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CPC Awards of Excellence

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CPC is now accepting Awards of Excellence submissions for 2020

Get your submission in before the July 1, 2020 deadline.

Step 1 – Review and select up to 3 categories (below).

Step 2 – Read and follow the submission procedures exactly.

Step 3 – Complete one nomination submission form for each nomination.

 

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Career Professionals of Canada is committed to setting the standard for excellence in our field. Recognizing outstanding individuals in our profession is one of our most important activities. Active Members of Career Professionals of Canada are eligible to strive for our prestigious Awards of Excellence in the following categories:

Outstanding Career Leader

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Canadian career field as a prominent leader within the profession. The nominee must be an active CPC member. The nomination can be submitted by a non-member, another CPC member, or the nominee him/herself.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating the CPC member along with associated supporting material. Consider including additional supporting documents (maximum 5 pages). This may include the nominee’s resume, endorsements/testimonials, and/or hyperlinks to websites and other publications supporting the nomination. The 500-word statement and all supporting material should be submitted in one .pdf file.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has made an exceptional and profound impact on the Canadian career field in a prominent leadership role.
  • Has issued a noteworthy paper or publication, instituted a significant innovation, was instrumental in pioneering a new strategy or approach, and/or has delivered tangible and documented volunteer, public service, humanitarian, or charitable efforts that have significantly impacted the field.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution in a 500-word statement along with documented examples, resume, and/or stakeholder testimonials.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Executive Director’s Awards: Outstanding Volunteer Contributors

This award recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions to the development and support of Career Professionals of Canada by exhibiting such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributors. The recipients of this award is/are selected at the discretion of our Executive Director and approved by the judging committee.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has provided a meaningful voluntary contribution to Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has completed or offers ongoing outstanding volunteer efforts through a minimum of 20 hours of dedicated service to the organization within a period of one year.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Career Professional

This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner supporting clients in the Canadian career community. The nominee must be an active CPC member. The nomination can be submitted by a non-member, another CPC member, or the nominee him/herself.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating the CPC member along with associated supporting material. Consider including additional supporting documents (maximum 5 pages).  This may include the nominee’s resume, endorsements/testimonials, and/or hyperlinks to websites and other publications supporting the nomination. The 500-word statement and all supporting material should be submitted in one .pdf file.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has work experience supporting clients in career development, employment consulting, or a related area.
  • Has produced a tangible contribution to his or her employer, organization, business, and/or clients.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution in a 500-word statement along with documented examples, resume, and/or stakeholder testimonials.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Community Outreach Strategist

This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner providing community outreach in the Canadian career community. The nominee must be an active CPC member. The nomination can be submitted by a non-member, another CPC member, or the nominee him/herself.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating the CPC member along with associated supporting material. Consider including additional supporting documents (maximum 5 pages).  This may include the nominee’s resume, endorsements/testimonials, and/or hyperlinks to websites and other publications supporting the nomination. The 500-word statement and all supporting material should be submitted in one .pdf file.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has work experience in community outreach, job development, resource development, stakeholder engagement or a related area.
  • Has produced a tangible contribution to his or her employer, organization, business, and/or clients.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution in a 500-word statement along with documented examples, resume, and/or stakeholder testimonials.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Social Media Strategist

This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner providing social media support within the Canadian career community. The nominee must be an active CPC member. The nomination can be submitted by a non-member, another CPC member, or the nominee him/herself.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating the CPC member along with associated supporting material. Consider including additional supporting documents (maximum 5 pages).  This may include hyperlinks to social media sites, campaign analytics, and/or endorsements/testimonials supporting the nomination. For example, you might include hyperlinks to a LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Group, Website, Blog, Twitter Campaign, Facebook Update, and/or Google Drive Working Document. The 500-word statement and all supporting material should be submitted in one .pdf file.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has work experience in social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+), virtual profiles, blogging, online branding, social networking, and/or a related area.
  • Has produced a tangible contribution to his or her employer, organization, business, and/or clients.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution in a 500-word statement along with documented examples, resume, and/or stakeholder testimonials.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Employment Interview Strategist

This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner providing employment interview support within the Canadian career community. The nominee must be an active CPC member. The nomination can be submitted by a non-member, another CPC member, or the nominee him/herself.

Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating the CPC member along with associated supporting material.Consider including additional supporting documents (maximum 5 pages).  This may include a sample of the nominee’s handouts for clients, coaching/consulting process outline, and or testimonials. The 500-word statement and all supporting material should be submitted in one .pdf file.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has work experience in employment interview coaching, employment interview consulting, or a related area.
  • Has produced a tangible contribution to his or her employer, organization, business, and/or clients.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution in a 500-word statement along with documented examples, resume, and/or stakeholder testimonials.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Practitioner Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – Internationally Educated Professional (IEP)

This award recognizes outstanding résumé writing for internationally educated professionals, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created résumés for international entrants to the Canadian market that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Résumé Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – New Graduate / Entry-Level Professional

This award recognizes outstanding résumé writing for early-career new graduates and entry-level clients, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created résumés for new graduates or entry-level professionals that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Résumé  Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – Career Change

This award recognizes outstanding career-change résumé writing abilities, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created career-change resumes that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Resume Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – Technical

This award recognizes outstanding résumé writing for technical professionals, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created résumés for technical professionals that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Résumé Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – Executive

This award recognizes outstanding executive résumé writing abilities, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created executive résumés that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Résumé Category Submission Checklist exactly.

Outstanding Résumé – Creative

This award recognizes outstanding creative résumé  writing abilities, such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors. The nomination must be submitted by the nominee him/herself.

The nominee must submit a sample résumé along with a 500-word rationalization statement. Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current PROFESSIONAL member, in good standing, of Career Professionals of Canada.
  • Has developed and created creative résumés that exceed current industry standards.
  • Demonstrates his or her contribution through submission of a fictionalized sample document (using their own name in the header).
  • Provides rationalization of the document strategy and mechanics in a 500-word statement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on value proposition, structure, design, spelling, grammar, and effective handling of obstacles.
  • Read the submission procedures and follows the Résumé Category Submission Checklist exactly.

CPC Member Ali Breen tells us why you should submit yourself for nomination. Listen: