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Special Offer – Free Assessment for all CPC Members

April 8, 2015 |

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has entered into an exciting joint venture partnership with the Consulting Resource Group (CRG) to provide members with access to products and services that may help them serve their clients more effectively. CRG has helped improve the lives of millions of people and increase the performance of thousands of organizations worldwide since 1979 with 100 + assessments and learning resources. CRG assessments (both print and online) and training resources are used in every conceivable application as it relates to human capital development: education, career development, business, talent management,…

Raising the Profile of Career Development in Ontario

April 8, 2015 |
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The pan-Canadian movement to certify Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) is well under way. The Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO) is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Ontario certification model on April 1, 2015. Ontario is the fifth province to implement a certification model for practitioners, based on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs). In a recent survey of 1500 Canadians, The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) and The Counselling Foundation of Canada found that half of those who…

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…