interview tips

How to Ace Behavioural Interviews

The Headhunters hosted a webinar with guest speaker Angela Champ on How to Ace Behavioural Interviews. If you’ve ever been in a job interview where you were asked questions that started with, “Tell me about a time when…” then you’ve experienced a behavioural interview. If you’re not used to this style of interview, [...]

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Five Answers: ‘What Would You Like To Improve About Yourself?’

Five Answers: 'What Would You Like To Improve About Yourself?' Some “stock” interview questions are relatively easy to prepare for and provide with you an opportunity to highlight your value as an employee. Nevertheless, as an interviewee, you should also be prepared for those stock questions that trip-up even the most qualified candidates. “What would [...]

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Five Interview Questions That Might Scare You

There’s an urban legend that Microsoft liked to test the analytical thinking of its potential recruits, asking them brainteasers to see how they handled them. Legend has it that when Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman, was interviewed, Microsoft asked him to explain why most manhole covers are round (as opposed to square). Perhaps offended, [...]

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The Importance Of A Good Handshake In Your Job Search

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 [...]

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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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Ace a Job Interview with Body Language [VIDEO]

Did you know that 93% of our communication is non-verbal? This means that when you're in an interview, those prepared answers you have in your head are only 7% of the equation. This video from behavioural investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards, shares some great do's and don'ts of non-verbal communication to ace your next job interview. [...]

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Decoding Common Interview Questions

We’ve all been through an interview process or two, and some of us have heard similar questions in multiple interviews. So, why do all employers ask these questions to candidates? What are they looking to get from the answers? Here are some popular interview questions broken down, and some suggestions on what interviewers are looking [...]

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What is a Behavioural Interview and What to Expect

Behavioural interviews are becoming more and more almost all industries. Employers use the behavioural interview method in order to assess their prospective employee's potential for success by considering his or her past experiences and actions. The person conducting the behavioural interview will have already identified what skills and qualities the company seeks in an employee and will [...]

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Getting Through a Group Interview

  Congratulations! You have made it to your job interview. The bad news is that you have discovered that it is a group interview. It is hard enough to interview for your perfect job, but doing so in a group setting can be even more nerve-wracking.   Group job interviews are often used by employers who [...]

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Interview Tips and Tricks that Work

Being unprepared is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to a job interview. Employers are on the lookout for well organized, informed candidates that stand out from the competition. Increase your wow-factor by following these interview tips and tricks to find yourself at the head of the pack: Don’t get [...]

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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 [...]

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How To Succeed In Any Job Interview [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over the phone, in a group, technical testing, intimidating interviewers, clueless bosses - it's an unpredictable world out there for job seekers going on interviews! But you can prepare yourself for any type of interview and interviewer with the help of this infographic put together by Interview Success Formula. They look at 5 common types of [...]

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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 [...]

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Questions to Ask an Interviewer

"Do you have any questions for us?"... Silence. A lone tumbleweed blows through your mind. Sound familiar?   At the end of an interview it’s standard procedure to save some time for the candidate to ask any questions he or she might have. Yet surprisingly so many hopefuls end an interview without asking a hiring [...]

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Ask For The Job

At the end of an interview, most candidates ask “what’s the next step?” - great question. But if you’re really interested, why wouldn’t you ask for the job?   “Dave, thank you so much for your time to today. I have to tell you I’m so excited about your opportunity and I would love if [...]

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The Four Parts of an Interview

Learning proper interviewer techniques should be vital to your recruitment strategy. Having untrained interviewers can cost you reliable information and insights and lead to bad hiring decisions further down the track. The flip side is candidates rightly see interviews as a chance for them to assess an organization and a bad interview experience can cost [...]

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Free Workshop: How To Get Hired

HOW TO GET HIRED: FREE JOB SEEKER WORKSHOP, EDMONTON Want to know how to stand out from hundreds of resumes? Ever get tongue-tied during an interview? We're offering a FREE workshop for Edmonton job seekers to help you stand out from the crowd. Don't resign your job search to the rejection pile! Get practical advice [...]

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A Job Search Tip From Lenny Kravitz

In the words of a young Lenny Kravitz “it ain’t over til it’s over”. Ok so maybe Kravitz wasn’t exactly crooning about your job search but it’s wise words to keep in mind when you’re in the midst of a hot job hunt.   Sometimes we’ll meet candidates who have a verbal offer, or simply [...]

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