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So this is random, but did you know that the ‘performance review’ dates back over 2000 years ago. And, if our history books are correct, they originated with China’s Wei Dynasty, who used them when ranking government employees on their performance.  In saying this, you may be thinking, ‘ok, that’s great, but do we STILL […]

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Interview Tips

The answer is always YES. Questions to ask the interviewer.

The answer is always YES. Trust me, you always have a question or two for the person interviewing you. Asking your interviewers thoughtful questions at the end of your interview is a great way to: Show your interest and care. Learn more about the organization, your future team and determine if this is the opportunity […]

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Interview Tips

It’s time to make your own rules for interviewing.

I was never taught how to interview and from my experience in speaking with friends, family, and clients, no one taught them either. Interviewing is a skill. Developing this skill requires personal reflection, research and of course practice (rehearsing). This is what the Own The Interview preparation method is based on.  “Honing the skill of interviewing will […]

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Career Advice

The Great Resignation: 4 things to consider when contemplating quitting your job.

Have you been feeling restless or feeling that you’ve been overstaying your welcome at your current workplace? Or maybe you’re just feeling like it’s time for a change in workplace culture. Well, if you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone. According to CNBC, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August 2021. Now let me ask, […]

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How-to's

3 job search strategies to find a job you’ll love.

Did you know that the average interview process takes ~24 business days? That doesn’t take into account the time before you get an invite for your first interview.  By the time you decide to give your notice and the time you start your new role, you’re looking at a minimum of 6 weeks.  Sure, 6 […]

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Career Advice

3 simple ways to expand your professional network.

I recently spoke for a college class sharing my best practices for interview preparation and shared a few tips at the end around networking. It brought me back to my uni days and the constant reminder on how important it is to build your professional network. I’m confident in saying that I know you’ve heard […]

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is the grass greener?

Career Advice

Is the grass greener over there?

Have you been feeling restless or that you’ve been overstaying your welcome at your current workplace? Or maybe you’re just feeling like it’s time for a change in workplace culture. Are you working in a bit of a groundhog day situation where your day-to-day is always the same or is your manager giving you a […]

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Career Advice

What’s stopping you from quitting your job?

If you’re feeling like quitting your job right now, you’re not alone. Hays recruitment firm just published research sharing that 49% of Canadians are unhappy in their role right now and are considering leaving their current job. I can only imagine the rest of the world is feeling the same. Here’s the thing, the Pandemic […]

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Interview Tips

What does your Enneagram say about your interview prep style?

You’re prepping for your next job interview and that little voice in your head just won’t shut-off. “Am I preparing enough? I’m not versed enough in this industry or the role. If I don’t get a second interview, what will my friends and family think?” Interview prep is stressful for some and can feel daunting […]

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How-to's

How to answer, where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?

I understand the struggle with answering this question. And I know our minds can bounce in every direction when deciding the approach; How am I supposed to answer this? Is this a trick question? Can I be honest and tell them that this job is a stepping stone to land a role elsewhere? A lot […]

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I'm incredibly passionate about supporting people to walk into their job interviews with confidence. With 12+ years experience leading people and a HR designation, I have heard and seen it all when it comes to interviews.

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