Many employers use internships to screen potential talent. Meanwhile, newly appointed interns dream of turning their internship into a job offer. More and more companies are hiring their interns for a full-time job. This means that you have the possibility of utilizing your internship as a potential job opportunity.
But the question is, how to get the offer letter? Here are 5 tips to use your internship program as a foundation for a future job.
1) Make Yourself Useful
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Telephone interviews have become a part of preliminary screening rounds nowadays, before inviting the job candidate for an in-person interview. In some cases, employers prefer to conduct full interviews over the phone if the candidate is out of town or to save time.
Phone interviews are also a way of short listing candidates during the initial rounds and selecting only the most qualified ones for the next rounds. However, a phone interview is very challenging from a candidate’s point of Read more [...]
The Information and Technology Council Canada (ICTC) stated that by 2020, Canada will have at least 218,000 job vacancies. The council also stated there will be a lack of resources to fill in these vacancies.
“If Canada does not address the talent and skills gap, it could cost the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity, tax revenues, and gross domestic product,” states the report.
This future gap in employment and job field is a huge opportunity for many people looking to get Read more [...]
Many people are unhappy with where they work. The reasons for this varies, but a common result is that they continue in their position with little to no complaint.
According to recruitment agency Hays Canada, 50% of Canadian residents are not happy with their job. Furthermore, 47% did not fit in the work environment, about 56% were unhappy with the new recruits.
“For some, when it’s time to leave a job can be quite clear -- where as for others, it might not be so obvious,” says Ryan Kahn, Read more [...]
One of the most commonly asked questions that every interviewee faces is,
“Why should we hire you?”
This question strikes fear into many unprepared interviewees because although they know it’s coming, but the answer never feels like the right one.
In this post, we will be covering some effective ways to address this question. By doing so, you’ll be able to enter any interview with confidence.
Put yourself out there
Chances are, this isn’t your first interview and it won’t Read more [...]
Sometimes a relationship doesn’t work out. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s the other person, what matters is that the split is done in a way where both parties can feel respected. The same principle is true when you need to let an employee go.
In very few instances will an employee be happy about being let go. There are however, ways to sever the professional relationship that will cause the least amount of disturbance to your organization.
The right way to terminate an employee
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Are you ready to send out your resume for the dream job you’ve always wanted? Before you do, know that there are two common mistakes that kill a candidate’s chances before he/she can even interview. Avoiding these pitfalls means the difference between having your resume tossed in the garbage, or it being placed in the follow-up pile.
Mistake 1 – Typos, Grammatical Errors and Other Inconsistencies
A 2013 Career Builder Survey found that 58% of all resumes have typos. It seems silly that Read more [...]