Job interviews

Chihuahua in a bag

Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 08:48 am

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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Intense gaze at a challenging job interview

Subtle job interview red flags that employers notice

Peter Harris| October 1, 2015 10:16 am

Seasoned job interviewers can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. Here are the hidden cues they notice.

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Five ways that a job interview is not at all like a date [Video]

Workopolis| September 25, 2015 04:12 pm

Career advisers often suggest that you treat your job interview like a date – and that you ‘seduce’ your employer. Workopolis respectfully disagrees. A job interview isn’t like a date at all. Here’s why.

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Two people across a table at a job interview

From first impression to follow-up: Hiring manager shares her perspective on every step of a job interview

Colleen Clarke| September 18, 2015 12:22 pm

HR professional who has interviewed hundreds of candidates gives the inside scoop on how most encounters look from the hiring side of the desk.

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Unhappy workers at a company performing poorly

Warning signs: How to spot a bad company culture right from the interview

Peter Harris| September 16, 2015 09:21 am

Working in a toxic environment is not just bad for your career potential, it can also take a huge toll on your mental and even physical health. Here are some signs of a noxious workplace to avoid.

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Two women in a cafe having a job interview

Three stories you must prepare before the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 04:58 pm

You will be asked behavioural questions in any interview. Prepare these three stories and you can probably answer them all.

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Interviewer shows tablet to job seeker, scrutinizes his reaction

What employers are really judging you on in job interviews

Peter Harris| September 15, 2015 10:08 am

Wondering what employers really want to see from the top candidates that they interview? It’s probably not what you think. Here’s how to demonstrate the qualities that get one person chosen over another.

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How to demonstrate the most sought-after skill by employers in job interviews [Video]

Workopolis| August 31, 2015 01:16 pm

In Canadian online job ads, “Communications” is the single most requested skillset by employers. But that is a broad term. What does it mean, and how can you highlight it in an interview?

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[Video] The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 03:32 pm

In this video one unscrupulous employer lies to the candidate he is interviewing and then turns to the camera to explain the truth behind the fabrication.

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A group of confused looking employers

Your employer translator: Here’s what they really mean when they say what they say

Peter Harris| August 21, 2015 02:01 pm

Want to ace your next job interview? Try this strategy: don’t answer the questions that you are asked. Instead, answer what they really want to know (but aren’t saying).

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