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 [...]

13 05, 2013

Social Media & Your Job Search – Please Don’t Post That Party Pic

May 13, 2013|applying for a job, branding yourself, corporate culture, CV blunders, how to write a resume, inappropriate questions, including hobbies on CV, job search, job search, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, online presence, social media, social media and HR|

There’s no doubt about it, these days we all spend a decent amount of our time on social networks.  Whether it’s checking out the latest viral video on YouTube, confirming our attendance to a friend’s birthday party on Facebook or searching for a new recipe on Pinterest – it’s become an everyday occurrence in our [...]

17 12, 2012

You are the 20th Recruiter to call me!

December 17, 2012|applying for a job, basics of professional courtesy, dealing with headhunters, how to work with recruiters, inappropriate questions, job search advice, lack of motivation, practical tips, recruitment|

One of our recruiters just got off the phone with a candidate who left the impression of being both conceited and arrogant. Perhaps it was not his intention to be rude, but when you start the conversation by sighing and saying, “you are the 20th Recruiter to call me,” you are bound to come off as [...]