Professionalism

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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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate B, Week Two

Every CPIBN candidate finishes the boot camp modules with the idea that they are employed; for themselves as job seekers.  Repeatedly stressing the importance of treating the job search as a full time job makes the advice feel cliche, but it serves a purpose.  Embracing the mantra creates an understanding of the process and a …

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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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