Just Why Do Employers Do a Background Check?

  So Just Why Do Employers Do a Background Check? Preemployment background checks are becoming increasingly prevalent in the work place as the majority of new hires are now prescreened.  You may ask yourself, why is this necessary and how does it affect me as a job seeker?  The reality is that when you are

By |2020-02-12T12:47:25+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Accepting The Offer, After the Interview|0 Comments

Raise your profile – get noticed at work!

Do you sometimes find that you have been in an organisation or a role for a while and you feel like you just aren’t being recognised for the work that you do at work? Sometimes, there are opportunities that pass you by because people don’t know your capability, or you might be passed up to

How to Handle a Planned Vacation When Looking For a New Job

So, you’ve decided that now is the right time to look for your next opportunity. You’ve done all the right and responsible things - updated your resume, filled out applications, did some research on other companies, networked with some good leads. But, hold up, how could you forget? There is that great (and already paid

What Can You Really Learn from Rejection?

It's never easy to face rejection, but is it always need to be a bad thing? There's always something you can learn from those harsh words - knowledge, difficult to get when you are talking to your friends or family or even coworkers. Honest feedback is a rare commodity and it is a great opportunity

By |2018-08-24T13:04:43+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: After the Interview|0 Comments

How to Turn Down the Job After You’ve Accepted the Offer

Mostly, the current job seeker doesn’t put all of their eggs in one basket, rather they apply for many similar positions available on the market. What if, at some point of the recruitment process, you decide you are no longer interested? Should you inform the recruiter even if you didn’t receive job offer yet, or

By |2018-08-24T13:04:59+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Accepting The Offer, After the Interview|0 Comments

Common – and Uncommon – Courtesy in the Hiring Process

Displaying common courtesy, having good manners, being polite, and treating others as you would like to be treated, are all ways of saying we should be nice to our fellow human beings.  Saying please and thank you goes a long way, as does holding doors open for others.  Courtesy can also mean greeting others warmly

By |2018-08-24T13:05:03+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Before the Interview, During the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

The Interview Isn’t Over Until You Follow-Up

You recently participated in an interview. You put your best foot forward, and you are happy with your chances of getting the job. Now you are looking for a way to solidify your position. Perhaps you are also looking for the best way to stay professional and portray yourself in a positive light so that

By |2020-03-02T16:14:23+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview|0 Comments

7 Job Searching Etiquette Tips to Help You Land Your Next Job

When you’re in the market for a new job, the first steps in the process we usually think of are updating our resume and LinkedIn profile, what job board sites we’ll target, and preparing for interviews that we’ll hopefully be on soon. These are all necessary and important things to consider. But I think

By |2020-03-02T09:26:02+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Hurry Up and Wait: After the Job Interview, Now What?

It finally happened. You got called for that dream interview for that next vital step in your career. Or, maybe it is just a job, but like many people, you need the work. You complete the interview process and walk away with a great sense of accomplishment – you feel like you will have a

By |2018-08-24T13:05:20+00:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: After the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|2 Comments