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A Guide to Video Interviews

Job interviews over video platforms like Skype and FaceTime have become a very common part of job hunting, as they provide the flexibility of a phone call with the benefits of meeting in person. In many ways you should treat these just like any face-to-face interview, but here are some specific tips to help you […]

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Winter Interviews

It won’t be much longer before autumn in the Canadian prairies will come to an inevitable blizzardy close, and we will don our down-filled parkas and woolly accessories. While we love a cozy mitten/toque/scarf set as much as the next person, continental climates pose unique challenges when it comes to job interviews in the winter months.

Here are […]

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7 Tactics To Help You Stand Out During Your Job Search

Today’s job market is fiercely competitive and it can be hard to get noticed in a sea of applications. That said, there are some strategies you can apply to help you break through the noise and land your dream role. We spoke to our team of Recruitment Consultants to gather their 7 best ideas for improving […]

9 Tips To Ace A One-Way Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming an increasingly popular medium for conducting interviews. They can be ran either in real time, a.k.a a live interview, or be recorded with pre-set questions asked, a.k.a a one-way interview. As virtual interviews are relatively new, they still remain a foreign concept to many job seekers. However, their usage is likely to […]

Is Your Hiring Process a Turn-Off?  

We often compare the recruitment process to dating. Two parties, testing the waters, seeing if they should commit to something more long-term. But what happens when things turn sour? The dream date, your favourite candidate, decides to take themselves out of the running. What did you do wrong? Why did they ditch you when you […]

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How to Interview to Find the Best Fit for the Job

After you have narrowed your list of applicants down to the few whose resumes are up to par, it is time to start preparing for interviews. This is one of the most, if not the most critical part of the employee search process, so you should do whatever you can to conduct the best interviews […]

Going for a Job Interview: Old School vs New School

A new year has begun! What better time to dust off those interview skills and take stock of what tactics should be applied in 2014.

 

Just like we did with old and new school resume writing approaches, we’ll walk through the aspects of going for a job interview and compare what traditional and modern techniques you […]

Ask A Recruiter: Top Job Interview Questions Employers Ask

A job seeker wrote in with a question about interviews –

I’m a bit curious.. As recruiters you probably conduct hundreds of interviews, so it had me thinking – are there any common interview questions that people often answer badly? I consider myself a pretty good interviewee but my recent string of rejections had me wondering […]

How to Interview like Google

How many golf balls can fit into an airplane?

How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

These are the kinds of impossible brainteasers that Google’s interview process used to be famous for. But no longer!

 

Laszlo Bock, Google’s Senior VP of People Operations, recently […]

Ask A Recruiter: Answering the Salary Question

A job seeker asks us how to answer the most dreaded interview question –

I have read so much conflicting advice about how to answer the most dreaded interview question – “What salary are you looking for?” Some people suggest avoid saying anything at all until the interviewer says a number first but that seems quite […]

Top 10 Most-Read Job Seeker Blog Posts of 2012

It’s been a big year for The Headhunters Blog and we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular posts of 2012. We’ve been happily doling out advice and tips on everything from how to sanitize your social media presence to what’s the best sport for networking.

 

But topping the list this year (and riding on […]

Handshake 101

It’s one of the first and last impressions you’ll leave with an interviewer so it’s time to revisit one of our favourite topics – The Handshake.

Your handshake says a lot about you, it can exude confidence, enthusiasm, anxiety,  honesty… this list goes on. So what’s your handshake saying about you?

 

The Wet Lettuce: The top of […]

What You Wish You’d Known Before Your Job Interview [INFOGRAPHIC]

We love this infographic from Classes and Careers. It really hammers home the point that personal appearance and being prepared and confident are key to nailing the Perfect Interview!

33 per cent of bosses decide within the first 90 seconds if they will hire someone
Failure to smile and having no knowledge of the company are the most […]

Recruiter Secrets: Profile of the Perfect Interviewee

As recruiters, we have a laundry list of traits we look for in top candidates during an interview. Most of it is determined by the candidate before they even step through our doors.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what we’re really critiquing you on when we meet face-to-face? Well, today is your lucky day. We […]