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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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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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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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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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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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Interview Tips

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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Career Advice

5 actions to raise your confidence before a job interview.

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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Interview Tips

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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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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