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Employee Highlight: Shelley Stoeckl – Office Manager

Shelley Stoeckl, our office manager, has a varied background. She started her career in the admin world and moved into Human Resources through a job posting at the bank where she worked. Back in the 1980s, when the banking industry in Western New York was undergoing major changes, she found herself with her very first [ ... ]

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The Future of Work

No matter how you look at it, Covid-19 has changed the business world. Some may love the freedom and flexibility from working at home; others may crave the structure of the “old” office life. Companies had to pivot at the beginning of the pandemic to ensure their business could stay afloat, and there is no [ ... ]

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What can leaders do to tap into the discretionary effort and commitment needed from work teams today

“I read somewhere” is a line I often use when conveying an idea that resonated with me, but for the life of me, I can’t remember where I read it. I read a lot, and at any given time, I may be reading two or three books (not a good habit, I know), so it’s [ ... ]

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Employee Highlight: Mark Weigel – from Candidate to Owner

The founder of what is now known as Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara was Bob Caldwell. He introduced RW Caldwell Associates Inc. to the WNY business community in 1986. Bob was an HR executive who was given the charge of downsizing Bethlehem Steel to the tune of over 8000 people in the early 80s. [ ... ]

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Alumni Feature: Mike Donovon – A career of change that takes one candidate full circle

Meet Mike Donovan Mike Donovan dedicated the beginning of his career to Curbell Medical. He spent over 30 years growing his professional career in the medical device industry, where his responsibilities ranged from sales and marketing to business development. Mike was so dedicated to his company that he wanted to make himself “bulletproof;” instead of [ ... ]

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How the Career Landscape Continues to Change

Terry Gillis is one of our CPI partners in London, Ontario. Below is an excerpt from a white paper where he addresses how there is a swing in available positions and how the career landscape continues to change.  Historically, hiring usually migrates to the top of the business agenda as economies rebound. With a changing [ ... ]

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Live Life with Vitality

Vitality is akin to wellness but much more immediate. Wellness is the backdrop for vitality and can be conceived of as a state of living fully, finding maximum fulfillment from all areas of life: your occupation, family, finances, relationships, education, spirit, and of course, your body. Wellness is not simply the absence of disease. Healthy [ ... ]

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Applying Marketing Theory

It’s good to think about ways to market and sell yourself at any point in your career. To do this, it is helpful to understand the three marketing concepts of Reach, Message, and Frequency, and how they translate to a job search campaign. Like the marketing department in any company, you will want to determine [ ... ]

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Job Search Strategies: Networking

The importance of people Without question, job searching is a process of calling people, meeting people, and interacting with people. By comparison, written documents can’t: Give you the inside story about what it’s like to work for a particular company Tell you about unadvertised openings Refer you to someone with the hiring authority Hire YOU [ ... ]

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The Art of Effective Negotiating

Nobody is born knowing how to be an effective negotiator – it is a learned skill that is honed and developed with experience. However, what often gets in the way of taking a win/win position in negotiations is the fear of rejection or potential conflict. Everyone can learn to negotiate effectively for what they want [ ... ]

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