career advice | https://owntheinterview.ca/oti-blog

THE BLOG

the latest:

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 […]

READ THE POST

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 […]

READ THE POST

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, […]

READ THE POST

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 […]

READ THE POST

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 […]

READ THE POST

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 […]

READ THE POST

Career Advice

What I learned at my first job.

I believe in the power of reflection and learning from my experiences. I was recently asked in an icebreaker, what was your first job? And that got me thinking, what did I learn from that job? I was 13 years old when I started at Tim Hortons; a quintessential ‘first gig’ staple for the average […]

READ THE POST

Career Advice

I used to be so fearful in meetings until I had this epiphany…

Like I highlighted above, I used to be so fearful in meetings; my idea won’t be received, I’m not going to sound smart, maybe I should wait until my thought is fully formed. It took me years before I finally had an epiphany that if everyone in the room felt the way I did, we’d […]

READ THE POST

Career Advice

Why does my career feel like I’m on a treadmill to nowhere?

It’s that feeling of getting all of the things done, checking all of the items off your list and then, nothing happens. This is what career advancement can feel like sometimes; you feel like you’ve already stepped into your next position and yet, no title change. No pay increase. I see you because I’ve been […]

READ THE POST

Interview Tips

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 […]

READ THE POST

LOVER OF FLOWERS, GREETING CARDS, HOT SAUCE AND WHITE TEES. LIBRA, ENNEAGRAM 3 AND FIRM BELIEVER THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Hi, I'm Jenna.
Your new career and interview prep coach.

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.

Learn more

The
Own The Interview Signature Course

The Own The Interview Signature course consists of 4 modules. Each module teaches you key components of the interview process and how best to prepare that'll have you logging off, walking away or hanging up knowing you gave it your all. 

learn more >

OTI Services

Whether it's 1:1 coaching, a live workshop for your staff or signing-up for the digital Own The Interview Signature course, I'm here to support elevating your career journey.

WORK WITH ME >

5 email scripts to leverage through the interview process

FREE DOWNLOAD

Steal this!