The ONLY Tip You Need to Improve Your Writing

By Stephanie Clark. There is power in the written word. Writing that is fluid and makes sense has the power to engage the reader and inspire trust in the writer. Of course, the opposite is equally true: write poorly in a mishmash of meanings and run on thoughts that confuse and confound the reader and jumble of ideas and you’ve…

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Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

By Tanya Kett. As career practitioners, it’s vital that we take the time to keep updated on industry trends, the status of the labour market, available training courses, and other leading-edge resources, but our busy schedules often get in the way, making it tough to prioritize our own professional development. It’s key to stay on top of trends so that…

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Are You a Voice of Inspiration for Your Clients?

By Lori Jazvac. I was browsing through some good reads the other day when I came across “Voices of Inspiration: Real Life Wisdom for Living Your Best Life” by Marlon Smith. The book is the third volume in the Success By Choice, Inc. Series and was an Amazon #1 bestseller when it was published in 2015. What drew me to…

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What’s Involved in Creating a Professionally Crafted Résumé?

By Kamee Gilmore. Following the Canada-wide résumé pricing survey Maureen McCann and I conducted last fall, I was interested in taking a behind the scenes look at the résumé development process in order to gain a better understanding of the time that professional writers actually invest in crafting a strategic, value-focused résumé. I compiled the following information after receiving feedback from seven…

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Meet CPC Member Tallys Moreth

By Cathy Milton. CPC member Tallys Moreth originates from one of the most beautiful and exotic countries in the world, Brazil. Here, he shares a bit about his background and how he came to choose Canada as his family’s new home. Your LinkedIn profile shows that your schooling was in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Can you please tell us a bit…

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The Unexpected Will Happen – Guaranteed. What Will You Do?

By Stephanie Clark. Early in my entrepreneurial journey I conducted the odd client interview at a mutually agreed-upon local coffee shop. On the occasion I have in mind, I lost the interview notes. Thank goodness that it was a junior client that I interviewed as I could not find my typed notes anywhere on my laptop. I mitigated a potential disaster…

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Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my clients the very best résumé…

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You Say You Don’t Have Time? Submit Your CPC Award of Excellence Nomination Now!

By Maureen McCann. For me, it was a game-changer. Things really took off for me professionally after winning my first CPC Award of Excellence. None of us have the time. We have to make the time. Trust me when I say that doing so can make all the difference. I recently shared the following post about winning my first Award…

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Meet Iqaluit-Based CPC Member Alexandre Farmer

By Cathy Milton. Alexandre Farmer lives and works in one of the most spectacularly beautiful and unique capital cities in Canada: Iqaluit, in the territory of Nunavut. He is a Career Development Advisor (ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ in Inuktitut) at Nunavut Arctic College. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in January this year when we attended a CPC meet-up in Ottawa during…

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The Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Association

By Lori Jazvac. Are you a team member in a career-related organization? Have you ever wondered what the benefits might be of having your group join the membership of a professional association? Whether you’re a manager, administrator, consultant, educator, or career professional in a not-for-profit agency or a for-profit enterprise, there is great value in joining the inclusive community of…

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How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

By Maureen McCann. Have you ever wondered how to make better use of the tools and resources CPC membership provides? Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did. Volunteer CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. On one…

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What is the Magic Behind Client Retention?

By Stephanie Clark. When I was aspiring to apply to a newly created Manager of Customer Service position with my then-employer, the City of Kitchener, I dove into a study of customer service. Out of the several books I read, “Be Our Guest,” the Disney Institute’s book of customer service secrets, continues to influence my business processes. Disney offerings extend…

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The Value of Skills

By Tanya Kett. Recently, I read some interesting CPC Facebook Group posts on the topic of career-changers and the challenges they face. Those posts sparked the idea for this article on the value of skills. Job Seekers Often Need Help Deciphering Job Postings I work with job seekers who frequently misinterpret job postings. They mistakenly determine that they should not…

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10 Résumé Tips from Best Canadian Résumés

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. Five years ago, I decided to challenge myself and become an entrepreneur and serve job seekers by launching Creative Horizons Communications. I found Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), a proudly Canadian organization that caters to career professionals who support jobseekers across Canada as well as globally. By collaboratively partnering with masterminds and members within CPC, I gained résumé writing…

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What is Your Superpower?

By Maureen McCann. Superpower (noun): an exceptional or extraordinary power or ability. Oxford Dictionaries Last year, while working on the Canada Career Month project with Kamee Gilmore, we reached out to Canadian career practitioners in private practice and asked them to share a little bit about themselves and the price of their résumé services. At the end of each interview, I added a…

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