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​​Job interviews are part of the business world. They have become a highly leveraged practice to get to know potential employees. The job interview allows employers to identify the strengths and opportunities of the candidate and aids the hiring manager in deciding, do they want to hire them or not. Or the candidate chooses, do […]

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Interview Tips

When should I use “WE” versus “I” in an interview?

Have you ever been in a meeting and shared a plan, idea, or something GAME-CHANGING and presented it as a team effort?  We did this. Versus, I did this. My guess? You’ve probably been in the above scenarios.  We don’t want to sound conceded or that we’re not team players, AND, on the flip side, […]

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How-to's

3 steps to create your own development plan

It can feel lonely at times when you’re looking to grow and develop in your role. ​While the organization you work for may have the best intentions to focus on growth and development, sometimes, those crucial conversations fall by the wayside.​ ​✨Now, with that being said, I believe that YOU are responsible for driving your […]

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Interview Tips

How to answer unusual interview questions

You’ve been submitting applications and preparing for interviews for the last month, and finally, you get a call back for an interview- woohoo!  You think about the time, energy and commitment you’ve made so far to your interview prep and of course, this prep has got to come in handy for the upcoming conversation you’ve […]

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5 reasons to set clear expectations at work- ps don’t wait for your boss!

Who said setting expectations was only for your boss? I was recently reflecting on performance management in the workplace. I thought about the times I had witnessed leaders successfully lead their teams and the times I watched leaders completely crumble. Now, I’m not saying the leaders who crumbled were awful people; they just weren’t strong […]

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How-to's

The secret to getting your next promotion

Getting promoted at work can be one of the most incredible experiences in the workplace. It’s a time when you’re acknowledged and recognized for the efforts you’ve put forward. It often comes with a raise and validates that you’re doing something right! And while celebrations are in order for some, our efforts sometimes don’t equal […]

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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

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-to's

3 ways to set boundaries between work and home life

It’s summertime. Life is good. Longer days, the weather is great, and things at work are feeling pretty steady with co-workers and clients on vacation, including yourself.  And while we’re soaking up the pleasures of the summer, I can’t help but think of September, which I love, BTW. Fall newness always excites me—the change in […]

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How-to's

How do I give my boss feedback?

Sharing feedback can be challenging, especially when it comes to giving constructive feedback, AND it’s your boss. You know, the person responsible for raises, promotions, assigning new and exciting work? But when you think back to the BEST manager you’ve ever had, did you ever consistently struggle to be honest with them? I’m assuming no.  […]

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Interview Tips

How do I prepare for an interview in 30 minutes?

It feels like you’ve been waiting forever for the callback, and then suddenly, it’s time! You’ve interviewed plenty over the last year. Still, you don’t want to assume anything about sharing the most relevant stories and examples. There’s nothing like entering and leaving an interview with your head held high, so why not give yourself […]

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How-to's

3 tips for a successful performance review

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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I'm incredibly passionate about supporting people to walk into their job interviews with confidence. With 13+ years experience leading people and a HR designation, I have heard and seen it all when it comes to interviews.

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