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How Advanced Résumé Training Helped Me Innovate

August 25, 2021 |
Advanced Résumé Training

A few years ago I wrote an article about résumé brand engineering. The comments I received and the discussions I had with other careerpros following the release of this article caused me to reflect on how I came to develop insight into the power of brand engineering. I realized that many of my own innovations in résumé writing started with one key training program — Career Professionals of Canada’s Advanced Résumé Development certificate course. This certificate program enabled me to think about résumé writing in an entirely new way. By aligning my services with…

Congratulations to our 2021 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

August 23, 2021 |
Awards of Excellence Program, Award Recipients

It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2021 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous, as always. A total of 52 candidates were selected from all the submissions received. I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2021 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients this year — this was not an easy task! CPC’s membership comprises some of the very best in our profession. Please do send your congratulations to 2021’s Awards of Excellence winners, honourable mentions, and…

Working as a Career Professional in a Difficult Country

August 20, 2021 |
Working as a career professional in a difficult country, young woman holds up a peace sign during a public demonstration/protest

No two countries present the same opportunities or challenges for their citizens. Some are advanced in terms of infrastructure, public access to information, and societal welfare systems. Other countries do little to create an environment that supports economic prosperity and social stability. Working as a career professional in one of the latter countries adds an extra layer of challenge to the work we do. Let me describe what it’s like to work as a career professional in a difficult country. What is a difficult country? I define a country as…

Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

August 18, 2021 |

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 we can demonstrate to our clients that we “walk the talk.” After all, don’t we regularly encourage and coach our clients to keep their own knowledge and skills current? When it comes to your…

Create Value for Clients with a Skills Inventory

August 13, 2021 |
Skills toolkit, skills inventory

I’m delighted to have received my Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation last month! Putting together my application was time consuming, but it was also worth it. As I documented my skills inventory, I reflected. Looking back at the many clients I have helped and the experiences I’ve lived through was extremely rewarding! It reminded me of an important job we have as career development professionals. When we guide our clients in developing and maintaining their own skills inventory, we create immense value for them. It’s one way to help…

How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

August 11, 2021 |
Key to membership, key to squeezing more value from your CPC membership

Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available with your CPC membership, but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did to squeeze even more value from my CPC membership. I Volunteered CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. This later became CPC’s “Welcome Wagon.” On one of those early calls, I volunteered to be part of the Communications Team. I Shared My Ideas A few phone calls later I was sharing ideas with Sharon Graham, CPC’s Executive…