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CCS and CES Career Credentials: What’s the Difference?

June 5, 2020 |

Career Professionals of Canada is committed to enhancing the credibility and visibility of practitioners with a unique credentialing program. CPC’s Certification Program validates your expertise in specific competency areas. If you are a Career Professional, you might be wondering about the difference between the Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and the Certified Employment Strategist (CES). If you provide clients with strategic career advice, you are a potential candidate for both the CCS and CES. Simply, the CCS focuses on career development. The CES focuses on employment. Although you certainly can work towards…

The Benefits of Certification

January 10, 2020 |
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Republished The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) has identified the following benefits of certification: Benefits for Individual CDPs Certification confirms your mastery of critical professional competencies and recognizes your professional development and growth. Certification demonstrates to your clients, competitors, suppliers, peers, employers and funders that you use industry-respected best practices. Certification can improve your overall performance, remove uncertainty, and widen market opportunities. The process of achieving and maintaining certification demonstrates that you are continually improving and refining your practice. Certification could enhance your career/promotion opportunities and/or your income. Certification…

This Canada Career Month, Let’s Talk About Career Growth and Meaning

November 15, 2019 |

By Lori Jazvac. Every November during Canada Career Month, we celebrate the importance of helping jobseekers access meaningful work. We are reminded how career development enables growth, purpose, and builds stronger communities. Work impacts every aspect of our lives. As career professionals, we are motivated to provide our clients with high-level expertise and innovative career resources and tools. But, we also listen to our clients for what lies beyond their words. Sometimes career journeys are filled with triumphs and other times our clients face turbulent challenges: being downsized, facing a…

How to Recognize and Overcome Job Burnout

July 26, 2019 |

By Kevin Waldbillig. Work is busy. Life is busy. But, I find that summer does offer a bit of relief from the hectic pace of both. Why not take advantage of the season by doing a bit of self-reflection and self-care? Ask yourself these questions: Am I feeling more cynical at work towards clients and colleagues? Do I feel disillusioned and lack the satisfaction and sense of purpose I once had? Is my own self-care taking a backseat through not eating right, not sleeping well, or using alcohol or drugs…

4 Free CPC Resources to Help You Prepare for the Future of Work

July 5, 2019 |

By Maureen McCann. Much of the research about the future of work points to the importance of upskilling, reskilling, and/or learning. As career professionals, our Standards & Guidelines tells us we must be continuously learning. Specifically, in the Core Competencies section, you’ll find: C1. Professional Behaviour C1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to professional development C1.2.2 Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning Thankfully, Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) has put together a ton of FREE member benefits, offering many opportunities for learning and professional development. And, savvy career professionals are taking full advantage. This…

Volunteerism: The Vehicle for Driving Change in the Community

April 5, 2019 |

By Lori Jazvac. National Volunteer Week takes place April 7-13, 2019. This year, we are celebrating “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities”. Volunteerism plays a vital role in our communities. The theme of this year’s celebration is a wonderful reminder that we can achieve significant milestones when we unite together to accomplish shared goals. The documents in this campaign kit will help guide you in planning, promoting, and executing volunteer appreciation events that are successful. There is more to volunteering than giving of one’s time and resources. Whether you volunteer…