10 Bold Tactics to Tap the Hidden Job Market

By Skye Berry-Burke. Career Professionals employ many strategies and approaches to guide clients to access the hidden job market. The “hidden job market” is a broad term used to describe jobs that aren’t posted online or in advertisements. With more than 80% of positions being filled by direct and indirect job leads, clients need to go beyond online job boards and search engines to…

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Positioning Clients to Excel in Their Performance Reviews

By Lori Jazvac. The performance review is a useful evaluation and planning tool. A good appraisal can direct an employee to negotiate a raise or work towards a promotion. A poor evaluation prompts an employee to either improve his or her performance or to search for another position. As a Career Practitioner, you can help your client see the performance…

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Congratulations to our 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

By Sharon Graham. It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2017 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous, with 58 candidates selected from all the submissions received.  I’d like to offer special thanks to our judging team who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients this year – this was not an easy task! CPC’s  membership…

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Storytelling in Career Development

Lysa Appleton

By Lysa Appleton. Throughout history cultures have embraced storytelling to help people understand their origins and how they belong. We all have stories about who we are and how we fit into the world, and we make choices in our lives according to our stories and how they fit with a particular situation and time. Our stories continue to shape our…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips from Digital Marketing in a Week

By Joanne Savoie Malone. For potential clients to find your career service on the internet, you need to have a website that attracts them. “Digital Marketing In A Week: Brilliant Online Marketing In Seven Simple Steps ” by Nick Smith is an ideal resource if you want to learn more about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO is defined as the things you do…

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Summer 2017 Webinars & eWorkshops

Join Bell Browne Molnar & Delicate Consulting (BBMD Consulting) for a summer Webinar and eWorkshop series. Members of Career Professionals of Canada benefit from a 20% discount on the registration. Webinars begin July 2017. Can’t make the dates? Don’t worry, the recordings and materials will be available at your convenience! Contact CPC for the discount code. Solution Focused Career Counselling Motivating the Unmotivated…

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A Secret to Alleviating Job Search Stress – Yoga

By Lori Jazvac. I recently worked with a client who landed an exciting entry-level engineering role with a growing and innovative company in Halton. During our coaching sessions, he asked me how he could relieve his job search stress. Along with thorough dedicating practice and preparation while remaining optimistic, I suggested a hobby that has helped me stay energized and balanced when…

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Work your way towards your CDP and CCDP with your Ethics and Theory courses

By Maureen McCann. This fall, I took Career Professionals of Canada’s (CPC) Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses. I was looking for a way to dive-deep into Canadian career development practices.  I participated in both the Career Development Ethics & Standards (CDP-01) and Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02) programs. Both courses offered rich Canadian-specific resources that immediately added value…

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Strategies for Selling Career Services

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By Kristin Vandegriend. As a Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP), I help my clients sell their Career Story. An independent practitioner, I am also required to strategically sell my services. I recently embarked on a CPC mastermind project to help solo-preneurs like myself learn how to apply strategic selling in our career services. In our day-to-day role, we advise clients…

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Interview Practice: A Perfect Summer Activity

By Lori Jazvac. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to supplement your client’s resume package with interview role-play sessions. Interview practice now will position your client to secure a rewarding role in the fall. While there are different styles of interviewing, behavioural or situational interviews are quite common. They are actually designed to elicit clear, detailed, and specific…

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How to Prioritize

By Lysa Appleton. “Defer no time; delays have dangerous ends”.  (William Shakespeare) Prioritizing is one of the most difficult aspects of time management.  It can be challenging to know which things are most important and what to do first.  How you prioritize is really based on your needs, values, expectations, and external demands; and, it is an essential task if you…

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Strategic Résumés for Challenging Clients – Real-World Résumé Strategy

Join Sharon Graham and Wayne Pagani at CANNEXUS18 Sunday, January 21, 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop– Half Day 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Today’s résumés are strategic. They address each client’s unique value proposition, barriers and obstacles. A lot has changed in résumé writing. You can’t just use templates anymore. If you haven’t attended any résumé training in a while, then you need to…

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Mining for Strengths – Questions to Build Self-esteem and Motivation

By Richard Hamilton. Unemployment can have a profoundly adverse impact on our client’s self-esteem and motivation. Clients come to us with some feeling of failure, fully focused on their short comings rather than their strengths; we need to move that self-doubt out of the way.  By exploring our client’s interests and related successes, we can help reconstruct self-esteem and activate…

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Relational Marketing to Boost Your Career Service

By Holly Hagan. Marketing your career service requires “getting out there” both in-person and online. However, many career professionals are not comfortable actively soliciting business. As a career professional who specializes in resume and LinkedIn profile development, my preferred method of marketing is relational. The focus is on spreading the word about my business by developing authentic relationships. This involves adding value for contacts…

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Build Client Motivation BEFORE The First Appointment

By Richard Hamilton. Amongst the many innovations that the founders of Solution- Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) have introduced to the world of counselling is the exploration of pre-session changes. These changes can lead to a treasure trove of useful motivational strategies, if you know how to tap into them.   Research has shown that 40% of clients have made some improvement…

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