#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week Five

Every job search has ebbs and flows, and while the ebbs seem to be never-ending, Candidate A has come to realize that all of the hard work put into her time working with CPIBN and utilizing the tools she has learned through the classes shes attending are beginning to pay off.  After submitting countless applications, [ ... ]

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Answering Negative Interview Questions

Most candidates are comfortable talking about their strengths and times that they have succeeded in their career. The real differentiator between candidates in many interviews is the interviewee’s ability to handle the negative questions. Interviewing consultants/trainers tell companies to include at least 3 “negative” questions in the course of a standard one-hour interview. The purpose [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week Four

Candidate A was excited to learn that CPIBN offers other classes, covering a wide array of topics and issues, outside of the bootcamp style modules, and she quickly registered to participate in the What Should I Wear? Dress for Success class.  She felt she had a good understanding of what it means to dress professionally or [ ... ]

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Ten Ways to Increase Your Career Resilience

1. Make a point of learning throughout your lifetime. Technology is changing the workplace so fast that many careers for the next generation do not even exist yet. Keeping pace requires continuous learning. 2. Develop a “personal why” that gives your work meaning.  A larger sense of meaning or purpose enhances your resilience. It gives [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week Three

One of the pitfalls of the job search is that there are going to be times of frustration, waiting, and nothing-ness.   The good news is that you are not alone, and Candidate A was able to fully grasp that by spending more time at CPIBN. Candidate A felt more comfortable doing her searching, networking, [ ... ]

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Awesome People Can Make Your Company Great

“Why is it that I always get a whole person when what I really want is a pair of hands?” -Henry Ford Increase your hiring effectiveness! In an effort to find our clients the best possible candidates, CPIBN values the use of assessments as part of our talent acquisition process. We understand that the search [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week Two

Now that she has a full week of modules, resume developing, and updates to her professional social media sites under her belt, Candidate A spent time starting her job search and really putting herself out there in terms of networking. Like most young professionals, Candidate A fancies herself computer and online savvy, so she starts [ ... ]

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Evolution of the Resume

One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make when preparing for their search is to take an existing resume that is 5 or more years old, add a more recent role or position to it and consider it a “current” or “competitive” resume. Resumes have evolved significantly in the last decade as Hiring and [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week One

Profile: Candidate A starts her journey after a recent restructuring of her company where she has been working in sales for four years.  She joined this company straight out of college, where she studied Marketing. The company she worked for offered her a program through CPIBN as a part of her separation package, and after speaking [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Series Launch

Today marks the launch of our new blog series entitled “#CPIBNgoesto.”  We are using the hashtag as a way to connect our social media followers to our movement as we show mock candidates go through each aspect of what our company offers. Inspired by the popular Instagram series “Follow me to,” we decided to show [ ... ]

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