Job interviews

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How to answer retail job interview questions

Colleen Clarke| July 3, 2015 10:04 am

You have to start your working life with a job in retail. The hours are flexible, the mall is near your home, and the people-watching is hot. There’s just one problem. First you have to pass the retail job interview. Here are some tips.

Category: Career profiles, Job interviews
Suspicious-looking employer

The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| June 22, 2015 09:48 am

There is no shortage of people who will advise you to be scrupulously honest on your resume and to always tell the truth to employers. So how come they’re allowed to lie to you?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
woman looking disappointed

Eight ways to blow a job interview before you even answer the first question

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 16, 2015 02:55 pm

You can blow your chances of getting the job right off the bat – sometimes before you even open your mouth to answer the first question. Here are 8 ways to do that.

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Successful job interview handshake

Study: How quickly do interviewers really make decisions?

Peter Harris| June 15, 2015 04:28 pm

New research reveals how employers make decisions about candidates, and what you can learn from the length of your job interview.

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Job interview in a cafe

Five questions that employers want answers to – that they won’t ask

Colleen Clarke| June 15, 2015 11:59 am

There are really only five questions an employer wants answers to in a job interview – but they aren’t likely to come right out and ask them.

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Tara Talbot

The one question I always ask candidates in job interviews

Workopolis| June 8, 2015 03:04 pm

Workopolis Vice President of Human Resources, Tara Talbot, shares the one question that she asks every candidate that she interviews for a job.

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What employers think you are lying about

The most common lies in Canadian resumes (and what you should actually lie about instead)

Peter Harris| June 8, 2015 11:27 am

We asked Canadian recruiters what they find to be the most common lies and exaggerations in resumes. Here’s what they told us – along with the lies that they will never check.

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Two men in a meeting setting

One message you must convey in every job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 29, 2015 10:53 am

There are a lot of things you need to get across in the job interview — that you can do the job, that you want the job, that you are trustworthy. But there’s one message many of us might forget to send the hiring manager, and it is perhaps the most important message of all.

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A job interview not going that well

Eight signs that your job interview isn’t going very well (and how you can turn it around)

Peter Harris| May 28, 2015 08:28 am

Waiting to hear how you did in a job interview can be the worst. If only you knew what the employer was thinking. Here some telltale signs that can give you a preview.

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HR Survey: Why qualified people don't get hired

HR Survey: 10 reasons why qualified candidates don’t get hired for the job

Peter Harris| May 23, 2015 09:16 am

In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate, but it often doesn’t. A panel of recruiters and hiring managers share the most common candidate red flags and applicant behaviours that will keep them from hiring someone.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies