Opportunities for Improvement

Opportunities for Improvement

If you have ever had a formal interview, you likely have answered: “What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?”

Is that a trick question? Why does an interviewer ask what your weaknesses are?

According to Shannon Neighbour and Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, SNR Partners, interviewers simply want to know that you are self-aware. Naturally, everyone has weaknesses; what are you doing to improve them? Are you aware of what your limitations are?

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Interview Do's and Don't's

Interview Do's and Don't's

“Are you ready for your interview?”

This is often a difficult question to answer as you’re probably wondering what you should or should not be “ready” for.

Far too often, candidates approach interviews without considering some very important factors that could make or break an interview outcome. Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, SNR Partner, has provided some great advice on what you should and shouldn’t do for your next interview.

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The Job Hunt: Where to Search

The Job Hunt: Where to Search

Looking for a new job but don’t know where to search?

The job search process can be tedious and frustrating – but it doesn’t have to be.

Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, explains the process of pursuing the job hunt with ease and success while making an impact.

So you have an ideal job in mind, but how does your resume compare?

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Closing the Interview

“Oh man, how on earth do I get out of here? How do I leave professionally?”

You have probably experienced it – the constant struggle to find the right words to signal a professional exit.

Have you ever heard of the phrase “closing the interview”? Why should you close an interview? 

Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, explains this as the process of reconfirming your interest in a position and ensuring you make an impact. A formal close is important in making sure you stand out among all other candidates.

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Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Contingency Based Recruitment Agencies

Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Contingency Based Recruitment Agencies

You need to urgently fill a position. You have tried filling it on your own with no luck and you need to engage a recruitment agency. What do you do? Who do you call? What does the project look like and what are your expectations? The relationship between HR team/hiring manager and recruitment agency can be incredibly rewarding and beneficial to both sides when each side approaches the relationship as a partnership.

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