Tag Archives: Career

5 Tips for Nailing Your Job Interview

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By: Carly-Anne Fairlie

Once you’ve landed the in-person job interview, you need to take at least an hour (minimum) to prepare yourself accordingly. As a recruiter, I take pride in preparing our candidates for job interviews and it’s something that everyone can brush up on.

Here my top 5 tips for a succesful job interview…

 

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3 Great Places to Shop for Office Wear

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Back to school season is when I’m usually thinking about a wardrobe refresh.

For those of you looking to update your office wear, I’ve put together a round-up of my key wardrobe picks for fall and my favourite places of where I shop when I need to look dressy for a meeting!

LOFT is a great place to look for office wear basics like dress pants and cute tops. The sizing is also fantastic if you’re a petite woman like me! LOFT T-shirts and office cardis always seem to come in a million colours. Price-wise, you can score an office wear outfit for around $100. Do keep an eye out for one of their sales that usually run around the weekend. Here are my key picks for fall:

  1. The Relaxed Cardigan
  2. Custom stretch Pencil Skirt
  3. Geo Utility Blouse

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Amazon has launched a great little fashion section that’s well merchandised and well-stocked. The prices for office wear at Amazon really range with designer pieces mixed in with lesser-known brands. Definitely look through their Wear to Work section for a few surprising gems. The great thing about Amazon is their awesome return policy and how quickly things can ship to you.

  1. Adrianna Papell Women’s Sleeveless Sheath Dress
  2. Rachel Zoe Ford Jacket
  3. Joie Anabella D Button Down Shirt

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How-To Develop a Personal Brand

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Happy #ThrowbackThursday! I’m re-sharing this gem today on personal branding – it’s a great post and one of our most-read. Thought it would be worthwhile in case any of you missed it the first time around. xo — Lisa 

 

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Daniela DiStefano, who really gets how to develop a personal brand and why it matters. I thought that the post she wrote was so great, that it deserved to be published again on my new blog. Hope you find it as helpful as I did!

 

I recently started a new job, and on the first day my boss told me that what separated me from all the other interview candidates and ultimately won me the position was my online brand.

Whether you’re on the job-hunt, launching your own business or looking to establish yourself online, it’s important to invest some time and thought into the business of you. By effectively developing and marketing your online reputation you’ll be in a better position to target your personal and professional goals. (more…)

How-To Teach English in Korea

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Looking for adventure?

Thinking about leaving your current career to teach English overseas?

The idea may be daunting, but that’s exactly what my brother-in-law Chris and his girlfriend Alyx did as soon as they graduated from University last year. I asked them if they would write a blog post about the process for my readers and for those thinking of doing the same thing. I’m so thrilled to have Chris + Alyx guest posting about their experience today! You can also read more about their adventures on their blog: www.MeetYouInKorea.com

 

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By: Chris St. Onge + Alyx Coulter

It’s been about a year since Alyx and I started teaching in South Korea and we have learned so much! Thinking back to the process of becoming teachers, we’re reminded of the minefield of questions and changing policies that we had to navigate. So in an effort to make life easier for anyone who’s thinking about becoming and ESL teacher, here are a few tips to get you started!

 

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Book Review: Woman UP!

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I really enjoyed Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

But it left me wanting more.

I didn’t find that everything was applicable to me, because I am not on the corporate track or looking to become a CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. I work for myself and I have a rotating roster of interesting clients that I freelance for.

Enter Aimee Cohen, a career coach and author of Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success. I found each chapter incredibly applicable not just in my work life, but also relevant to my personal life as well. The book, “Empowers women to break the destructive patterns of behaviour that hold them back, giving them the confidence to stand up tall, find their voice, forgive their flaws and take control of their careers.” says Cohen. If you can’t afford to see a career coach – Cohen’s book is the next best thing and an inspiring read for the start of the New Year. (more…)

10 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

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By: Carly-Anne Fairlie

The start of a new year always brings about change and growth. Maybe even your dream job.

Moving up in your career is a great way to move forward in your life. You may not think of January as a typical month to look for a new job, but you never know when the right opportunity will come up.

As a recruiter, I’ve seen a busy start to the year. It’s always a good idea to keep up-to-date with your network and check in with your recruiter. If you’re open to your next challenge, these tips can help you be successful in putting your best foot forward. (more…)