career practice, I would have said that it is as much an art as it is a science. Résumé writing requires comprehensive research, forethought, and strategic planning, and an ability to gather the right information. It’s all about presenting the client’s value through high-quality content, yet design and formatting are equally important if you want to catch the reader’s eye. I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years about how to…

Introducing CPC’s New Executive Director: Christine Ball

October 27, 2023 |

We are delighted to introduce Christine (Chris) Ball as the new Executive Director of Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). With a career spanning various sectors, Chris brings a unique blend of valuable qualifications and skills to her new role. Her background includes experience as an executive director, and her expertise lies in strategic planning and team leadership. Her impressive career journey in non-profit association management and operational management positions her perfectly to lead our association toward a future of growth and excellence. Chris’ path to this role has been marked…

Return to Office Mandates: Exploring Two Perspectives

October 20, 2023 |
Return to office mandates, depicted by a young man carrying a laptop bag and a face mask into an office.

The ongoing debate over return to office (RTO) mandates continues to receive a lot of attention. In Canada, employers began rolling out return to the workplace policies in mid-to-late 2022. In December 2022, the Canadian federal government announced that, starting in the spring of 2023, public servants would be required to work at least two to three days a week in person. As the world continues to adjust and struggle with the post-pandemic work scene, conflict and debate between employers and employees persists. What are the main points on both sides of…

Boomerang Employees: How Career Pros Can Help Clients

October 13, 2023 |
Man throwing a boomerang, representing a boomerang employee who leaves one job for another, but later returns to the original company.

Have you ever worked with clients who left an organization for another opportunity and, shortly thereafter, found themselves wanting to return to their original place of employment? These individuals are called boomerang employees. Boomerang employees are not uncommon these days; workers frequently change roles and companies for many different reasons. The changing nature of the work landscape, stressful demands on employees, high-volume workloads, and stiff competition, coupled with the aftermath of the Great Shift or the Great Resignation, are just some of the factors that are causing many employees to…

Career Assessments: A Powerful Tool for Career Professionals

October 6, 2023 |
Assessment graphic, representing the power of career assessment tools.

A lot of online articles about career assessments include the phrase, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question many of us may have heard as children and perhaps it’s still asked today. But in a way, the question can be asked of many adults who are either launching into their careers or are unsatisfied with the job they currently hold. There are many things to consider when deciding on a career path. How do we know which path is best? How can we…

Take Charge of Your Career Development: Instructor-Led & Self-Directed Online Courses

September 29, 2023 |
Online learning from the comfort of home is a cost-effective way to acquire skills and knowledge.

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) understands the importance of empowering individuals to take charge of their learning journey. As a result, we offer two powerful avenues for growth — Instructor-Led Online Courses and Self-Directed On-Demand Courses. Online courses offered by CPC are the most budget-friendly option to acquire valuable knowledge within the career development sector. This affordability, coupled with high-quality content and flexible learning choices, makes CPC courses the top choice for career professionals seeking to advance their own career development without compromising on the quality of education. Online Learning…