How to Help Clients Deal With Nepotism in the Workplace

September 22, 2023 |
Image depicting someone jumping to "the head of the line," indicating that nepotism is at play in the workplace.

Have you ever worked for a company where relatives or close friends were treated much differently than staff who had no connection to management? If so, you can probably relate to your clients when they talk about nepotism; career-related favouritism based on an employee’s relationship to those in power at a company. Whether during the hiring process or in day-to-day work life, those with some relationship are often given preferential treatment. Nepotism is often not taken as seriously as it should be. Its practice can impinge on a firm’s ethics.…

Marketing Your Career Service

September 15, 2023 |
Marketing your career service, studying data analytics

In 2020, I made the career transition from corporate recruitment to independent career service provider. I had been a recruiter for 15 years and decided it was time to make a move. At the time, all my social media and online presence was entirely centred around being a recruiter. Having a master’s degree in business, and a specialization in marketing, it didn’t take me long to realize that, without a solid plan, I was heading toward failure. Re-inventing myself and deciding how I would present myself to the world needed…

Key Skills Needed in Job Development

September 8, 2023 |
To be successful as a job developer, and create opportunities for clients, there are key skills required.

Job development is a distinct and specialized role in the realm of career development. Career professionals who perform the important work of job development have a specific set of qualifications, skills, and qualities. In our current labour market, Job Developers are in demand and their unique skillset is held in high regard. Read on to learn about what Job Developers do and the key skills they need to be successful in the role. What is Job Development? Job development is about connecting with employers to create work opportunities and place…

Congratulations to our 2023 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

September 1, 2023 |
Awards of Excellence Program, Award Recipients

It is our pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2023 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. With our new guidelines in place for the 2023 awards program, the bar was raised. Still, the competition proved rigorous as we received 42 outstanding submissions to evaluate. I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2023 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the winners, honourable mentions, and nominees this year — this was not an easy task! CPC’s membership comprises some of the very best in our profession. Please…

Grow Your Facilitation Skills: Change it Up’s Free Professional Development Course!

August 28, 2023 |

We’re delighted to share an exiting opportunity for career professionals to participate in free training and development. Change it Up, a leading organization dedicated to fostering professional growth and advancement, is offering access to a transformative and complimentary professional development program for facilitators. The newly introduced professional development program holds tremendous promise for career professionals across Canada. If you’re interested in learning how to grow or strengthen your facilitation skills, read on! Change it Up provides strength-based, soft-skills training in ready-to-use workshops that are holistic, hands-on, learner-centred, and trauma-aware. Gathering…

Celebrating the Milestone: CPC’s 1000th Edition of the Newsletter

August 25, 2023 |
Celebrating the milestone of CPC's 1000th edition of the newsletter

In a momentous milestone for Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), we are thrilled to announce the release of our 1000th edition of the Career Connections newsletter. Since our inaugural issue in 2004, we have been dedicated to inspiring and supporting career practitioners across Canada in their journey toward professional development and success. With this edition, we’re celebrating the milestone. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support and engagement of our esteemed members, mentors, and ambassadors. With every issue, we have strived to provide valuable insights,…