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 [...]

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 [...]

12 07, 2012

My Love Affair…with Recruitment

July 12, 2012|applying for a job, canadian recruitment, dealing with headhunters, find a better job, headhunting, how to work with recruiters, interview stories, job search advice, meeting with a recruiter, Montreal headhunters, Montreal recruitment, potential employer, practical tips, recruitment, recruitment industry, soft skills, unhappiness at work|

Our last blog post made me stop and think – why is it that I am so passionate about Recruitment? What is it about this field that motivates me more and more with every passing year? Why is it that I would not leave this industry, no matter how sweet a potential offer? Everyone’s experience [...]

19 01, 2011

Should you “dumb down” your CV?

January 19, 2011|looking for a part-time job, practical tips, resume writing|

A loyal reader asks: “I'm looking for part-time opportunities and I'm facing the dilemma of dumbing down my resume to not appear over qualified yet at the same time I would like to show any potential employer that I have what it takes to fulfill that position and maybe even more. What do you think?”Great [...]