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9 Steps To Quitting Your “Have To Have” Job And Pursuing Your Dream

Posted by cpoblog on December 15, 2011 in For the candidate...

How many of us have dreamed of leaving our current jobs to do what we really want to do? And yet, not many of us have actually left the safety of what we do daily unless forced out by layoffs and downsizing. Why is that? I would argue it’s due to one or more of [...]

 
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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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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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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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INTERVIEWING TIPS

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

The following are some suggestions considering most individuals don’t conduct interviews too often.   We suggest business attire unless client requests otherwise – minimum of a sport coat, suit if you prefer. If they haven’t suggested casual, let’s stick with business.   Allow 20-30 minutes extra for travel (depending on distance) and 10 minutes to [...]

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