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If you’re in a position where you’re fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take parental or extended leave after welcoming a new child into your life, what a gift that is.  I wish I could say that all parents and caregivers have this moment to adjust to their new family dynamics; however, that just […]

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Interview Tips

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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