First Friday Featured Team Member

This month, we’re featuring CPIBN’s Bookkeeper, Carol Merrill.  You may think you know CPIBN’s resident number cruncher, but how well do you really know her? Meet the Team-Carol Merrill


We don’t need no education.

Being in a management role doesn’t mean you’re just another brick in the company wall, leadership and professional development is critical and vital for individual growth and company growth.  SHRM adds: Leadership development can solve organizational problems. Leadership development can affect the bottom line positively. Leadership development can align leadership style with the current situation. [ ... ]

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Success Stories

Case Study: Mechanical Engineer Career Transition Job elimination is painful, no matter how you look at it. We realize that career transition can be a difficult time and yet also be a time of opportunity.  With CPIBN, every departure is transformed into a success story. We provide transition programs which are uniquely designed and administered to [ ... ]

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First Friday Featured Team Member

This month, we’re featuring CPIBN’s Senior Career Counselor and Lead Trainer, Todd Nicholas.  You may think you know CPIBN’s resident outdoorsman, but how well do you really know him? Meet the Team-Todd Nicholas


When Networking Gets Social

Not your parents’ Thursday at the Square anymore, Queen City Social has taken the weekly Thursday night happy hour and given it the Buffalo renaissance make-over.  New restaurants, local sponsors, and local bands will be showcasing Fountain Square, Buffalo’s professionals now have another reason to enjoy downtown every Thursday from June 30th-August 4th. With over 85% of [ ... ]

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But first, let me take a selfie

While June 21st is National Selfie Day, and CPIBN takes selfies VERY seriously, your selfie LinkedIn profile picture may be the reason you’re not getting any calls back for your submitted job applications. Some top tips and best practices in choosing a picture for your LinkedIn profile (while keeping in mind that a professional headshot is [ ... ]

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CPI’s New CEO

We are excited to introduce Doug Matthews as the new President & CEO of Career Partners International! “When I had the opportunity to meet with several of CPI’s equity partners, it became abundantly clear that CPI’s commitment to incredible client service with intense integrity surpassed any that I had experienced in my entire career,” Matthews said. [ ... ]

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Start of a New Season

Welcome to the new CPIBN blog page!  In honor of Shea’s Performing Arts Center’s new makeover and our 30th Anniversary, we decided that we needed a better place to bring helpful and motivational information to our candidates, clients, WNY, and beyond!  While we may not have the same visual impact as Jessie and Katey, the [ ... ]

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Success Stories

Case Study: Manufacturing Facility Succession Plan Succession planning helps a company answer the questions: Do I have the right people? Who should I develop? Where are the talent gaps? Who do I need to hire? Assessing an organization to determine the talent capabilities of their current staff to develop a plan for future initiatives and [ ... ]

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First Friday Featured Team Member

This month, we’re featuring CPIBN’s “Hub of the Universe,” Shelley Stoeckl.  As the first smiling face you see walking into the CPIBN building, you may think you know our Office Manager, but how well do you really know her? Meet the Team-Shelley Stoeckl