Job interviews

Woman texting during an interview

This just in: there is a huge disconnect between Millennials & employers

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 3, 2015 09:51 pm

Our Workopolis survey of hiring managers shows a full third of Millennials are totally out of touch with what employers think is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

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The real reason you didn't get the job

The real reason you didn’t get the job (that nobody will ever tell you)

Peter Harris| Mar 2, 2015 12:54 pm

Here are a few common examples of employer biases and behind-the-scenes snafus that could prevent you from getting hired, without you ever knowing what actually went wrong with your candidacy.

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Young man texting during a meeting

One third of Millennials think it’s OK to text during the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 24, 2015 07:38 pm

New report suggests Millennials have some pretty alarming ideas when it comes to job interviews. A full third think it’s OK to text during the interview. What else do they think is OK?

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Woman looking thoughtful and happy

What employers are really trying to find out about you in job interviews

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 20, 2015 09:56 pm

There is a standard set of questions hiring managers ask in job interviews. But here’s what they’re really trying to find out.

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The rudest rejection letter ever?

Insult to injury: The worst candidate rejection letter ever?

Peter Harris| Feb 13, 2015 10:12 pm

Most job seekers agree that one of the biggest breaches of etiquette that employers commit is in not replying to them at all after job interviews. Nope. This is way worse.

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Woman with coffee

Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 11, 2015 08:48 pm

Job interview time! You got your light reading material for the commute, your snack, your coffee, your mom. All set, right? Wrong.

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Hiring manager shares her perspective step-by-step through a job interview

Who gets hired: Hiring manager shares her perspective on every step of a job interview

Colleen Clarke| Feb 5, 2015 05:22 pm

Human Resources consultant who has interviewed hundreds of candidates gives the inside scoop on how most encounters look from the hiring manager’s side of the desk. Here’s what this can mean for candidates.

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Woman in a job interview

The three worst questions to ask in a job interview and what to ask instead

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 4, 2015 08:34 pm

You must ask questions in a job interview, but not just any questions. Here are three you shouldn’t ask and three to ask instead.

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How to ace the most common job interview questions

Ten questions you are sure to be asked in every job interview (and how to answer them)

Peter Harris| Jan 19, 2015 10:02 pm

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to ace your next job interview if you knew what the employer was going to ask you in advance? We thought so too. So here is your cheat sheet for the questions that always come up.

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Man telling a story with two women listening

Things every job seeker and professional should know: how to tell a story

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 8, 2015 07:07 pm

Career and networking experts talk a lot about the value of listening. At the other end of the spectrum, though, is another important skill: the ability to tell a story.

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