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Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation

By Lori Jazvac. Sometimes, attending an interview can seem like being put under a microscope. For many jobseekers, the experience can produce sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and even feelings of anxiety and fear. It may be helpful for clients to remember that they are also interviewing the employer to determine if there is a…

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Volunteerism: The Vehicle for Driving Change in the Community

By Lori Jazvac. National Volunteer Week takes place April 7-13, 2019. This year, we are celebrating “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. Volunteerism plays a vital role in our communities. The theme of this year’s celebration is a wonderful reminder that we can achieve significant milestones when we unite together to accomplish shared goals. The…

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10 Tips for Uncovering and Showcasing Your Clients’ Accomplishments

By Lori Jazvac. Accomplishments represent career story generators, brand builders, conversation starters, self-esteem boosters, and even life-altering game-changers for many jobseekers. Accomplishments are the most critical part of a résumé, yet jobseekers often underestimate their importance. Duties-and-responsibilities résumés rarely make the cut. A résumé can quickly be screened out by an employer if it fails…

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Be Your Clients’ Champion

By Lori Jazvac. Many clients I work with talk about being behind in the plans they have for their lives. They tell me that they harbour regrets about not being able to achieve their cherished dreams and goals in what they view as the optimal timeframe. Yet, sometimes external circumstances such as industry changes, labour…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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