Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

How CPC Helped me Start-up my Career Service

April 3, 2013 |

By Maureen McCann. A Canadian career development practitioner recently asked me how I got started in my own career practice. In particular, she wanted to know how my membership with Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) helped. Here was my reply: “Career Professionals of Canada gave me the confidence to take a leap of faith out of a permanent job and into my own business. Only after linking with CPC, did I realize I have what it takes to build an entrepreneurial career service. With the support of Sharon Graham [CPC’s…

What’s Your “One Word”?

February 15, 2013 |

By Brenda Collard-Mills. A resume is a marketing tool and the product being marketed is your client! In order to help my clients stand out from their job search competition, one of the homework assignments I ask each client to prepare is “What ONE word best describes you?” I don’t mean words such as reliable, honest, dedicated….almost every job search candidate will consider themselves to have those qualities. No one is going to say they are unreliable, dishonest and indifferet as an employee! In the April 2012 edition of Chatelaine…

How are Your Writing Skills?

March 16, 2011 |

By Stephanie Clark. I love to write, and do so daily. Along with my own “Journal,” to which I post as the mood strikes me, I write a monthly newsletter, a monthly blog on interview tips, and this bi-weekly blog for CPC. I also write weekly articles for a local daily paper, and ad-hoc articles for a variety of others. Good thing I love to write as I must also squeeze in some resume writing! Many career practitioners write resumes. Not only the obvious professional resume services such as my…

The Value of Ongoing Training

September 1, 2010 |

Ongoing training is essential for the self-employed. Credentials, up-to-date knowledge and processes, improved service all add up to income enhancement.

Becoming a Myers-Briggs Type Practitioner

May 14, 2010 |

By Sandra Lim, CPRW, CCM, CECC, Cert. Cybercounseling. Has your interest in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) been piqued with Freddie Cheek’s multi-part article, What ‘Type’ of Resume Writer are You?, appearing in Résumé Writers Digest?  This complementary article addresses how one becomes qualified to administer and interpret the MBTI®. This topic of the MBTI® is also timely since the official professional association for MBTI® users will be holding its international conference in Toronto in July. Look for future synopses of conference sessions. The MBTI® is a very versatile tool,…