It is always an honour to win an award for my work in the field of career development. This year I won the Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) “Outstanding Career Professional Award” for my years of work in the field.
“This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner supporting clients in the Canadian career community.” Career Professionals of Canada
I was nominated by my long-time co-worker Cheryl Forman from Lindsay, Ontario.
This year I was also a Nominee in the “Outstanding Resume – Technical” category for a resume I developed for an individual affected by the layoffs at General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario (submitted with the client’s permission). This resume opened the door to my connection with Anna Cappelli who provided valuable feedback on the development of this resume.
Over the years I have also won Honourable Mention in the “Outstanding Resume – New Graduate” category for a resume I completed for a young Canadian looking for work in Europe (submitted with the client’s permission). Additionally I won the Career Professionals of Canada “Executive Director Award” for my volunteer work as the Web Evaluator and Advisory Committee member.
Career Professionals of Canada
I have been a member of Career Professionals of Canada since 2013 through my business Wakeford & Associates. I was inspired to focus on my resume writing services by the other members of the CPC and by Sharon Graham, CPC’s Executive Director. This support led to the launch of this Resume Pro Canada website.
Sharon is Canada’s foremost resume writer and has been a leader in the career field for many years. She started Career Professionals of Canada to support and guide others and to add an increased level of credibility to the field. She has drawn attention to the importance of providing quality resumes, letters and interview support to Canadian job seekers. Her resume and cover letter books are national best sellers.
As a member of Career Professionals of Canada, I have my certification as a ‘Certified Resume Strategist’. Recently, I completed the ‘Strategic Resume Workshop’ with Sharon in Mississauga, Ontario. She shared so many great tips. I have also had a blog post featured on the CPC website. I have participated in a CPC Mastermind Group, volunteered on the awards judging team, and I have taken part in teleconferences and workshops. Through this organization I have met many wonderful, hard working, dedicated Career Professionals. It has also been an honour to work with and be inspired by Sharon.