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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Becoming a Subject Matter Expert

By Natalie MacLellan. Whether we are engaged in career coaching, interview consulting, or resume and profile writing, our clients rely on our specialized knowledge. Clients come to us because we are assumed to know things that they do not. People regard us as Subject Matter Experts. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) is a recognized authority in his or her field. You…

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Industry-Leading Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program

 Not sure how to write a strategic resume? You’re not alone. Build your credibility…  …and your resume writing skills. Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program Next 5-week fully facilitated online program is scheduled for May 2017 If you are serious about advancing your expertise in resume writing, or if you are considering applying for your Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) Certification in the…

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What’s Your Career Competence? Try Our New Self-Assessment Form

Career Professionals of Canada is very pleased to introduce you to Career Competence, a free self-assessment and professional development website and planning tool. Career Competence http://careercompetence.ca/ Career Competence is an interactive form for Career Development Practitioners to assess competencies against The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs.) Feel free to download the interactive Career Competence pdf form. The document will allow…

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Career Professional Paths: Career Coach, Career Counsellor or Career Consultant

By Christine Cristiano. The majority of career professionals enter into the profession with a passion for helping jobseekers to navigate the job market and secure suitable employment. However, it can be confusing for the practitioner to determine where his or her skills fit into the career vocation equation. Likewise, for individuals seeking professional career guidance, the difference between coaching, counselling, and…

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Certification Has its Privileges…Jump on Board!

By Daisy Wright. In the current economic climate where career change has become the norm, many people have started to think of ways of becoming more competitive and staying ahead of their peers. While some are enrolling in certificate, diploma, or degree programs, others are earning certification in their specialized fields. As a career professional – self-employed or not –…

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Is This Your Year to Pursue Professional Excellence?

By Daisy Wright. As career practitioners, it’s easy to become so engrossed in our role of guiding clients along their career paths that we sometimes neglect our own professional development. It is a good idea to regularly examine where we are on the professional development spectrum and look at ways we could advance our own careers. During this introspection, we should…

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