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Supporting Newcomers to Canada

August 6, 2021 |
Supporting newcomers to Canada, red and white Welcome to Canada stamp

As a career professional, you may have had inquiries from prospective clients who have recently immigrated or relocated to Canada. These individuals are undergoing a professional transformation at the same time they are adapting to life in a new country and the Canadian economy. One of the key differentiators of this client group is that they are not only managing a career transition in their first year of settling in Canada, but all of the other social and personal adjustments that are necessary. They are busy seeking a new social…

The Benefits of Certification

August 4, 2021 |
Benefits of Certification — "Certified" rubber stamp

The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) has identified the following benefits of certification for career development professionals:: Benefits of Certification for Individual CDPs Certification confirms your mastery of critical professional competencies and recognizes your professional development and growth. Certification demonstrates to your clients, competitors, suppliers, peers, employers, and funders that you use industry-respected best practices. Certification can improve your overall performance, remove uncertainty, and widen market opportunities. The process of achieving and maintaining certification demonstrates that you are continually improving and refining your practice. Certification could enhance your career/promotion opportunities and/or…

6 Easy Platforms for Creating Stunning Résumé Websites

July 30, 2021 |
Laptop showing the building of a résumé website

Are you looking for a new and innovative service to offer your clients? Creating a résumé website (sometimes simply referred to as a personal website) can really help our job-seeking clients stand out from the crowd. As a career professional, you know how to craft a strategic and effective résumé. But what if you feel less confident with the technical demands of creating a website for that résumé? Luckily, there are website builders available that make it easy to create sites, even if you have limited or no technical knowledge. Below,…

Join Cannexus22 – Canada’s Career Development Conference – In Person or Virtual!

July 30, 2021 |

Cannexus – to be held as a hybrid event for the first time in 2022 – is now open for registration! Career Professionals of Canada is proud to be a supporting organization for Canada’s bilingual Career Development Conference. We encourage you to take advantage of the Gratitude rate by September 9, 2021. Members of Career Professionals of Canada receive an additional 25% off and pay only $214 for the virtual conference or $337 for the in-person event during the gratitude period. This dual format will offer the best of both…

How to Support International Job Seekers

July 23, 2021 |
How to support international job seekers

As an experienced career professional, you may be approached and asked to work with international job seekers from all around the world. They might be looking for help in a variety of areas such as résumé writing, employment consulting, and interview preparation. They may need your guidance as they strive to achieve career clarity. Understanding the challenges they face in the current economy and world situation will be key to successfully supporting them each step of the way. Don’t let geography stand in the way of offering to support international…

How to Support Clients Age 60 Plus

July 16, 2021 |
Support clients 60+ in pursuing their bright future

Why is the most common question we ask our clients over a certain age, “How much longer do you want to keep working?” Is that really a positive way to support clients aged 60 plus? When framed this way, the question infers an ending, when the client may simply be looking for a transition. They could be looking for new ways to define their self-worth into their 60s and beyond. When someone asks me how much longer I want to keep working, I panic as I realize that, after over…