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After the Interview

After the Interview
So, you got the interview for the job you really wanted. You did your preparation and you think you had a great interview. In fact, you think you “aced” it. Yet you know there was stiff competition for this highly sought after job. So, what now? What can you do after the …

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Three Ways to Productivity

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My goal for the New Year is to be more productive. I don’t care what anyone says, this is the year I’m going to make better use of my time and get things done! Like many of my fellow millennials, I am stereotypically good at procrastinating, getting distracted and using technology to waste time. But …

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Making The Phone Interview Stick

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More and more hiring managers in Ottawa are using phone interviews to screen candidates. This is usually the initial interview and if a screening interview goes well it is followed by a face to face interview. So how do you make the phone interview ‘stick’?

What is important on your side for a phone interview? …

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Networking 101

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We have all learned many, many years ago that networking is an intricate part of the interview or job changing process in Ottawa. Yet the question that remains after all these years is: Do you get the best out of your networking? Most of us probably do not.

We know that effective networking in …

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Industry Success Leads to Growth

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How One Industry Success Leads to Another’s Growth

Your chances of learning about career opportunities in Ottawa is doubled in this article as we will talk about how growth and success in one industry – health care – has led to growth and success in other areas – namely repair and sales technicians.

As …

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Government Jobs

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Applying for a Government Job

If you want to work for the federal government in Ottawa, you will want to learn and understand how the hiring and interviewing system works. You shouldn’t plan for an interview at a government job in the same way you do for civilian job if you really want to work …

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Nurses In Demand

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Enter Nursing School Now!

Whether you are a high school graduate in Ottawa, a newly minted college graduate or well into your career, if you have ever considered becoming a nurse you should seriously consider it now.

There is a current shortage of nurses in Ottawa that will lead to a future shortage of nurses. …

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Labour/Delivery Nurses

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How to Get into a Career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Becoming a labor and delivery nurse in Ottawa is an adrenaline filled career offering the sought after rewards of deep personal bonds with patients, ability to work with adult and infant patients, and the excitement of the emergency room with an almost always …

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Job Interview Follow Ups

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Follow-up and Get the Job

In this electronic day and age in Ottawa, you might think it is ok to just dash off one ‘Thank you’ email and move on to the next interview. This might have worked once upon a time but it is no longer sufficient. You don’t want to overdo it, but …

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Thank You Letter

Too Many Thank You’s Could Cost You the Job

I know that every professional career coach or executive recruiter in Ottawa has encouraged every single client to follow up their interviews with thank you notes. It is critical for you to do so, however it seems that too many thank you’s could cost you that …

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