Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

How effective are career and personality assessments?

April 6, 2015 |
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By Lori Jazvac. Career Professionals of Canada’s recent tele-networking session on Personality Type and Career Development offered some insightful information. Some people may shun career assessments and believe that they are possibly equivalent to a daily horoscope, when in reality they are valuable tools in gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves. Career assessments can be applied for both personal and professional growth. Several years ago, I recall taking a lengthy Myers Briggs test and dismissed the results twice due to doubting its relevance and implications. In later years, I discovered that if I had paid…

Marketing 101 for your Career Consulting Start-up

April 3, 2015 |

By Sharon Graham. If you are thinking about starting a home-based career consulting service, with over 17 million Canadians in the labour market, there has never been a better time to take the plunge. All is not what it seems, though. Many overzealous practitioners hang up a shingle and expect that people will be knocking down the door. When they realize that the clients are just not there, disillusionment quickly turns to frustration. Eventually, their confidence wanes and they find themselves back in the job market. If you do things…

Working mothers find balance with like-minded colleagues

April 1, 2015 |

By Maureen McCann. Three self-employed career practitioners share their discussion about the OTHER side of work. This week, I had the good fortune to share PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski’s commentary on the Fortune website entitled “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with.” What followed was great insight and discussion into being parents and career professionals. Here’s my edited online discussion with Adrienne Tom and Skye Berry-Burke, working mothers and members of Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). Maureen: Ladies, this article reminded me of some of the challenges I faced when my kids were…

CPC Member Appreciation – March 2015

March 31, 2015 |

“Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.” Douglas Coupland – Canadian artist and author of international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Welcome to our new PROFESSIONAL Members: Diana Foster Emily Theobald Gayle Draper Jyoti Kalra Karen McCrank Lee-Anne Lefebvre Maximilian Specht Melissa Neverson Michelle Turbide Sharon Crowell Stephanie Turton Susan Huvenaars Wanda Kusumajuda Thank you to our renewing PROFESSIONAL Members: Amanda Wencel Jan McColm Jennifer Miller Kathleen Weston Kellan Beck Paul Oliveira Stephanie Gillies Tami Cooper Yanny Oi-Yan Yeung Congratulations to our newly CERTIFIED…

Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, survey finds

March 11, 2015 |
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TORONTO, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ – One in two Canadians who have not had career counselling say they would have sought professional career planning or employment advice if they could do it over again, a new survey has found. “There is recognition that just like you need a financial planner and other professionals in your life, you also need professional advice to successfully manage your career,” said Jan Basso, chair of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), which commissioned the survey along with The Counselling Foundation of Canada.…