#CPIBNgoesto Candidate B, Week One

Profile: Candidate B is not new to the CPIBN program, having gone through the bootcamp and entire job search process in the summer-fall of 2014.  Unfortunately, almost to the day one year later, he found himself downsized again from his Marketing Manager position with a local technical manufacturing company.  The CPIBN program was offered to [ ... ]

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Celebrating Growth and Success With CPI!

Our partners are celebrating 35 years of helping San Francisco with career transition, job search, and leadership coaching! Torchiana 35th Anniversary Press Release As we look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary next year, we are proud to be a part of a long standing partnership, which continues to grow and evolve to better help individuals and companies! [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week 7

Every job search includes a period playing the waiting game.  Patience pays off, however, and after another round of interviews and meeting with other members of the company, Candidate A is finally able to shed the Job Seeker job title and begin the transition into a new role and job title. CPIBN’s involvement in the [ ... ]

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate A, Week Six

Each candidate who walks through the doors at CPIBN works towards the end goal of finding their next perfect fit with a company.  Weeks, and sometimes months, of hard work, class participation, resume polishing, networking, and research all lead up to the biggest and most intimidating aspect of the job search, the interview.  Candidate A [ ... ]

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It’s all in the relationships

CPIBN grows and is able to help more and more people through forming relationships.  Networking and cultivating relationships are key themes throughout all of what CPIBN offers to people, whether it be during the  job search or executive coaching and leadership training. The relationships formed within the walls of CPIBN between candidates and other candidates, [ ... ]

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#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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