Career Transition

The Truth about Your Age and Your Value to Employers

Many job search candidates are over 45, and concerned that their age is a large obstacle to finding a job. Research indicates that this is not the reality in today’s job market. Mature workers bring value: they are able to make better decisions, train/mentor others, and work as part of a team. They bring a …

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The Multiple Phases of Negotiating a Job Offer

You may believe that the negotiation of a job offer begins after that offer has been extended.  A careful review followed by the decision of which components you wish to negotiate followed by your counter-offer.  Basically, getting an offer (in writing) and then turning it into more!  And you would be absolutely correct in doing …

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Hiring Trends: 2017

With a job market that is continuing to improve, CPIBN and CPI agree with Forbes’ Dan Schwabel’s best practices for hiring and retention in 2017: 1. Improved Candidate, Employee Experiences 2. The Rise Of The Blended Workforce 3. Reviews Evolve From Annual To Continuous 4. Millennials Meet Gen Z 5. Augmented, Virtual Reality Revolutionize Recruiting and Training 6. …

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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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Talent Management Cycle

What better way to celebrate Rounded Pi Day (3.146, 3/14/16) than by showcasing how we can help you manage your company’s Talent Management Cycle? Talented employees are the backbone of any organization, and they are harder to Attract, Retain, Develop, and Transition than ever before.  Human Resource professionals are responsible for directing the Talent Management Cycle, and …

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