Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Professional Development: Don’t Neglect Yourself!

August 3, 2018 |

By Tanya Kett. 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? Focus…

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,…

How to Squeeze Even More Value From Your CPC Membership

June 1, 2018 |

By Maureen McCann. Have you ever wondered how to make better use of the tools and resources CPC membership provides? Do you want to take full advantage of the resources, tools, and tips that are available but can’t quite figure out where to start? Here’s what I did. Volunteer CPC used to host orientation calls for new members. On one of those calls, I volunteered to be part of a communications team. Share Your Ideas A few phone calls later I was sharing ideas with Sharon Graham, CPC’s Executive Director.…