Explore CPC’s New Member Portal for Career Professionals

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Dear CPC Members,

I’m excited to let you know that Career Professionals of Canada has launched our new member portal, which provides a one-stop-shop for member benefits. The portal is a haven where you can continuously learn, evolve, and grow along with your colleagues. It’s a platform that provides you with opportunities for professional growth and advancement. You’ll discover exclusive resources designed to empower you in your career journey and you’ll engage in forums and events that expand your knowledge and skills.

Embracing the spirit of purposeful kindness, our portal is about forging meaningful connections. We believe that a strong community and genuine friendships can make a significant difference in our professional lives. As you explore the site, you’ll quickly discover that it’s not just a platform for continuous learning; it’s a gateway to a community where friendships form, mentorships flourish, and collaborations thrive.

Navigate the member portal with ease.

You’ll love the new portal’s user-friendly interface, which makes it easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. With our easy-to-use self-service functions, you can securely log in with your individual password and update your personal and business information at your convenience. You can now update your personal information, view your membership status, access your certificates and logos, register for events, review past event recordings, renew your membership, and connect with other members all in one convenient location. In essence, the new member portal has everything you need to manage your membership with ease:

  • Directory Profile Control: You’ll have complete control over your outward facing member directory profile. Your changes are immediately reflected in the database, so you can rest assured that your information is always up to date. You can decide if you want it to be seen by the public, members only, or just yourself.
  • Privacy Controls: With robust privacy controls, you can determine which fields are visible to everyone, other members only, or completely hidden. This way, you control who sees your information and what you want to share.
  • Certificates and Logos: As a member, you’ve worked hard to earn your certifications and achieve your professional goals. With just a few clicks, you can view and download all your certificates and logos.
  • Library of Resources: The portal offers a wealth of valuable resources for you to access. As you explore the portal, you’ll discover an array of resources and tools meticulously crafted to empower your professional growth and development.

Explore and contribute to our résumé and cover letter showcase.

Our résumé and cover letter showcase is a powerful database of sample documents designed to elevate your professional profile and honour your talent. It empowers you by offering you inspiration and increased visibility, both of which are instrumental in your career development and advancement.

  • Ideas and Inspiration: You can benefit from the showcase by accessing a vast collection of high-quality résumés and cover letters created by your peers. This searchable database  offers a rich source of inspiration and idea generation, providing you with a diverse range of styles, formats, and content strategies to explore. By reviewing showcased samples, you can gain valuable insights into successful approaches, industry-specific terminology, and emerging trends. Your creativity will be stimulated to help you craft compelling documents that effectively highlight your clients’ skills, experience, and achievements.
  • Increased Visibility: The showcase is not only a repository of outstanding résumés and cover letters, but it’s also a platform that serves as a valuable marketing tool to elevate your visibility. It helps open doors to new employment or subcontracting opportunities, furthering your career growth and success. By featuring your samples in the showcase, you’ll enhance your reputation within our professional community, making you more attractive to potential employers, clients, and collaborators.
  • Opportunities for Networking: You also have the opportunity to connect with the authors of the showcased samples. This fosters the formation of valuable relationships and allows you to seek guidance and explore collaboration opportunities. The networking aspect of the showcase expands your professional network and creates possibilities for mentorship and support.

The showcase is a living platform that continuously grows, evolves, and remains current and relevant to our times. As a CPC member, you are always welcome to feature your best work in this space. Feel free to submit as many sample résumés and cover letters as you like. You can invent interesting documents using imaginary clients or repurpose anything you’ve previously submitted for an award, course, certification application, or a previous Best Canadian Résumés or Best Canadian Cover Letters publication. Each sample you submit will be prominently attributed to you, and, to protect your work from plagiarism, we will post the samples in image format with a copyright note directly on the post.

Network with career professionals in a meaningful way.

A key feature of the member portal is the ability to register for online meetings to engage in meaningful networking sessions and make professional connections. Friendship and camaraderie are at the heart of our CPC culture and that’s why we encourage our members to participate in Zoom networking. Take advantage of these invaluable sessions to fully immerse yourself in our community, connect with fellow professionals, and deepen your expertise:

  • Welcome Wagon: Our Welcome Wagon program offers a warm introduction to the CPC community, guiding new and existing members through the vast array of programs, initiatives, and resources available. Whether you’re new or have been with us for a while, this program is designed to help you navigate the exciting and multifaceted world of CPC. Join our sessions to gain insights into all the latest happenings and opportunities within CPC.
  • Tele-networking: Engage in facilitated online conference call discussions through our CPC tele-networking sessions. These sessions provide a platform for members to connect and exchange ideas, insights, and experiences. Don’t worry if you miss a session – we openly share our session recordings and transcripts with members directly on the portal.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Discover our diverse range of SIGs hosted by CPC Ambassadors. These groups bring together like-minded members who share a common focus, providing a space to connect, research, and discuss topics of mutual interest. As a participant, you have the flexibility to shape the format and direction of the groups, contributing to a collaborative and dynamic learning environment.

We firmly believe that by nurturing strong relationships, we can create an environment where members feel comfortable sharing their successes, challenges, and aspirations. Whether it’s celebrating milestones, seeking advice, or collaborating on projects, our community is here to provide the support and encouragement you need along your journey.

Enjoy the freedom of continuous learning on your own terms.

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of learning on your own terms. With a membership in CPC, you’ll have the convenience of on-demand access to all the self-directed courses you purchase, providing you with the flexibility to learn and grow whenever it suits you. Delve into the content of your self-directed courses at your own pace and refer to them again in the future when you need a refresher. We update all our courses regularly, so you’ll never worry about missing out on valuable course materials again. By revisiting the content, you’ll continue your learning journey for as long as you maintain your membership.

Join your colleagues in the member portal.

If you’re a member of Career Professionals of Canada, we encourage you to log in to the new member portal and explore its many features.

What are you waiting for? Log in now and don’t forget to give us your feedback. Together, let’s create a community where kindness, support, and shared knowledge are at the heart of our collective journey toward professional excellence.

Thank you for your continued support of CPC!

Your number one fan,

Sharon Graham is founder and executive director of Career Professionals of Canada. Committed to setting the standard for excellence in the career development profession, Sharon has authored top selling paperback publications and textbooks, and established a range of certification, professional development, community development, mentoring and award programs. As executive director of CPC, she provides foresight and leadership within the sector and ensures that the mandate of this national organization is upheld with integrity.

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