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Interview Practice: A Perfect Summer Activity

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to supplement your client’s résumé package with interview role-play sessions. Interview practice now will position your client to secure a rewarding role in the fall. While there are different styles of interviewing, behavioural or situational interviews are quite common. They are actually designed to elicit…
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Coach for a Confident Interview: Here’s How

The interview is not well understood. Few job seekers, in my opinion, realize that they can enhance their interview skills and boost their confidence without joining Toastmasters. That level of accomplished public speaking is beyond most of us. Besides, it does not reflect the interview at all, which is a conversation, not a speech, and…
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Informational Interviews: A Valuable Networking Tool for Career Transitions

When a client starts experiencing increasingly demanding employer expectations, the decision to leave may seem like a rational choice. A career change can fuel one’s passion, maintain work-life balance, and enable a client to get off the beaten path. But wait! A quick move may not prove to be the best option. Remind your client to…
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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…
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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.…