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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…

Rescuing Resume Bullets from Mediocrity

By Stephanie Clark. We’re into snappy tweets and pithy memes. A resume may cause reader’s fatigue when overly explanatory, but may fail to impress when too short.  What is the professional resume writer to do? Optimizing Point-Form Content The resume is mainly constructed of point-form writing, a list of bullets with each one ideally making…

Coach for a Confident Interview: Here’s How

By Stephanie Clark. The interview is not well understood. Few job seekers, in my opinion, realize that they can enhance their interview skills 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 is…

Interview Practice: A Perfect Summer Activity

By Lori Jazvac. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to supplement your client’s resume 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…