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10 Tips for Building Your Support Network

October 21, 2015 |

By Janet Barclay. When I launched my business in 2002, I was very excited to have something that was “all mine.” Who wouldn’t be? However, my desire for independence almost prevented me from being successful! When you run your own business, you need to grow a network of colleagues, service providers and others who can help you in various ways. But it’s also wise to build a more casual support network for knowledge, encouragement, advice and motivation. Understand Where You Need Help First of all, it’s good to know yourself.…

Networking to Develop Your Career

October 19, 2015 |

By Wayne Pagani. Relationship building is the primary ingredient to an effective approach to networking. SO, let’s look at why networking is such an effective strategy for developing your career. Why does networking work? Well, it only works if you work it, to start with, and is mostly true when done from the standpoint of building deeper and more valuable relationships. Part of being human, I guess, we naturally gravitate to others and especially those who are like minded. Almost everyone has exclaimed “what a small world it is” when…

How to Build and Propagate Your Personal Career Brand

October 18, 2015 |
CPC Career Development

By Sharon Graham. Personal career branding is fast becoming an accepted mainstream term. Personal branding is not only for the self-employed or small business owner, but also for experienced job seekers and career changers. To succeed in the labour market, you need to continuously foster, develop, and deploy your personal career brand. Here are 20 things that you can do to propel your personal career brand. Define your target market by demographics and psychographics. Have a personal brand tag line that communicates your value. Know your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses…

The Organized Career Professional – Tips from Careerpros

October 14, 2015 |

By Marian Bernard. Organization can make the difference between impressing potential clients as a consummate professional or coming across as an amateur. We can inspire utmost confidence or instigate lack of trust. Our organizational skills will ultimately contribute to losing most prospects or landing more clients. Career Professionals discussed organizational tools, processes, and procedures at this month’s professional member tele-networking session. By organizing your clients’ details and documents, you can stay on top of multi-faceted or concurrent projects, and save time, earn money, and serve clients well. CPC member, Stephanie Clark…

Resume Writing: The Strategy of “YOU”

October 7, 2015 |

By Brent Warman. In my experience as a Career Development Practitioner, I have found that certain clients are frustrated with the results of their job search activities. These clients say that they have sent out many resumes to employers, yet they do not get an invitation for an interview. Although they were well qualified for the positions where they applied, their efforts were in vain. Upon deeper review, I found that the resumes that these job seekers submitted to employers were general, not customized, and lacked focus. Resumes do not produce jobs. Rather, the resume is…