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How to get interview feedback

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​Click the image above to watch Recruiting in Motion – Ottawa’s Sari Cantor on CTV Morning Live OttawaWe’ve all been there. You leave an interview feeling great, expecting that offer to come in the near future, and you’re met with disappointment when you don’t actually land the job. Although it might be tempting to ask why you didn’t get it, most interviewers will be reluctant to share that information with job candidates. However, understanding your strengths and weaknesses in interview techniques is incredibly important for your job searching process. Here are some tips for seeking out interview feedback:1. ​Practice makes perfect ​Conducting…

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Parents Coming Back to the Workforce

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Being a parent is certainly a full-time, 24-hour and endlessly rewarding job. But there comes a time when many parents make the seemingly daunting transition back into the workforce, following some time off. After stepping away from your career, it can be difficult to get back into the habit of your daily working life, similar to your day-to-day work before having your child. No matter what your desired job looks like, every parent can work towards a fulfilling career, as well as a fulfilling personal life.Here are 5 tips for reintegrating back into the workforce1. Asses your prioritiesOnce you become…

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Job Hunting While You’re Employed

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It might be an awkward situation, but most of us will likely experience job searching while employed at least once in his or her career. Although it can be tricky, we have some tips to make it easier:1. Don’t talk about your intentions with your coworkers  You might have a good relationship with your colleagues but you definitely don’t want to openly discuss your job search. If you start talking about your new employment prospects, there’s no telling how far the information will spread and where it will end up. No matter how close you are, it’s best to wait…

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How to prepare for a phone interview

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As far as interviews go, it’s always best to go through the process face-to-face. Given today’s technology and the prevalence of remote work opportunities, there may be an occasion where you need to have a phone interview. A hiring manager might even want to conduct a preliminary interview over the phone before they bring you into the office. If you find yourself in this position, here are some things to keep in mind before you hop on the call:1. Know the job description  Make sure you have a solid understanding of the position so you can confidently identify why you’re…

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How to follow up after a job interview

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The job interview is a crucial parts of the hiring process, it’s when hiring managers really start to narrow down their search for the ideal candidate. Once you’ve had the interview and you feel that the interview went well, how you follow up can have an impact on you being considered as a finalist in the interview process. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re following up after a job interview:1. The thank you  It’s nice to send a quick thank you note to the interviewer(s) shortly after you leave the meeting. Keep it concise and professional;…

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