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Problem employees

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’ve been hearing and reviewing so many comments from folks about relationship problems brewing and blowing up at the workplace. There is also much around the Internet about folks feeling uncertainty about how to confront negative effects of unacceptable employee behavior. In today’s economic times, it seems that anger and stress are major contributing factors [...]

 
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Great tips for Controlling the Job Interview

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate...

As per article in Men’s Health magazine (http://www.MensHealth.com), Great tips for Controlling the Job Interview (20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Nov. 2008): You’re being evaluated before you open your mouth so use your time wisely! Before a word is spoken, an interviewer will assess a new acquaintance and look for evidence to back that impression according [...]

 
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Top 10 Cities for New Grads

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

According to Apartments.com and CBcampus.com, the top 10 cities for new grads are: 1. Indianapolis Average rent:* $625 Popular entry-level categories:** sales, customer service, health care 2. Philadelphia Average rent: $1,034 Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management 3. Baltimore Average rent: $1,130 Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care 4. Cincinnati Average rent: [...]

 
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So many resumes, so little time

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the employer...

Are you a hiring manager sifting through tons of resumes trying to find that needle in the haystack? Are you looking at an unusually large amount of resumes and thinking about changing your title now to RESUME COLLECTOR? In today’s downsizing economy, it’s hard to imagine why so many hiring managers are having tremendous difficulty [...]

 
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Some sound advice on resume writing…

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate...

Sound advice on resume writing from Susan Lewis Paciga, a freelance writer/editor. If you haven’t looked for a job in the last ten years or so, you will certainly find that things have changed. Even that venerable hiring tool, the resume, has undergone a transformation. Many people are still carrying around myths and false information [...]

 
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One of CPO’S pet peeves: typos or spelling errors in thank you notes

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate...

Candidates should send a thank you note after an interview.  If the manager does not provide you with his/her direct email address, then send it through the recruiter.  Email is acceptable since it saves trees! Why should you send a thank you letter? Sending thank you letters will make you stand out and also indicates [...]

 
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What does a job title mean to you?

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate...

Just a thought…….How would you like the idea that you could change your job title every 3 to 6 months? Job duties are always growing and evolving so why not let your “title” do the same when it’s time? Why not have the opportunity to change your title to be more meaningful or descriptive of [...]

 
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Chatter…

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Even amidst the talk of company downsizing, outsourcing and of course the depressing housing market, today’s job market in our opinion seems to be strong. The market does not seem to be inundated with employees looking for a job which is always a good sign that a HEADHUNTER is still needed for TOP TALENT! This [...]

 
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HIBERNATION

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate..., For the employer...

Are you in hibernation mode yet still interested in hearing about good solid job openings?  With 20 years in this industry, CPO still finds that many of the best opportunities arise when one is not actually looking.  The recruiter role is to be your eyes and ears and let you know when a position surfaces [...]

 
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Enhance Your Job Search

Posted by cpoblog on October 10, 2011 in For the candidate...

Given the current economic conditions, it’s that much more imperative to enhance your job search so here are a few common sense tips for strategizing: Your resume should outline your experience, education and skill set clearly and effectively.  Have a few resumes targeted towards different types of positions.  A generic resume in today’s competitive marketplace [...]

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