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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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Extra, Extra! New Assessment Offering!

Have you ever wondered what motivates people to behave the way they do in the workplace? Our Leadership Development Consultant/Coach, Roberta Bemiller, recently return from a FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation Behavior) certification workshop where she gained valuable insight into 3 unique interpersonal needs that strongly motivate us.  The assessment measures our need to belong …

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Auld Lang Syne

It truly has been an amazing 2016.  We got a new look, celebrated our 30th Anniversary, were a part of the inaugural DisruptHR, welcomed a new CPIBN staff elf, enjoyed volunteering and giving back to our Buffalo community, and so much more! Thank you to all of our clients, partners, friends, and community peers for …

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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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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate B, Week Three

The CPIBN staff works to make the office environment as comfortable as possible for each and every candidate.  The first step of that process is assuring that the staff members are perceived as approachable and trustworthy.  There is always someone to greet people walking through the front door, which works to help ease the first …

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