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The ONLY Tip You Need to Improve Your Writing

August 10, 2018 |

By Stephanie Clark. There is power in the written word. Writing that is fluid and makes sense has the power to engage the reader and inspire trust in the writer. Of course, the opposite is equally true: write poorly in a mishmash of meanings and run on thoughts that confuse and confound the reader and jumble of ideas and you’ve lost your credibility and sent your reader shaking her head and reaching for the remote! With the above example, you get my drift. And yet. I have seen résumés, composed…

Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

June 29, 2018 |

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my clients the very best résumé and career services possible. I also wanted to set myself apart as a Master Certified Résumé Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada. After all, clients  expect nothing less than the…

Meet Iqaluit-Based CPC Member Alexandre Farmer

June 15, 2018 |

By Cathy Milton. Alexandre Farmer lives and works in one of the most spectacularly beautiful and unique capital cities in Canada: Iqaluit, in the territory of Nunavut. He is a Career Development Advisor (ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ in Inuktitut) at Nunavut Arctic College. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in January this year when we attended a CPC meet-up in Ottawa during Cannexus18. 1) It’s 2052 km from your hometown of Montreal to Iqaluit. What took you there? I had recently completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Concordia…

The Benefits of Partnering with a Professional Association

June 8, 2018 |

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 Career Professionals of Canada. Imagine being in the company of a national network of diversely skilled professionals. You and your team members will have the opportunity to learn, grow, connect,…

Five Popular Employment Interview Styles

February 9, 2018 |

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 and ask questions related to his or her background and qualifications. Then, the interviewer may follow up with common questions such as: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why are…

There’s never been a better time to get certified!

December 1, 2017 |

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 Professionals of Canada (CPC) launched its Career Development Practitioner (CDP) certificate courses designed with busy career professionals in mind. The program allows you to earn your CDP certification through CPC…