Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Career Transition: Words Can Change Your Client’s Brain

July 15, 2015 |

By Elizabeth Wilson. Career Professionals of Canada’s Mastermind, Elizabeth Wilson discusses how words can change your client’s brain. She provides sage advice for practitioners, featuring techniques from leaders in the existing and emerging field of positive psychology. In my experience working with unemployed people, often the biggest barrier they have to becoming successfully employed is their own attitudes and thought processes. While their more concrete difficulties are very real and need to be addressed, helping them to have a more positive outlook and resilient attitude makes dealing with other difficulties in their life much…

Statics Canada Economic Insights: Full Time Employment

July 10, 2015 |
CPC Trends

Statistics Canada has released a report outlining how the percentage of the workforce working full time has evolved from 1970. The report also discusses how full-time employment has changed across age groups, education levels, sex, and regions. It also provides insight to how changes in labour market and worker demographics affect full-time employment across Canada. “Full-time employment is an important labour market indicator from the perspective of both labour supply and demand.” Top Insights: The percentage of Canadians employed full time has risen modestly over the last four decades. Women aged…

Twitter Marketing Strategy for the Career Practitioner

July 8, 2015 |
CPC Twitter

CPC Mastermind, Amanda Gallagher shares her Twitter marketing strategy, which quadrupled her reach.  Using these techniques, she optimized her time, improved her presence, and brought in her first client through Twitter. Recently, I implemented a marketing strategy, which quadrupled my reach. I shared my process with Career Professionals of Canada’s 2015 Mastermind Mentoring Group. If you want to use Twitter more effectively, you might want to start with these steps. Start by setting up your Twitter account. You can find online help on YouTube. Add a meaningful description to your profile and upload an image. The whole point of…

Helping Mitigate Barriers to Employment

July 4, 2015 |

In a recent project, Career Professionals of Canada’s Resume Strategist Mastermind Group analyzed a number of barriers to employment. Here is a snapshot of their findings. Our clients may be struggling to address one or more barriers. Employment barriers might be actual concerns, those that are perceived by the employer, or those that are perceived by the candidate. No matter which situation, our role as practitioners is to help the candidate gain insight, improve self-esteem, determine viable career paths, and leverage resources to mitigate the barrier. Sometimes a real or…

CPC Member Appreciation – June 2015

June 30, 2015 |

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” L.M. Montgomery, Canadian Author, Anne of Green Gables Welcome to our new PROFESSIONAL Members: Carmen Barbarasa Elizabeth Schweitzer Erin Doyle Jane Zakreski Julie Marseu Leah Camenzind Matthew Creamer Michael Rosenberg Patrizia Paoluzzi Steve Landry Theresa Murray Tracy Doyle Thank you to our renewing PROFESSIONAL Members: Cathy Milton Esther Schvan Johanne Caron Kristine Thody Linda MacLellan Lorraine Morris Maureen Farmer Naomi Kolke Sashie Steenstra Congratulations to our newly CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL…