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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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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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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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