Are You Up to Date on the Many Benefits of CPC Membership?
By Lori Jazvac.
A colleague recently contacted me and inquired about starting a new résumé writing business. My answer in a nutshell was this: Career Professionals of Canada.
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In 2013, my journey towards becoming an entrepreneur started with Career Professionals of Canada. CPC equipped me with the tools and the confidence I needed to craft résumés that help jobseekers stand apart. I also learned how to deliver the best possible professional service to my clients. Upon acquiring the Certified Résumé Strategist (CRS) designation, I was inspired to start my own business, Creative Horizons Communications.
In 2014, I decided to take my skills further by completing a Certified Employment Strategist (CES) designation and taking the Advanced Résumé Development Certificate Course. Participating in Mastermind Mentoring Groups has helped me address key matters and challenges as a career professional.
The Expansion of CPC’s Member Benefits
If you haven’t fully explored all of CPC’s benefits recently, you may be interested to learn that they have really expanded over the last couple of years. CPC continues to innovate and remain adaptable to the changing needs of the career industry and its practitioners by providing the following rich array of offerings:
Membership Benefits: By renewing your membership each year, you will stay informed about the latest career industry developments, collaborate with professionals, maximize the visibility of your profile, and retain your CPC credentials. And, remember, every time you refer someone who becomes a CPC member, you get a free one-month extension to your own membership! There are no limits on how many months of membership you can receive through this program.
Networking: Connect with colleagues for professional advice through private member forums, community meetups, CPC’s LinkedIn Group, as well as tele-networking sessions, webinars and chats. Join CPC’s Facebook Group and explore exciting themes such as Motivational Mondays, Tricky-Situation Tuesdays, Wisdom Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Free-for-all Fridays.
Mentoring: If you’re interested in mentoring and collaborative opportunities while gaining a glimpse of different perspectives offered by career experts, join an industry-leading Mastermind Mentoring Group.
Gain Credibility & Expertise: Get featured as an expert Canadian career practitioner by contributing original, leading-edge articles for publication in CPC’s weekly e-newsletter, Career Connections. Your submissions will also be featured on the CPC website. Have your best résumés and cover letters published in Sharon Graham’s book series, Best Canadian Résumés and Best Canadian Cover Letters. Apply to be nominated and receive an Award of Excellence.
Certifications and Training: Keep current in the field by attaining certifications in Résumé, Interview, Employment, and Career strategies. Find out about fast-track options! Work towards your provincial/territorial Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation by taking two mandatory courses in Ethics and Theory. Explore the popular online training opportunities offered through Career Development Practitioner (CDP) courses.
Enrol in these information-packed online courses at a discounted member rate. The courses are facilitated by experienced and engaging instructors who offer a highly interactive learning experience.
Additional Professional Development: Learn about evolving trends and developments through reading blog posts, viewing podcasts, and catching up on the latest news via Career Connections e-newsletter. Expand your knowledge by accessing cost-effective books from the online bookstore. Utilize effective self-assessment tools to measure your competencies in the career industry.
Community Leadership: Take your volunteering commitment further by joining the Ambassador Team or Communications Team. If you enjoy building relationships, sharing content online, and connecting with colleagues, then this type of role is for you!
Career Opportunities: The Jobs Board features a wide range of career opportunities that may enable you to leverage your diverse skills and expertise to help clients further their career objectives.
Final Thoughts: Establish a clear vision and mission for your professional life, develop and refine your own brand, and invest in your personal growth through partnering with CPC.
Take your expertise to new heights by exploring and engaging in the many benefits offered through your CPC membership. You owe it to yourself as well as your clients!