Ask These Questions Before Accepting That Job Offer

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition When times are challenging, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll take any job you can get. However, it’s generally wise to be prudent. Accepting a job offer can alter the course of your life. You may have to move to a new city and adapt to a […]

Look Professional in Meetings

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition There are millions of formal business meetings each day in Canada and the United States. That time around the conference table can be a waste of time or you can turn it into your opportunity to shine. When you learn how to look professional in management forums and […]

Top 10 Job Search Tips for 2016 Graduates

Top 10 Job Search Tips for 2016 Graduates

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Getting your first job in your chosen career is the hardest. You lack relevant experience and interview skills. Employers view you as part-child. Plus, there’s a lot of competition because of all the others who have just graduated. However, this competition is ill-prepared for finding a job. Knowledge […]

5 Tips to Get the Salary You Deserve

5 Tips to Get the Salary You Deserve

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Do you feel that you’re underpaid and under appreciated at work? Staying in a position that you feel doesn’t pay what you deserve is a career mistake. It’s important to your financial future to take action to bring this issue to the attention of your employer and get […]

The Interviewer Asks: "Tell Me About Yourself"

The Interviewer Asks: “Tell Me About Yourself”

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition “Tell me about yourself,” is often one of the first questions you hear at a job interview. The hiring manager may be stalling because they haven’t had time to study your resume OR they may realize that open-ended questions are an effective way to identify candidates who can […]

Negotiate a Job Offer for Maximum Financial Benefit

Negotiate a Job Offer for Maximum Financial Benefit

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Getting any job offer is an exciting time. A new job can change your life and your circumstances. Whether it’s your first job out of college, your first management position, or your first executive role, you’re entitled to be excited. However, the process isn’t completed yet. Negotiating your […]

How to Handle 4 Tough Job Interview Questions

How to Handle 4 Tough Job Interview Questions

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Congratulations on landing an interview for your dream job! It’s time to let your potential employer know why you’re an outstanding candidate by finessing some tough, but typical, interview questions. Describing Your Setbacks or Weaknesses While you’re trying to impress the interviewer with your strengths, they’ll naturally want […]

8 Mistakes Could Derail Your Career

8 Mistakes Could Derail Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Your career doesn’t manage itself. Even if you’re a superstar at work, it’s possible to make mistakes that could harm, or even end, your career. You spend a lot of time at work. It would be a shame to undo all of your effort by making one of […]

12 Smart Ways to Master the Video Interview

Video interviewing is becoming more and more en vogue as hiring managers, recruiters, and employers alike appreciate the opportunity to “meet” a job candidate earlier on in the interview process and get a more personal feel for how candidates present and carry themselves.  But not everyone is as comfortable, confident, and natural on video as […]

Interview Tips 101

After many years in the Recruiting business, our specialists really have seen it all in interviews.  There are many factors affecting the final hire.  While candidates can’t influence the job’s required skills or experience level, there is a great deal they can affect. Based on our experience, we offer the following interview tips and suggestions […]