job hunt

29 September 2020
Posted by Joanne

It used to be that listing your hobbies and interests on a resume was a way of giving hiring managers insight into your personality. I don’t come across a hobbies section often when doing client resumes, and it’s not something I recommend or use in my practice. However, when done right, stating your hobbies can…

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27 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

If you’ve been recently laid off due to COVID-19, or you’re in the midst of a job hunt, no doubt you’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty around work, lately. The good news is that many companies are hiring for remote and in-house positions during this time—and they need to fill essential roles more than…

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12 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

In light of news of the current coronavirus pandemic, as a safety precaution, more and more companies are limiting in-person interviews or cutting back on them altogether. Last week, tech giant Google announced that it would be conducting all interviews via video conference call in Google Hangouts moving forward due to coronavirus concerns. Google’s decision…

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20 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

Have you ever turned down a job offer? I have. Twice. It wasn’t even because I didn’t need the work, or that the positions didn’t sound right. In one case, it was just that accepting didn’t feel right. And in the second instance, I realized, being one of two candidates remaining after an intense three-round interview process,…

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14 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

I know how hard it can be to stay motivated to start a job search after you’ve been let go. I understand the feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt and loneliness that unemployment can bring. Fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to have a supportive partner in my corner, cheering me on to help keep me motivated and…

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