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10 Résumé Tips from Best Canadian Résumés

By Lori Jazvac. Five years ago, I decided to challenge myself and become an entrepreneur and serve job seekers by launching Creative Horizons Communications. I found Career Professionals of Canada (CPC), a proudly Canadian organization that caters to career professionals who support jobseekers across Canada as well as globally. By collaboratively partnering with masterminds and members…

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Helping Clients Succeed in the Gig Economy

By Lori Jazvac. As the world of work evolves, many can expect to change jobs frequently. Loyalty to one employer, once a commonly held value, is now giving way to the gig economy, which requires a complete shift in mindset. Investopedia defines a gig economy as one in which “temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and…

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Do You Make Assumptions About Clients?

By Lori Jazvac. At one time or another, we’ve probably all done it, possibly without even realizing it; made assumptions about prospective or existing clients. Making assumptions about clients could impact our intake processes, client relationships, résumé and career coaching outcomes, and even our credibility. How can we avoid making assumptions about clients? First, we…

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Supporting Mental Wellness in The Workplace

By Lori Jazvac. Are your clients feeling stressed at work? Today’s continuously changing workplaces are increasingly fast-paced and competitive, and it seems that employers have ever-higher expectations and demands. Examples of themes and scenarios contributing to workplace stress are: High-end technologies and artificial intelligence are enforcing the requirement for additional training related to the development…

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Are You Up to Date on the Many Benefits of CPC Membership?

By Lori Jazvac. A colleague recently contacted me and inquired about starting a new résumé writing business. My answer in a nutshell was this: Career Professionals of Canada. And if you’re thinking of starting your own business, view this free course. In 2013, my journey towards becoming an entrepreneur started with Career Professionals of Canada.…

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Helping Clients Identify Their Ideal Workplace Culture

By Lori Jazvac. Organizational culture is an important, but often overlooked aspect of career-related exploration and decision-making. This component should be addressed with clients in order to help them secure a rewarding role aligned with their particular career goals and values. Workplace culture: the glue that holds an organization together Clients often share that they…

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Incorporate a Powerful Career Narrative in Resume Building

By Lori Jazvac. The best resumes are crafted with a career narrative. They convey career stories that enrich the reader’s understanding of the candidate’s background and offerings. As career professionals, we need to help clients view the resume as more than a document outlining skills and responsibilities so that they can effectively communicate why and how they stand out. By…

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10 Ways to Help Clients Find More Meaning in Their Careers

By Lori Jazvac. Dr. Viktor Frankl, a neurologist and psychiatrist, believed that the search for meaning of human existence, coined as “Logotherapy,” represented one of humanity’s most powerful driving forces. Translated into our world of career management, when clients lack meaning, they may experience career stress and anxiety. For employers, a deficit in meaning might produce higher employee…

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