Saying Something Unpleasant About Your Last Employer

Pssst – hey you. Yes, you over there. Looking for a new job? Got some interviews lined up? Prepared to answer questions about why you are looking for a new job? I’ll let you in on a little secret. You ready? Here goes. Do not bad mouth your current or previous company (or manager) when

By |2019-01-09T10:45:53+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Before the Interview, Career Growth, During the Interview|0 Comments

Great Candidates Who Interview Badly

Recruiters often screen candidates who appear to be perfect for a position.  They might have the right skill set, are articulate and well spoken, and interview very well during their initial phone interview.  Then, only to say things during their interview with the hiring manager that virtually eliminates them for any further consideration for a

By |2018-09-14T10:39:16+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: During the Interview|0 Comments

Ghosting a Job Opportunity: Why It Is Never a Good Idea

It is hard to go through career articles and/or LinkedIn feeds without seeing the topic of “Ghosting” come across these days. It has become an epidemic in recruitment as of late. So what exactly is ghosting? Ghosting is when a candidate drops out of the recruitment process. This could be at any phase of the

By |2018-09-12T11:53:39+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Career Growth, During the Interview, Talking to Recruiters|1 Comment

Simple Tips to Prepare for a Video Interview

For those of you who would like for video interviewing to go away, or if you have convinced yourself that it’s just a phase in the world of recruiting, I have some bad news for you – it isn’t going away anytime soon. The benefits to recruiters and companies who use them outweighs your detest

By |2018-08-24T13:04:39+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Internal Career Move, are you Ready for the Interview?

Not all career moves mean a move out of your current organisation. There could be the perfect next step for you, right where you are working now. However, many people make the mistake that they think they are a ‘shoe in’ if they apply for a role within their own organisation, just because they work

Understanding the Behavioral Interview

Almost all large companies now employ what is called Behavioral Interviewing (aka Structured Interviewing), which is a specifically geared question requiring a behaviorally based answer.  What that means, is that employers want you to answer a pointed question such as ‘Tell me about a time when…’ with an answer that is based on the actions

By |2018-08-24T13:05:00+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During the Interview|0 Comments

Three tips to Prevent Stressing out Before the Interview

I get it. Interviews can be stressful. Uncomfortable. Maybe even painful. Most of us don’t tend to look forward to them. Like a lot of things in life, we know we probably need to experience interviews at one point or another, but we wish we didn’t. Before the interview, many of us would like to

By |2018-08-24T13:05:01+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, During 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

Don’t Make These Interview Mistakes

  The interview process can be a bit scary, but staying calm is your best option.  Confidence can be the key to landing that perfect job. Understanding what you should and shouldn’t do during an interview is important. Many interviewees know what to do during an interview, but do you know what not to do?

By |2020-03-02T09:21:29+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: During 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