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If you’re like me, you sometimes let the stress of an interview take over. Don’t let it get the best of you! Trust me, it’s all in your head. Here are a few actions you can take right now: 1. Release the pressure of perfection. To put it simply, perfect doesn’t exist. Our imperfections are […]

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And then, I cried.

A person cannot be comfortable without their own approval, said Mark Twain. It was the first true job interview where I REALLY wanted the position. When I initially told my manager I wanted to apply, she shared I wasn’t quite qualified for the role. Weeks went by when she unexpectedly called. I remember taking the […]

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When I bombed my interview with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Some of the most simple questions seem to be the ones that also catch us off guard. We prepare for these meetings thinking of the tough questions that could be asked and then we forget to consider the most basic ones like, “Why do you want to work here?”. I remember early on in my […]

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The 3 myths of speaking to failure in a job interview.

While we know that failure is always a possibility, no one ever sets out with the intention to fail. In thinking back on my career to date, one of my greatest leadership failures was my communication with one of my team members. I was intimidated by them. I was always worried about what they thought […]

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3 actions YOU can take today to support women in the workforce.

On Monday a colleague of mine asked our team the question, what does International Women’s Day mean to you? I heard so many thoughtful responses including honouring the women before us and acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, educating the future generation and raising children with an awareness around gender inequity as […]

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Have you been wondering, “do I need a cover letter?”

“So c’mon Jenna, give it to me straight, do I need a cover letter?” It’s a valid question and one I get asked on almost every coaching call.It can be one of the more tedious aspects of the application process and depending on who you ask, everyone has a different perspective on why or why […]

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How do I answer interview questions in a clear, concise way?

Have you ever experienced this… You’re sitting in a meeting and you’re asked a question that feels irrelevant to what the meeting was scheduled for AND the question is also not something you’ve ever considered. Instead of allowing yourself the space to think about the question, you start responding with every single thought that comes […]

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These 5 steps will secure your next raise.

It’s been a year since you’ve had a salary increase. You’re not certain where the business stands right now when it comes to wage increases… after all, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. You’ve been debating, what’s next in my career journey? You’re not quite ready to make a move and you’re feeling […]

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Are you ready to let go of self-doubt?

Remember the six-year-old kid in you that thought that anything was possible? The kid that had an unwavering belief that they could be a Starbucks barista, win the Nobel Prize, fly to the moon, go to university, become a President or Prime Minister, a parent, become a carpenter, an actress, an activist, a professional athlete, […]

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How to keep ’em thinking about you.

Does it surprise you to hear that well over half of the candidates I have interviewed over the years didn’t send a thank you note? Sending a thank you email requires all of 10 minutes of your time, if that.If done well, it shows you’re grateful, detailed oriented and interested. Equally important, it keeps you […]

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