Job interviews

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The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris| July 30, 2015 02:21 pm


It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
Confident candidate at a job interview

Five easy ways to overcome job interview anxiety

Peter Harris| July 28, 2015 01:44 pm


Since seeming competent and confident are the keys to winning the day, here are some straightforward ways to combat job interview jitters.



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Handshake at a successful job interview

The four most common job interview questions (that candidates almost always get wrong)

Peter Harris| July 22, 2015 06:45 pm


Earlier this year, we surveyed Canadians about their most dreaded job interview questions. It turns out, most people are afraid of the wrong ones.



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Young woman working in a retail store

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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