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Keep Your Resume in the Follow-Up Pile: 5 Resume Must-Haves
The other day on LinkedIn, I came across a conversation that reminded me of this important rule of thumb: don’t underestimate the basics. Holiday party invite: don’t forget to RSVP. Cooking for co-workers: check for allergies. Interview etiquette: turn off your phone. Whether you’re applying for a...
Love Monday #40 - Do You Fit?
What does a high-end, world class retailer like De Beers look for when opening its first flagship store in Canada? Fit. Sure, we're not the biggest city (competency) but as Vancouver grows its luxe reputation and international fluency, we're starting to look the most attractive (fit). As for...
#StandApart Answers to Hard Interview Questions: What is Your Leadership Style?
Truly effective leaders should be able to describe how they will behave as leaders. Why? Team members like to know what to expect. A good interviewer will come prepared with his/her understanding of what the current team needs to perform and what kind of leader can effectively usher them there....
Career Layovers: Why Contract Roles are Worth the Risk
A few months ago I had the perfect career opportunity for a candidate. The only roadblock? She didn’t see it that way; it was a contract position. These were some of her concerns: Leave her job to fill the shoes of a one-year maternity leave? Sounds risky. What about company loyalty...
Love Monday #39: How to Stay Career Limber
Lunchtime yoga sessions have long since been on the perks menu of many Vancouver workplaces, but there’s a lot more you can and should do to stay career-limber in life. For starters, keep your ego in check. Are you really too good/ senior/valuable to lend your time and energy to that new office...
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