Energy, Effort & Enthusiasm

The three greatest qualities that will set you apart from your competition. Be enthusiastic about the position, even the chance to meet the interviewers and have a great conversation. Effort is something you harness before the interview. ✨ Know the company inside out,...

What is your greatest strength? Part 2

Yesterday I addressed the infamous ‘ greatest strength’ question. My approach to this question was concerning personal attributes rather than particular skills that would pertain to the job in question. It is important to strike a balance between personal...

What is your greatest strength?

Another cliched but popular question among hiring managers… It is a great question to be asked, it is predictable and is one of the standard value proposition questions. Tips 🤺 What do you consider are your top 5 strengths? Form the answer around these but hone...

What is your greatest weakness?

Cliched – Yes Is it still asked? – You bet it is. Perhaps more by non-HR folks, but it still gets rolled out. I love this question. I have the same approach to any question that may be cliched but is generally asked, there is no excuse not to be prepared...

Break / absence in the Resume? Part 2

Three weeks ago i wrote about having a break in your resume from the context of taking a year off to pursue an entrepeneurial endeavour. There are of course other reasons why people decide to take a break: Rear childrenLook after a loved one in ill healthDealing with...

Great tips from a master.

I am a big fan of Conor Neill. He is likeable, interesting, knowledgeable and full of great tips on how to get better. I stumbled across these videos two years when seeking guidance on public speaking. The lessons contained in these videos are relevent to...

Key tips to a successful Interview

Practice is paramount, more on that later, but what else really matters: Body language (addressed previously) https://theinterview.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=476&action=edit Practice pauses, silence is golden (FAR better than filler words)Avoid fillers – Um,...

How to get the job?

Context is vitally important for anyone, as is framing a given situation. I touched on framing the interview in a previous post see link here – addressing nerves This is something each person should be acutely aware of. So how does one get the job? Impress both...