Category: Tips for Job Seekers

How to Answer the Top 10 Interview Questions

We all know that good preparation is the key to success at interview. One aspect of this is thinking through the type of questions you are likely to be asked and having a killer answer up your sleeve. To get you started, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most common questions asked…

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Should I Lie on My Résume?

As a professional resume writer, HR manager and career coach for over 10 years, I have come across this controversial issue more times than I can count. Let’s say you have been actively pursuing employment for over a year and keep being told you’re over qualified by recruiters, so you start thinking to yourself, “maybe…

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What are the top 8 biggest interview blunders you could ever make?

No one likes being taken off-guard. When it comes to preparing for an interview, we all do what it takes in advance to be as ready as we can. We research the company, we (hopefully) dress to impress and fundamentally, we go in there guns blazing and super confident. So what happens when, despite all your preparations,…

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Dressing the Part: Four Simple Tips

Whether you’re seeking a career in accounting, or perhaps even a position within the IT industry, dressing the part for the job can make or break your interview. After all, considering that the first thing the interviewer will notice is your appearance, this often will greatly affect their initial impression of you. So why not…

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Advice for Graduates: Advancing in the Workplace

“What’s the best way to get ahead once I am working? Is there a way to ensure I can advance?” Students majoring in accounting and hoping to pursue an accounting designation have a very clear program to follow, in terms of the post grad process. In addition, each accounting body sets clear guidelines for the…

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You Deserve a Vacation

Working to the utmost of your ability is extremely important to your success as a recruiter; however, allowing yourself a break once in a while is equally as important. One thing that every recruiter needs to remember is that when you work hard, you have to play hard. We can vouch for this! I’ve met…

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Personal Branding

The concept of personal branding was originally formulated by Tom Peters in 1997. However, it is only in recent years that its application has proven effective for job seekers. Dan Schawbel, a guru within this discipline, states that “personal branding, by definition, is the process of marketing ourselves” (source). While reading his definition, I was…

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Social Media: A Tool for Recruiting

There are plenty of sites—like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter—that are said to be used for recruiting purposes. But the question I find myself asking is how can I go about utilizing these sites to expand our network and growth? After some research and experimentation, I thought I would lay it out straight and simple. Here…

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Let’s be honest, many recruiters are bottom feeders; they speak at you, sounding like they are reading from a script, and worse yet, they really don’t care about your career aspirations! The best recruiter out there will take an interest in you, understand what is important to you, know your career aspirations and want to…

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