Job interviews

Video - The lies employers most often tell

[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.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
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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11 smart questions to ask your interviewer

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 10, 2015 04:32 pm

Don’t get stumped when the interviewer asks “Do you have any questions for me?” Come prepared with these.

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Asian woman looking concerned

Ten ways you’re sabotaging your own job search without knowing it

Peter Harris| August 6, 2015 12:24 pm

Your chances of landing the job are greatly increased if you and your potential employer hit it off. Here’s how many people make sure that there’s no chance of that.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies
Professional handshake in a blurry crowd

Hiring managers reveal the qualities that make candidates stand out

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 4, 2015 09:05 am

Standing out in the job search can be hard. We asked hiring managers what causes a candidate to grab their attention and stay top of mind. Here’s what they told us.

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A young man on a park bench

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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Man interviewing for a job

The one word that can basically ruin your credibility

Peter Harris| July 25, 2015 11:45 am

There’s one word that you can say in a job interview that can completely undercut the believability of everything you’ve listed in your resume. Don’t let this one fairly common expression wreck your chances.

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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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Smiling woman at her retail job

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.

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