Join CPC at the Cannexus19 Conference in January in Ottawa!

The Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference is taking place January 28-30, 2019 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Register by November 7 for the Early Bird rate. Members of Career Professionals of Canada benefit from an additional 10% discount during this period. Registration for Cannexus19, Canada’s National Career Development Conference is now open with both 3-day ($450) and 1-day ($225) packages…

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14 Career Documents to Boost Any Job Search

By Sharon Graham. Job seekers can use various strategies to connect with employers and distinguish themselves from the competition. A portfolio of career documents has the potential to strengthen a candidate’s confidence and credibility, yet some are reluctant to invest the time it takes to create such a portfolio. Some job seekers may feel that all they need is a résumé. However, they will eventually notice…

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Meet CPC Member Maureen McCann

By Cathy Milton. Maureen McCann is a well-known and very active member of CPC. In this interview, she shares some thoughtful wisdom and insights into her work and personal life. Tell us a bit about your business. ProMotion Career Solutions came to be in August of 2007. Being a busy new mom (at the time) and military spouse didn’t keep…

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Join CDPCBO for their Annual General Meeting on September 27th, 2018, in Toronto

Join the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario on September 27th, 2018 for an evening of learning, networking, and professional development at The Forth, located at 629 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario. The evening kicks off at 5 pm with the Annual General Meeting. All CDPCBO members are welcome to join the Board and Advisory Committee to hear about the organization’s…

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Career Development Association of Alberta: Ignite Your Passion 2018

The CDAA is pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2018, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in four locations across Alberta: Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, and Edmonton.  Earlybird registration is now open. This year, CCDA is presenting: CONNECTING CAREER DEVELOPMENT & MENTAL HEALTH IN PRACTICE, THOUGHT, AND CONVERSATION This topic was specifically requested…

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Congratulations to our 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

By Sharon Graham. It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2018 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous with 40 candidates selected from all the submissions received.  I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2018 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients this year – this was not an easy…

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What is Your Personal Theory of Career Development?

By Maureen McCann. Career Development is defined in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners as the lifelong process of managing learning, work, and transitions in order to move toward your preferred future. If career theory is new to you, you may enjoy reading Charmaine Johnson’s article titled “Applying Career Development Theory” or CPC member Lori Jazvac’s post on “Chaos to Clarity – The Chaos Theory…

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Recruiters: Do You Look Beyond the Job Posting?

By Tallys Moreth.  One of the most challenging elements in the hiring process is the creation of a good job posting. Although seemingly a simple thing, if not done well a job posting may turn off potentially great job-seeking candidates. Instead of attracting candidates, the job advertisement may instead form an unintentional barrier between the organization and the people they…

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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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