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 [...]

2 12, 2011

Don’t play games – just be honest!

December 2, 2011|dealing with headhunters, looking for a job, recruitment|

The bottom line of everything I am about to write can be summarized with the following: If you are interested in a job and hope to be selected out of all the candidates in the running – show it, be upfront, don’t hide your enthusiasm and stop playing “Mr. (Ms) Cool”.As a headhunter, I obviously [...]

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 [...]