Are You a Voice of Inspiration for Your Clients?

By Lori Jazvac. I was browsing through some good reads the other day when I came across “Voices of Inspiration: Real Life Wisdom for Living Your Best Life” by Marlon Smith. The book is the third volume in the Success By Choice, Inc. Series and was an Amazon #1 bestseller when it was published in 2015. What drew me to…

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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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The Five Books That Inform My Work

By Stephanie Clark. Book One: Résumé Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Résumé Writer Author: Susan Britton Whitcomb When I first began studying Career Professionals of Canada’s primer, The Canadian Résumé Strategist, I started to grasp the concept of how to communicate solid value. And while integrating the lessons I found in this excellent resource, I also looked into the…

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The Rich Repository of Resources in CPC’s Facebook Group

By Christine Cristiano. It’s been said that one of the keys to success is to surround oneself with like-minded people; the CPC Facebook Group enables group members to do just that. Whether you are flying solo in your own private company or working within an organization helping individuals along their job search journey, having access to a platform to connect and…

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Text-to-Speech – A Helpful Assistant for Every Writer

By Cathy Milton. During Canada Career Month in November 2017, CPC Masterminds Maureen McCann and Kamee Gilmore hosted a panel of eight top Canadian résumé strategists. The result was a very popular “Résumé Expert Q&A” podcast. One of the experts contributing to the podcast was Kristin Vandegriend. Kristin had conducted a survey of 60 hiring managers and HR professionals, so…

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The Power of Community

By Conny Lee. “Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause.” – M. Russell Ballard When Career Professionals of Canada launched a Facebook Group, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I quickly learned, though, is that the members of this CPC group are amazing in their…

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The Inside Scoop on CPC’s Facebook Group

By Marian Bernard of The Regency Group. “I’m always looking for opportunities to connect and share industry insights with fellow career professionals – [Career Professionals of Canada’s] Facebook Group allows just that. I can post a question or insight and typically read feedback within hours. I love the themed days and enjoy contributing to and reading the responses and feedback from…

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Need Answers Fast? CPC’s Facebook Group is the Key!

By Daisy Wright. Want to be a part of something awesome? Join CPC’s Facebook Group! One of the best parts of membership in the group is that it’s FREE. CPC’s Facebook Group is the quickest way to get answers to your work-related challenges. Launched in July 2017, the group has quickly grown to 200+ members, as of this writing. Since…

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ChatterHigh: The Host of Canada Career Month’s National Event

By Cathy Milton. November 2017 is Canada Career Month, an annual initiative of the Canadian Council for Career Development. This year, the flagship event is Canada’s Most Informed School Competition, hosted online by ChatterHigh. If you’re wondering who or what ChatterHigh is, read on! ChatterHigh’s Beginnings Since the 1950s, higher education and career organizations participate in annual “Career Day” events,…

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New Publication: Smart strategies for managing workplace bullies out of your life and business

An alarming number of employees suffer from bullying at work.  The cost of bullying is enormous—from the lost productivity, trust, and well-being among workers to the expense of replacing people who leave, increased healthcare, and litigation.  It doesn’t have to be this way. THE BULLY-PROOF WORKPLACE: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scrips for Dealing with the Office Sociopath is designed to…

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Canadian Resources for Career Development Practitioners

By Natalie MacLellan. Resources for Career Development Practitioners Whether you are new to the field or have been around for years, a good practitioner realizes it’s not possible to know it all. What you do need to know is where to find the answers when you need them. The following report is by no means an exhaustive guide to the…

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PINASUUTITSAQ | New Reference Guide for Career Development Counsellors Working with Inuit Clients

The Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE) just published Pinasuutitsaq – ᐱᓇᓲᑎᑦᓴᖅ, a new reference guide which aims to improve career development interventions with Inuit clients, in urban and northern settings. The goal of this guide is to equip counsellors working in Inuit communities or with Inuit clients so that they might better be able to…

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Career Exploration – Free Career Exploration Resources

By Pat Shepherd. Career exploration is a lifelong process. Most career practitioners have access to a limited number of assessments. Moreover, for most not-for-profit career services, the time and cost of administering a full battery of tests is prohibitive. CPC Mastermind, Pat Shepherd offers a curated list of free online assessment resources for career counsellors and their self-motivated clients. In the past career exploration was…

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Resources for British Columbia Career Practitioners

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Here are some links to websites that for career practitioners and their clients based in British Columbia. If you are a career practitioner and you want resources for the labour market in BC, then make sure to bookmark these sites. Association for Career Practitioners BC Career Development Association: Provincial career development association. Education and Training for Career Practitioners Douglas College: Career Development Practice Certificate Program….

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Resources for Alberta Career Practitioners

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Here are some links to helpful websites for career practitioners and their clients based in Alberta. If you are a career practitioner and you want resources for the labour market in AB, then make sure to bookmark these sites. Associations for Career Practitioners Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA): Provincial career development association. Private Career Development Contractors Association of Alberta: A group of…

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