The “Not an Interview” Interview: Part II – The Actual Interview

So you’ve done all your research and feel confident you have prepared effectively for your informational interview! Now what? During the actual informational interview, YOU drive the meeting, so don’t be afraid to take initiative and get started. The most Continue reading The “Not an Interview” Interview: Part II – The Actual Interview

The “Not an Interview” Interview: Part I – The Preparation

So what is an informational interview, anyway? It is a formal discussion about what it is like to work in a field, or for a particular company, that interests you.  These meetings are often with someone who is working in Continue reading The “Not an Interview” Interview: Part I – The Preparation

8 Tips for Acing a Phone Interview

by Amy Phipps The dreaded phone interview: an increasingly common pre-screening tool used by employers before inviting candidates for in-person interviews. While typically these interviews are short and straightforward, more and more employers are doing in-depth phone screenings which more Continue reading 8 Tips for Acing a Phone Interview

How to Interview Like a Politician

How to Interview Like a Politician

by Leo Holdstock I’m sure you’ve watched those press conferences where it seems like the politician’s spin team lost their thesaurus. During any meeting with the media, a politician will do everything they can to get their main points across Continue reading How to Interview Like a Politician

Public Libraries an Excellent Resource for Job Seekers

Burnaby Public Library Job Search Services

by Christian Saint Cyr This week’s guest at our Metrotown ESC’s ‘Getting Connected’ series was Rachel Grant, Librarian for Reference and Information Services with the Burnaby Public Library. Rachel provided an excellent overview of the enormous range of electronic and Continue reading Public Libraries an Excellent Resource for Job Seekers

How to Follow Up After an Interview

Part of doing an effective job search is getting into the habit of following up with the employer after every interview you attend.  Following up after an interview (using the tips below) will help cement your image as a professional, Continue reading How to Follow Up After an Interview

Interview Basics: “Why Should I Hire You?”

Interview Tips

One of the scariest questions that you can face in an interview is “Why should I hire you?” This question makes people nervous because it can feel like you’re being asked to prove your worth to the employer, or that Continue reading Interview Basics: “Why Should I Hire You?”

How to Answer Behavioural Interview Questions Like a Superstar

Interview Tips

Of all the questions asked during a job interview, maybe the toughest ones to answer successfully are behavioural questions. These are the questions where you tell the employer about a time in your past work history that demonstrates a particular Continue reading How to Answer Behavioural Interview Questions Like a Superstar

Interview Basics: “Tell Me About Yourself”

Interviews are stressful. And they’re stressful because they’re a kind of performance, with only one chance to do your best. Example: How you answer the very first question in an interview often sets the tone for the whole interview. Give a prepared, Continue reading Interview Basics: “Tell Me About Yourself”