Are You the Best Candidate For the Job? Prove It!

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As a job seeker, you cannot simply walk into a job interview and assume that you have all the skills that the hiring manager is looking for. While you may believe you are a good fit for the job – based on the job description given and your experience – many companies today require candidates to prove… Read more »

Your “Tried-And-True” Interview Questions Might Just be Tired!

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Every hiring manager has a list of interview questions that they lean on when under pressure to select the right candidate. However, this is not always a good way to identify top candidates, because the interview questions are outdated and job seekers have learned to rehearse their answers in response. In other words, your “tried… Read more »

How to Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire

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It would be marvellous if all recruiters had a crystal ball to tell if a candidate might be a potential disaster waiting to happen, or if they were the perfect hire. Spotting a bad hire is not easy. It does take some experience in the area of recruitment to see the signs before making a… Read more »

Job Searching Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore

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No one said it would be easy finding a new job. It takes plenty of effort and a positive attitude. Some experts advise that the job search should be treated like a nine-to-five job, with a regular schedule of certain tasks to be completed each day. This is the most productive ways to find work…. Read more »

Two Great Candidates? How Do You Decide Which One to Hire!?

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Nearly every hiring manager has faced the conundrum of trying to decide between two great candidates for one job. It can be heartbreaking. Yet, time is precious, so one of the candidates needs to move forward while the other is rejected. How can a recruiter make the right decision? If you are faced with this… Read more »

How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Quirky Company Culture

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If you’ve been having trouble finding candidates who stick around, perhaps the company has what’s known as a “quirky” company culture? This is not uncommon as more organizations try to stand out and be unique. Being quirky is not so much the problem as finding employees who can thrive in this type of environment. Some… Read more »

The Real Reasons You’re Not Landing Interviews

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You send off your brand-new cover letter and resume to hundreds of companies, get a few email confirmations, and then…nothing. This is something that many job seekers find highly frustrating. After all, you have the right skills, education, and work experience to qualify for most jobs, right? Hold on. There could be a few simple… Read more »

Ways to Start Preparing the Night before Your Interview

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Congratulations, after months searching for a great job, you’ve finally been asked to come in for an interview at your dream company! This is an exciting time indeed, filled with plenty of anticipation. But you’ve come this far in your job search, and there’s no turning back. You can use this interview to your advantage… Read more »

Can Your Outfit Affect the Outcome of Your Interview?

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Whether you want to believe it or not, your choice of outfits can affect the outcome of your job interview. How? What you wear says a lot about you as a person and as an employee, because people make a lasting impression of you based on appearance. Your interview attire can be part of the… Read more »

Are You Sabotaging Your Career Chances?

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It has been weeks since you’ve heard from any of the companies that you’ve interviewed for. What’s going wrong? Could it be that you’re sabotaging your career chances through your own behaviors? Many job seekers unintentionally make it more difficult on themselves. They may not even realize it. You may find yourself in the same… Read more »