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How to Nail Your Next Video Interview

If you are looking for a job and have not yet been interviewed for a job via Zoom, Teams, Skype, or any kind of video platform, you may be part of a minority. You probably already know the basics, but we wanted to refresh your memory so that you can prepare.  Read more ›

The Next Step – Tips on Writing a Follow-up Email After Your Interview

“I have just had an interview for my dream job! What is my next step? What can I do to increase my chance of getting the job?” Many students are unsure of what their next step should be after an interview. A professionnal follow-up email is a great way to establish connection with the interviewers and to get any updates or information regarding the position.  Read more ›

Tips to a Successful Skype Interview

Video and Skype interviews are increasingly common in today’s workforce. You have probably been asked to do a Skype interview at least once or twice in your life. If not, you will be asked to do one then sooner or later. With more and more employers using Skype for their first-round interviews, it’s a good idea to take your digital interviewing skills to the next level. Here are five key tips on how to ace your Skype interview:  Read more ›

Dressing the Part: 5 Common Myths About “Professional Attire”

As you evolve at the Telfer School of Management and enter the business world, slowly but surely, you will have to abide by a “professional attire” dress code, either for an interview or for a networking event. As the business world and technologies have evolved considerably over the last few decades, the idea of a “professional attire” has transformed. It is worth going over and debunking some myths surrounding this concept that are making things overly restrictive and complicated.  Read more ›

Like A Boss - Five Bad Habits That Might Be Holding You Back Professionally

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As Telfer students, you are at a crucial stage of your life: one during which you can experiment, grow, and of course, make mistakes. The good news is that your years at Telfer are also the perfect time for you to learn from those mistakes and to break those bad habits that could eventually become detrimental to your career. Here are five bad habits that many students are unaware of… and a few tips on how to break them.  Read more ›

Woman shaking hand with interviewer

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A very wise hiring manager once told me this: “Not asking any questions during an interview is shooting oneself in the foot. As a recruiter, I see it as a lack of preparation and/or interest. Either way, for the candidate, it’s the end of the road.” If recruiters can deduct valuable information from your answers to their questions, they can, and will inevitably, deduct just as much information from your questions.  Read more ›

Woman on the phone

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Interviews for your dream job, whether a co-op placement, an internship, or a full-time position, can be stressful, to say the least. Many interviews happen face-to-face, but along your career path, you may very well come across an interview via telephone.  Read more ›

What to do when an employer “ghosts” you

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Some of us have heard of ghosting in the dating context. It is quite a vague concept. While some people consider it to be when someone stops communicating with you, regardless if you two have gone on a date yet or not, some consider ghosting to be only when a person stops answering your text messages post-date (probably because he or she is too afraid to be confrontational about not being interested anymore).  Read more ›

Image of woman thinking

Tags: Interview, rejection

You polished up your resume. You had your cover letter proofread 4 times. You made sure to tie your experience and abilities to the expectations of the role, all while infusing your personal brand and tone. You did your research on the company culture and voiced how you would fit in and excel there. You did your absolute best and you didn’t hear back. Ouch. It hurts.  Read more ›

man interviewing

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I used to think that an interview involved simply preparing for it, arriving on time, presenting your best self during the interview and then leaving and waiting to see what happens. I didn’t understand what we should be doing over and above the interview itself.  Read more ›

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