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If you know me, then you know that I love reality television, specifically the Real Housewives franchise.  One of the parts I enjoy the most is hearing their commentary through the confessionals. If you’re reading this and you don’t know what a confessional is, no worries, let me tell you.  The confessionals are various moments […]

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How do I prepare for a job interview?

​​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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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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30 minutes before a job interview

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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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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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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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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My greatest secret for easy interview preparation.

It’s February 3rd and as one of your biggest cheerleaders, I don’t want one moment of your precious time and energy these past 31 days to go undocumented. Trust me, taking a moment to slow down and reflect on what has occurred over the last month will save you in the long run when you’re […]

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Interview Tips

3 must do’s in your next video job interview.

From social hours, to online workshops, 1:1’s with your boss and of course, job interviews.If you weren’t in the know before this world pandemic hit, now you know. Video Conferencing is taking over! Organizations are choosing video conferencing for a number of reasons. It allows screen sharing for presentations, builds connection through face to face […]

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Interview Tips

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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