1 08, 2013

Interviewing: Bring your own questions to the table

August 1, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interviewing, job search advice, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer|

Many people imagine the interview as a barrage of questions coming from only one person - the interviewer. However, your next experience doesn't have to be like that and, in fact, it shouldn't! In addition to being prepared to think on your feet while answering the interviewer's questions, you should also bring your own inquisitiveness [...]

26 06, 2013

The Definition of an Interview

June 26, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interview stories, interviewing, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting time, meeting with a recruiter, networking, potential employer, practical tips|

in-ter-view (n): A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant. mon-o-logue (n):  The Greek root word monologos translates to “speaking alone,” and that is a monologue: one person doing all the talking. Some people talk forever in a constant monologue, never letting you speak. If two people talk [...]

17 05, 2013

Punctuality – at the top of interview etiquette!

May 17, 2013|answering interview questions, applying for a job, appointement, how to find a job, interviewing, job opportunity, job search, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer, practical tips|

  Preparing for an interview is key and punctuality should be at the top of the list. Being punctual says a lot about a person. It demonstrates that you are dependable, professional, serious and respectful of other people’s time. Whether you are commuting by public transit or driving to your interview, you should always research [...]

21 12, 2010

What Not to Wear (to a job interview, of course)!

December 21, 2010|business attire, dressing for interview, interviewing, looking for a job, Monster.ca, professional dress code, what not to wear, what to wear to an office|

Quite honestly, I never thought that there were many options as to what one should wear to a job interview. However, I stumbled upon an article on Monster.ca that made me realize that there were multiple possibilities suggested to job seekers. Surprising! First of all, let me share my advice. If you are aiming to [...]

8 12, 2010

An aggressive candidate or a nervous job seeker?

December 8, 2010|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interviewing, job seeker, looking for a job, potential employer, soft skills|

  Earlier today, I was reading a how-to book for hiring managers and recruiters, and it brought me back to a situation I had encountered in one of my previous jobs. The chapter I was reading discussed ways of dealing with an aggressive interviewee and suggested that a hiring manager should not automatically discard such [...]