Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

You walk into the room. Your palms are sweaty. You tug on the back of your shirt, hoping it’s not bunching up. The butterflies are fluttering through your stomach. This could be it. You’ve landed the interview. Now, your nerves are shot, and you feel awkward in the suit you’re wearing. You know, the one you bought four years ago for Uncle John’s wedding, that you haven’t worn since. You walk up to the front desk and say: “Hi, I’m here for my interview…?”.

Whether you like it or not, whether it is right or not, you’ve already created your lasting first impression. This month, we had the privilege to speak with Lazina McKenzie for our monthly Advice from Leaders blog, and we learned that ‘what to wear to an interview’ goes far beyond the clothes you pick out the night before.

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Fast Five with Chantelle Svensen-Lewis

Fast Five with Chantelle Svensen-Lewis

At Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, we have a great team of truly unique and wonderful people. We appreciate the fun we have at work with one another and decided to let you in on some of the fun quirks that make our team unique. We started doing our Fast Five series last year and are wrapping it up with a few fun facts about Chantelle Svensen-Lewis.

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Bringing Wellness to Work: Without Relying on Your Employer 

Bringing Wellness to Work: Without Relying on Your Employer 

We all know the importance of developing healthy habits to support our overall health and wellness, at work, at school and at home. Often times, we expect our employers to supply health resources through: access to wellness benefits, fitness facilities, programs etc. 

Ultimately, your health relies on YOU. Whether or not your employer provides health resources, we want to help you take control of your own well-being and have come up with 10 simple strategies to bring wellness to work without having to rely on your employer! Check them out:  

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Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

Working in Recruitment, we see many incredible organizations doing amazing things, and we get to meet the phenomenal people behind this great work. This is what has inspired our series – Advice from Leaders - where we have the opportunity to hear from leaders in industry about specific themes and challenges faced by organizations every day. This month, we sought the advice of Murray Davison, Director, Career Connections at Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Murray’s post provides valuable insight into treating people like people and fostering a supportive workplace.

Name of Organization:  Goodwill Industries of Alberta

Director, Career Connections: Murray Davison

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DisruptHR 5.0 - Managing the Probability of Hiring a Unicorn That Poops Rainbows

Our very own Shannon Neighbour had the opportunity to present at DisruptHR 5.0 this fall and provided an entertaining and insightful presentation about the metaphorical magical candidate employers are looking for. Watch her presentation below to gain insight into a recruiters perspective on managing recruitment expectations and finding truly great candidates.

Wellness in the Workplace - Stress

Wellness in the Workplace - Stress

At Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, we are always looking for ways to promote a healthy workplace where employees can thrive and be their most productive, best selves. As part of our exploration, we asked Natural Healer, Amber Kupina for help with dealing with stress. In the post below, Amber shares some different kinds of stress, and some of the techniques she uses to help reduce stress.

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Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

SNR is excited to launch the fourth interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Junior Achievement’s Jen Panteluk.

Name of Organization:  Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

President & CEO: Jen Panteluk

While Junior Achievement is located in Edmonton, and this charter serves youth across northern Alberta. Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories is a non-profit organization that engages youth in topics around financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to help prepare them for whatever their future holds. 

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Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

SNR is excited to launch the third interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with NAIT’s Mental Health Coordinator, Lynn Ryan.

Name of Organization:  NAIT – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT, located in Edmonton, is a polytechnic that offers a variety of educational programs that focus technical, hand-on training that meet industry needs. NAIT has a number of mental health initiatives designed to support students, faculty, and staff.

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Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

SNR is excited to launch the second interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Daeco HR Consulting’s Genevieve Primus.

Name of Organization:  Daeco HR Consulting, est. 2000

Owner/Founder: Genevieve Primus, Managing Partner

Background

Genevieve Primus holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and started in the Human Resources field working at Home Depot as a operations manager. Making her way up the ladder she moved onto become the Human Resources Manager at Home Depot. Companies work best when they have a clear direction and their values align throughout all departments.

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Interviewing Best Practices: Who Asks the Questions?

Interviewing Best Practices: Who Asks the Questions?

Want to stand out as a candidate during your next interview?

Interviews can sometimes be a little nerve-wracking for most people when they feel a lack of confidence. Here at SNR, we spend a lot of time interviewing candidates and assessing them to determine best fit in a company and position. We want to give you guys, the candidates, some insight into one of the biggest gray areas surrounding interviews. These questions have been answered by Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, to give our readers some tips and beneficial information about asking the right questions in your next interview.

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Are You Always Running Late?

Are You Always Running Late?

Have you ever heard the saying: “If you’re not early, you’re late”? What does that mean?

SNR Business Partner, Chantelle Svensen Lewis, explains what it means to be punctual and why it is an important trait.

So, what does it mean to be punctual? While most think that being punctual consists of simply being on time, it extends beyond the clock. To be punctual means to be a few minutes early, presentable, and well prepared. Often, being punctual regarding time influences how well prepared one may be. For example: If you have a ten-minute commute to work, and leave your house twelve minutes before you start work, you do not have much room for uncontrollable factors such as traffic. This could result in being rushed and frazzled when you finally arrive. If, however, you leave your house with twenty minutes until you start work, you have extra time to spare, allowing you to arrive slightly early and avoid any distractions or feelings of stress from running late.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

What does diversity and inclusion in the modern workplace mean? Svensen Neighbour Recruiting Partner, Shannon Neighbour, explains what it means to operate a diverse and inclusive organization.

Neighbour says that diversity and inclusion means to “have a workplace that is comprised of human differences in an environment that supports and values these differences.”

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