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 [...]

20 12, 2010

Coming to a Potential Employers’ Office Unannounced

December 20, 2010|appointement, job seeker, looking for a job, potential employer|

Despite our many years in recruitment, it never fails to surprise us when the receptionist calls to let us know that there is someone to see us without an appointment. What does it mean when a job seeker shows up at reception without a scheduled meeting? Interestingly, many candidates think that it is a sign [...]

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 [...]