When working on résumés and cover letters, most individuals find it difficult to categorize the skills they have acquired. Appropriate skills to add to a résumé can come from a variety of sources – paid employment, volunteering and even hobbies can provide excellent skill base opportunities. Employers look for a variety of skills, and typically want a moreContinue reading “Categorizing Your Skills”
There is a common misconception that many unemployed people do not want to work, or that they are waiting for THE PERFECT JOB to fall into their laps. The reality is, many Canadians are currently seeking employment – and most are doing what they can to find it. In today’s employment climate, one needs to ensureContinue reading “Are You Doing All You Can In Your Job Search?”
Changing careers can be a stressful event for a variety of reasons. One may not have a choice in their job change because of downsizing, or their industry becoming obsolete. One may no longer be able to continue in their industry because of an accident or health reasons. The reality is, that most of us will have toContinue reading “A Roll of the Dice – Changing Careers”
Termination from employment is often shocking to employees, and creates its own set of personal issues. Beyond the personal ramifications, termination can also shed a poor light on an interview. Depending on the circumstances and length of service, loss of references and recommendations can be devastating.
Before any interviewer has had a chance to ask any questions, they have already made judgements toward your suitability for their environment. By being mindful of your first impression, you can use it to your advantage!