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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…

Amy Watt, Career Development Practitioner (CDP)

May 24, 2017 |
Amy Watt

By Cathy Milton. CPC member Amy Watt is  the first person to successfully complete all five courses in Career Professionals of Canada’s Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Certificate Program. This is a significant achievement that required a lot of hard work and focus. In CPC’s record book, Amy will always hold the distinction of being the first CDP graduate of this widely endorsed Canadian online program for career practitioners. Amy kindly agreed to be interviewed, sharing her thoughts and reflections on her achievement. Get to know Amy better by reading on. For the…

Volunteering Creates Leaders in our Industry

April 25, 2017 |

By Sharon Graham. National Volunteer Recognition Week April 23 to 29, 2017  “13.3 million Canadians volunteer 2.1 billion hours, the equivalent of 1.1 million full-time jobs.” Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating conducted by Statistics Canada and supported by Volunteer Canada. During National Volunteer Recognition Week, we’re reminded of the outstanding volunteer leadership provided by members of Career Professionals of Canada. As a social enterprise. CPC is a member-run, volunteer-driven community of professionals. With varied backgrounds and specialties, CPC’s volunteers form a brilliant, well-rounded team. A warm THANK YOU goes out to all…

Becoming a Subject Matter Expert

April 5, 2017 |

By Natalie MacLellan. Whether we are engaged in career coaching, interview consulting, or resume and profile writing, our clients rely on our specialized knowledge. Clients come to us because we are assumed to know things that they do not. People regard us as Subject Matter Experts. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) is a recognized authority in his or her field. You can achieve recognition as an SME through a combination of education, experience, and marketing. Education One of the most straightforward ways to position yourself as Subject Matter Experts is –…

Industry-Leading Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program

March 31, 2017 |

 Not sure how to write a strategic resume? You’re not alone. Build your credibility…  …and your resume writing skills. Advanced Resume Development Certificate Program Next 5-week fully facilitated online program is scheduled for May 2017 If you are serious about advancing your expertise in resume writing, or if you are considering applying for your Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) Certification in the future, you will discover that this program is designed to help you achieve your goal! This fully facilitated program includes virtual lectures, interactive discussions, follow-up assignments, and online mentoring by your…

Career Professional Paths: Career Coach, Career Counsellor or Career Consultant

February 22, 2017 |

By Christine Cristiano. The majority of career professionals enter into the profession with a passion for helping jobseekers to navigate the job market and secure suitable employment. However, it can be confusing for the practitioner to determine where his or her skills fit into the career vocation equation. Likewise, for individuals seeking professional career guidance, the difference between coaching, counselling, and consulting can be confusing. There are marked differences between the three disciplines and each offers selected expertise and services tailored to specific needs of a diverse clientele. The Career Coach:…