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Interview Questions

Helping Clients Handle Inappropriate Interview Questions

The interview is going along smoothly and your client is feeling confident. Suddenly, he is caught off guard by a blatantly offensive, discriminatory, or illegal question. He is being asked to disclose information that has no relevance whatsoever to the position for which he is applying. Somehow, your client must display professionalism in dealing with this…
Job Search Ghosting

Ghosting During a Job Search: How to Help Clients

It happens to many. You reach out to someone and you are awaiting a response. The response doesn’t come and suddenly you realize that your email has gone into cyberspace. This is often due to a common phenomenon — ghosting. Ghosting happens when someone ends a relationship without communicating officially that it’s over. And, this doesn’t…

The Art of Cracking the Interview: A Job Seeker’s Story

By Amit Kalra, Guest Contributor. Until a few months back, the behavioural interview process had proved to be the Achilles’ heel in my professional journey. Being an immigrant to Canada, and new to the process of job hunting in North America, I couldn’t manage to figure out exactly what the hiring managers wanted from me.…

Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation

By Lori Jazvac. Sometimes, attending an interview can seem like being put under a microscope. For many jobseekers, the experience can produce sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and even feelings of anxiety and fear. It may be helpful for clients to remember that they are also interviewing the employer to determine if there is a…

20 Ways a Simple “Thank You” Can Transform Your Career

By Sharon Graham. When it comes to your career, saying “thank you” is much more than good manners. This simple act of showing gratitude has the potential to transform the trajectory of your career. It is true that saying thank you can improve your career opportunities because it changes the way people perceive you. Just…

Recruiters: Do You Look Beyond the Job Posting?

By Tallys Moreth.  One of the most challenging elements in the hiring process is the creation of a good job posting. Although seemingly a simple thing, if not done well a job posting may turn off potentially great job-seeking candidates. Instead of attracting candidates, the job advertisement may instead form an unintentional barrier between the…