Empowering Career Development: The Role of Technology Tools

April 8, 2024 |
Career Professionals Embracing Technology to better support clients

Technology tools have become invaluable aids for career development professionals seeking to enhance client support. These tools offer many benefits for career development professionals, including increased accessibility, personalized guidance, and streamlined communication. For example, online career assessments can provide clients valuable insights into their skills and interests, helping them make more informed career decisions. Additionally, virtual career fairs and networking platforms enable clients to connect with potential employers and industry professionals, expanding their job search opportunities. Technology can help to facilitate ongoing communication between career development professionals and their clients.…

Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Clients: Fostering Inclusivity and Equity in Career Development

March 25, 2024 |
Multi-coloured hands forming a heart shape to represent career development professional's support for 2SLGBTQI+ clients.

In the ever-evolving landscape of career development, inclusivity is not just a buzzword – it’s a fundamental necessity to protect the human rights of gender-diverse jobseekers and clients. As career development professionals, our role extends beyond résumé writing and interview coaching. We are change advocates who aim to champion the diversity and inclusivity of all our clients. We represent allies and supporters of our 2SLGBTQI+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and other sexual and gender diverse) clients. We have the power to create safe and affirming spaces…

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence: The Enduring Legacy of Career Professionals of Canada

March 12, 2024 |

  For two decades, Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has been a beacon of excellence in the field of career development. As the national association dedicated to supporting and promoting career professionals across Canada, CPC has a rich history, a lasting legacy of impact and influence, and a strong brand known for its commitment to professionalism, innovation, and community. Founded in 2004 by Sharon Graham, CPC emerged from a vision to create a professional association that would elevate the standards of career development practice in Canada. Over the years, CPC…

Maneuvering Calgary’s Jobs Crunch

March 6, 2024 |
Calgary's jobs crunch represented by young woman holding "Looking for a job" sign.

Business in Calgary: Calgary has a lingering jobs crunch.   Although the Calgary job market is in constant flux, and the Calgary job search grind is more digitally efficient than ever, the reality is that Calgary job searches – for employees and for employers – are often challenging, overwhelming, frustrating and discouraging.  Read the full article here.

Fostering Inclusivity: How Career Development Professionals Can Support the 2SLGBTQI+ Community in the Workforce

March 1, 2024 |
Fostering inclusivity of 2SLGBTQI+ individuals in the workforce.

In today’s diverse and inclusive workplaces, career development professionals have a duty to ensure that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, has equal opportunities to thrive. Supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ community in the workforce isn’t just a matter of compliance; it’s a commitment to creating an environment where individuals can achieve their career aspirations while being authentic. This article explores the role of career development professionals (CDPs) in fostering inclusivity and supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Here’s how we can help: Understand 2SLGBTQI+ Identities The first step in…

Be the Interview Coach Who Makes Clients Smile

February 27, 2024 |
Be the interview coach who makes clients smile.

Do you want to be the interview coach that clients brag about? Would you like to be known as the go-to interview expert your clients refer their friends and colleagues to? I recently talked to a friend who, two full years after landing a job, is still enthusiastically and gratefully talking about how she could not have succeeded were it not for her skilled and empathetic interview coach. I gathered a few client testimonials from other interview coaches. Interview coaches typically LOVE their work because it yields such tangible results…