Aug 6 2012

Next time you write an email subject line, think twice about the words you’re using.   Loading your message with words such as “confirm,” “join,” “press,” or “invite” is not a good idea if you want a response, says data from Baydin, the makers of email plugin Boomerang. View Details

Jul 31 2012

Canadian HR professionals appreciate receiving thank-you notes from potential candidates after an interview, according to a recent survey by Accountemps.   Two-thirds (66 per cent) of the 150 HR managers surveyed said it’s helpful for applicants to send a thank-you following an interview. Respondents cited email (67 per cent) and handwritten notes (48 per cent) as the most appropriate ways to thank employers. View Details

Jul 29 2012

These interview questions are used by permission from :  1. Tell me about a time when you were a member of a great team. What role did you play in making the team great? 2. Tell me about a time when you were given a task to accomplish without any direction. 3. Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone you did not get along with. 4. View Details

Jul 29 2012

You landed the interview, and as far as you’re concerned? You nailed that sucker.   Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work.   She said, “Keep in touch! ”  Awesome. But a couple of weeks have gone by and nothing’s happened. So what do you do now? View Details

Jul 28 2012

Many people associate selling with pushy sales people who don’t listen to your objections and try to force you into parting with your money for a product or service that you don’t want. However, knowing how to sell yourself is a vital tool for effective career management. The process starts with your CV or resume, in addition to interviews, internal meetings and networking events. View Details

Jul 27 2012

If you’ve ever hired anyone for a job, you understand a whole new perspective on what makes an applicant stand out—and what makes you toss an application to the bin.   Fair or not, blogger, consultant, and hirer Patrick Zaharoff discusses honestly the mistakes that can ruin your chances with a potential employer.   I will be very honest with you in this post. View Details

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