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Career Development Practitioner (CDP): Gain a Competitive Edge

September 29, 2021 |
Career Development Practitioner (CDP) program image

Listening to long lectures in an overcrowded classroom is not always conducive to interactive learning, especially if you enjoy learning at your own pace using different modes of learning. At Career Professionals of Canada, you can learn online and gain support from your instructor and colleagues in a collaborative atmosphere. You can even pursue your Career Development Practitioner (CDP) designation through online courses and gain a competitive edge! My own experience with CPC’s online courses began in 2014 when I completed CPC’s Advanced Résumé Development Program because I wanted to…

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

September 15, 2021 |
4 Free CPC Resources to prepare you for the future of work

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, under C1. Professional Behaviour: C1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, and, 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 fall might be an ideal…

Top 10 Reasons for Earning a Certification

September 8, 2021 |
"Certified" being stamped on paper

Ben Franklin said it best in this quote: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” As a career development professional, pursuing certification is an investment in knowledge and certainly pays dividends. It indicates that you are skilled, knowledgeable, and competent. Here are 10 additional reasons for earning a certification in your specialized discipline: Professional certification: Shows you are committed to ongoing professional development and that you embrace a belief in lifelong learning. Proves you are an expert and brands you as the “go to” person for help and advice.…

New CDP Competencies Coming to CDP-101, Career Development Foundations Course!

September 3, 2021 |
New CDP Competencies Framework

August was a monumental month for the career development field! The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) has released The National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals. The National Profile modernizes our occupational definition and its associated skills profile to reflect the growth and advancement of our profession over the last decade. CPC is preparing to integrate the new CDP competencies into CDP-101, our Career Development Foundations course. Through funding from Employment and Social Development Canada, and after nearly three years and countless volunteer hours to solicit and gather input from stakeholders…

How Advanced Résumé Training Helped Me Innovate

August 25, 2021 |
Advanced Résumé Training

A few years ago I wrote an article about résumé brand engineering. The comments I received and the discussions I had with other careerpros following the release of this article caused me to reflect on how I came to develop insight into the power of brand engineering. I realized that many of my own innovations in résumé writing started with one key training program — Career Professionals of Canada’s Advanced Résumé Development certificate course. This certificate program enabled me to think about résumé writing in an entirely new way. By aligning my services with…

Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

August 18, 2021 |

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 we can demonstrate to our clients that we “walk the talk.” After all, don’t we regularly encourage and coach our clients to keep their own knowledge and skills current? When it comes to your…