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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How do you lead in challenging times?

There are many different types of leaders. Some leaders excel in situations where others don’t. You can have a history of being a “high achiever” and thought of as a high-level leader; but, there are some situations where these leaders feel like they’ve failed. Have you heard of leaders being relieved of their job duties for [ ... ]

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Conducting Effective Employee Separation

Addressing and managing the separation of an employee or a group of employees from the company is a difficult task for any organization. The attitude, knowledge, skill, and preparation of managers facing this task play a significant role in the successful outcome of this process for the employees being released and for the vitality of [ ... ]

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Goal Setting Principles

Are you a goal setter? Do you understand the benefits of goal setting? Are you committed to your goals once you set them? Edward Locke and Gary Latham are leaders in goal-setting theory. Their research shows that goals affect behavior and job performance, but they also help mobilize energy, leading to a higher effort overall. [ ... ]

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5 Work Benefits to Understand

Most of us have worked for the greater part of our life. Over the years, work has given us several benefits that have become such integral parts of our lives that they have raised themselves to the level of “needs.” A need has become a requirement; if we don’t satisfy this requirement, we will begin [ ... ]

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