What Interviewers Are Really Looking For?

What Interviewers Are Really Looking For?

You’ve been told for years that exhibiting good posture and maintaining eye contact during an interview will exude confidence and generate a favourable impression. And this is indeed accurate: as a seasoned interviewer, these are certainly behavioural characteristics that I look for during an interview. You’ve also been instructed to dress appropriately and not interrupt…

Job Search Follow Up

Job Search Follow Up

Most job seekers put a great deal of effort into applying for positions and interviewing memorably. But there is another aspect to job hunting that a lot of people neglect: taking time to follow-up properly at each stage of the search. As an applicant for a position, you are being judged for each action that…

Make It Easy For Your References

Preparing Your References

You interviewed like a pro and now the employer is keen to make you a job offer. But first, they’ve asked you to produce a list of references they can contact in order to find out a little more about you. Have you prepped your references well in advance so that they’re ready to speak…

Business Casual: The New Dress Code

Business Casual: The New Dress Code

There was a time when every professional knew you wore a suit on the job and for an interview. One Fortune 500 Company even required prospective employees to wear one when requesting an application. Times have changed. Now, both men and women go to work dressed casually. Today’s question isn’t, “Should I wear black or…

Ten Interview Fashion Blunders

Ten Interview Fashion Blunders

Nowadays, if you were to ask 100 people their opinion about what to wear to an interview, the majority would answer, “Dress on the conservative side.” With that in mind, here are some suggestions on how to avoid fashion blunders.  Clothes should be a part of who you are and should not be noticed. 10…

What to Wear to A Job Interview

What to Wear to A Job Interview

You have a job interview tomorrow. You’ve learned everything about the company, you’re prepared for any questions they ask, and you even arrived a few minutes early. You couldn’t be more ready. But when you stop in the restroom for a last look in the mirror, your mind starts racing: “Am I dressed the way…

5 Steps To Mastering Phone Interviews

5 Steps To Mastering Phone Interviews

Think the interview is the first step to landing your next job? Think again. Most jobs start with a phone call; either with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager—and sometimes, all three. So before you’ve chosen your interview outfit or practiced your handshake, you’ve got to cross the first hurdle: the phone interview. In…