The ONLY Tip You Need to Improve Your Writing

By Stephanie Clark. There is power in the written word. Writing that is fluid and makes sense has the power to engage the reader and inspire trust in the writer. Of course, the opposite is equally true: write poorly in a mishmash of meanings and run on thoughts that confuse and confound the reader and jumble of ideas and you’ve…

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Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

By Tanya Kett. As career practitioners, it’s vital that we take the time to keep updated on industry trends, the status of the labour market, available training courses, and other leading-edge resources, but our busy schedules often get in the way, making it tough to prioritize our own professional development. It’s key to stay on top of trends so that…

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Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my clients the very best résumé…

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Meet Iqaluit-Based CPC Member Alexandre Farmer

By Cathy Milton. Alexandre Farmer lives and works in one of the most spectacularly beautiful and unique capital cities in Canada: Iqaluit, in the territory of Nunavut. He is a Career Development Advisor (ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ in Inuktitut) at Nunavut Arctic College. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in January this year when we attended a CPC meet-up in Ottawa during…

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The Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Association

By Lori Jazvac. Are you a team member in a career-related organization? Have you ever wondered what the benefits might be of having your group join the membership of a professional association? Whether you’re a manager, administrator, consultant, educator, or career professional in a not-for-profit agency or a for-profit enterprise, there is great value in joining the inclusive community of…

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How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

By Maureen McCann. Have you ever wondered how to make better use of the tools and resources CPC membership provides? Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did. Volunteer CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. On one…

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Five Popular Employment Interview Styles

By Sharon Graham. Interviewers use various strategies to uncover and identify each job-seeker’s “fit” for a particular position. Here are five major styles of interviews that our clients might encounter. The Traditional Interview is historically the most common interview style that employers utilize in Canada. In most cases, the interviewer will start with a cursory review of the client’s résumé…

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Are You Up to Date on the Many Benefits of CPC Membership?

Lori Jazvac

By Lori Jazvac. A colleague recently contacted me and inquired about starting a new résumé writing business. My answer in a nutshell was this: Career Professionals of Canada. And if you’re thinking of starting your own business, view this free course. In 2013, my journey towards becoming an entrepreneur started with Career Professionals of Canada. CPC equipped me with the…

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Resolve to firm up your CCS & CCDP in 2018!

NEXT ONLINE COURSE STARTS JANUARY 2018 We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind professional development program for those practitioners who are working towards their Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certifications. Certification is a formal recognition of the skills, knowledge, and experience of Career Development Practitioners (CDPs). Association membership, ongoing professional development, and certification help you…

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There’s never been a better time to get certified!

By Maureen McCann. If you are anything like most career professionals, you are so busy that you barely have time to manage your own career and professional development, let alone the many clients you serve every day, week, month and year. Now is the perfect time to start planning for your Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification! What you need to know Career…

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How to Prioritize

By Lysa Appleton. “Defer no time; delays have dangerous ends”.  (William Shakespeare) Prioritizing is one of the most difficult aspects of time management.  It can be challenging to know which things are most important and what to do first.  How you prioritize is really based on your needs, values, expectations, and external demands; and, it is an essential task if you…

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Career Development Ethics & Theory – CCDP Preparation Course

Career Development Ethics & Theory  CDP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM …leading to CCS & CCDP Certification NEXT FULLY FACILITATED ONLINE COURSES START SOON We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind professional development program for those practitioners who are working towards their Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certifications. The next distance learning classes start soon. Check out…

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How to obtain your CCDP in 7 easy steps

By Maureen McCann. Depending on how organized you have been tracking and collecting your credentials, your Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) application process may take a few hours or a few days. I started considering the credential in the spring of 2016. I reached out the BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) to learn more about their CCDP program. At the same…

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Amy Bjerknes, Career Development Practitioner (CDP)

By Cathy Milton. CPC member Amy Bjerknes is  the first person to successfully complete all five courses in Career Professionals of Canada’s Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Certificate Program. This is a significant achievement that required a lot of hard work and focus. In CPC’s record book, Amy will always hold the distinction of being the first CDP graduate of this widely…

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Volunteering Creates Leaders in our Industry

By Sharon Graham. National Volunteer Recognition Week April 23 to 29, 2017  “13.3 million Canadians volunteer 2.1 billion hours, the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs.” Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating conducted by Statistics Canada and supported by Volunteer Canada. During National Volunteer Recognition Week, we’re reminded of the outstanding volunteer leadership provided by members of Career Professionals of Canada. As…

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