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DURING THE INTERVIEW

Congratulations, you got the interview! Now what? Click on the links below to read about key things you should do (and not do) during your interview. From the initial handshake to thanking your interviewer at the end of your meeting, the details are important. Prepare for your interview ahead of time, and good luck!

How Not to Be Knocked out by Tough Interview Questions

By | August 1st, 2016|

Perfect job history is like a unicorn, it doesn’t exist. Why not? Because life is nothing like a fairy tale and every single

Knock, Knock….or The Disputable Virtue of Telling Jokes at a Job Interview

By | June 3rd, 2016|

I love people with a sense of humor, and personally I prefer to hear a bad joke rather than no joke. Joking always

An interview is a two-way street – a polite street, with traffic rules

By | May 27th, 2016|

As an interviewee, please remember you have the full right to take control of the interview and make sure your side of the

The Importance of Body Language in an Interview

By | April 8th, 2016|

Preparing good answers for common interview questions is a great way to appear qualified and confident. For most interviews, it is crucial to

Don’t let the stress take over!

By | March 4th, 2016|

The Mental Health Commission of Canada provides the following definition, which can serve as a goal for employers: "Mental health is a state

Empowering People – People aren’t Candidates…They are People

By | February 19th, 2016|

As I celebrate my 13th year in the Talent Acquisition Industry, beginning in 2003 as a middle aged professional who relied on candidates to educate me on what it was that they actually did to the present day as a middle aged professional who seeks talented individuals and spends time learning about them as people, I just feel like I have a sunrise and sunset in the work that I do. Along the way, through my “agency” experiences, my “HR Consulting” experiences, and my “sales” experiences as a professional, I have met many wonderfully talented people, learned about the “Heinz 57” iterations of business models, and looking upon my career to date, I can honestly say that the best experience I have had over the entire 13 years is the focusing of my work on how I wanted others to remember me. I have always focused on treating another as “thy neighbor”.

Dress NOT to impress others. Dress to impress yourself – 4 Tips.

By | February 5th, 2016|

You have heard the saying “dress to impress.” I agree with this statement to a certain extent. After all, first impressions do count

Being Professional and Flexible Through The Hiring Process

By | January 22nd, 2016|

When it comes to hiring, a good employer will always have a solid process in place around engaging, and disengaging you as an applicant for a job. Among other reasons, such a process is in place to ensure you have a positive experience as a candidate.

How to find the Best Fit? Get an Insight into your Candidates’ Personality!

By | October 16th, 2015|

Psychology has been my passion for years and I have had many chances to see how strongly this whole domain influences recruitment processes. Since I started my career in sourcing and recruiting, I have learned that a huge part of how successful and efficient your recruiting strategy will be depends on how good you are at reading candidate’s personality. It’s all about temperament – a configuration of various traits, such as communication habits, ingrown patterns of behaviour, sets of values, attitudes and talents. We can also mention personal needs, the types of input that people provide in their surrounding workplace, as well as the roles they have in society.

#TMI (Too Much Information)

By | September 25th, 2015|

Every day we get through a pile of resumes, cover letters, and email messages from candidates, and although I have been in the recruitment field for quite some time, I still get surprised how much and what kind of information the candidates tend to include in their resumes and how willing they are to reveal their personal details. Marital status, family members names, number of children, religious beliefs, political affiliation, ethnicity, all find their way into the pages of the resume. I cannot help but wonder about the reasons for people to be so willing to share their lives and privacy without any filters. Recruiters are not IRS or any government officers who may want to know you that well, all they do is determine whether you are a good fit for a job or not. In fact, it is illegal for any employer to ask for these personal details.

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