Don’t Stop Believin!

I find myself saying this a lot to those around me, and singing it too…it is such a catchy tune: “The job market is hot, but for whom?” For those who are very experienced, but not in management, they seem to have hit some barriers. They get interviews but don’t end up getting the job. They

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview|0 Comments

What’s up with all the Interview Questions?

Most active job seekers will recall a number of interview instances where they felt stupefied by weird, rude, irrelevant questions asked during interviews. Being a recruiter, I can say that there is, most often, a perfectly reasonable explanation for the questions we ask; that beings said, there are also questions we ask because of obligations

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid After You Graduate

In the recruitment industry, the summer period is closely linked to new graduates who seek to enter the labor market after many years spent on school benches. Some of them already have professional experience, since they held student jobs; while others have chosen to devote 100% of their time to their studies, preferring to gain

Maybe You’re Just Not Interested?

It doesn’t make the headlines, and it isn’t often talked about, but it may have happened to you; maybe you are going through it now. What if you’re just not that interested in a job you have been pursuing? It can happen. Maybe you read a job description that seemed to be exactly what you

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

Presentation is Everything – 8 Tips to Dress for Your Successful Job Interview

You have an interview – time to pull out that cute new mini skirt and tank outfit you got last week. Not so much. Listen, I have a closet full of fun clothes I like to pull out when I want to change up my regular go-to of yoga pants and t-shirts. I try to

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|3 Comments

Prepare Your Interview Kit

Interviewing can be a stressful and scary process. When you start your job hunt, you can lighten a little bit of that stress by preparing yourself an interview kit. What is an interview kit? It’s all the stuff you need for a job interview – the clothes, shoes, spare resumes and something to carry your

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview|0 Comments

Back to Basics: First Impressions

So, you’ve applied for the job, and now you’re waiting to hear back. This can be a testing period in the process, where you anticipate the prospective employer will get in touch, but you are conscious that more hopefuls will be counting on the same. Either way, you need to be prepared for the

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

An Exercise in Strengths

How much do you know about yourself? Do you truly understand your innate talents and abilities that you can leverage not only help you stand out in an interview, but also that will enable you to be successful in the role you are seeking? For the past decade, I have had the pleasure of

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

Yes and No of How to Make Your CV Look Great

When you think about the most important part of applying for a job, you probably think about a curriculum vitae. Your CV is the main reason someone picks up the phone and calls to know more about you. Yet candidates tend to spend very little amount of time writing their resume or CV. To create

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips|0 Comments

Maintaining a Positive Outlook While Searching for a Job

The longer a job search takes, the easier it is to shut down and simply go through the motions. Being out of work can take a toll on your self-esteem yet, while it’s perfectly natural to feel disappointed and discouraged, it is vital to remain positive and engaging in order to make a good

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments