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Tag: job interview

Pandemic Staffing: Why Some Employers Are Struggling to Re-hire

August 8, 2020
Under normal circumstances staffing can be complicated. Now, anxiety around potential illness and uncertainty regarding school/childcare it's even harder. In this blog, Dr. Helen shares some tips for staffing that...

Career Psychology – Usually a Lot Faster Than and Different from Therapy

January 11, 2020
Many people have heard of career coaches or career counsellors. Career psychology isn't as well known, but it's a fast, practical and strategic way to get impactful results on work-related...

High Stake Situations – Why do some people stumble while others shine?

September 7, 2019
The 2019 US Open tennis finals have me thinking about high stake scenarios. The other night, my partner was talking about the upcoming rematch between Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu...

Returning to Work After an Absence is Common, So Why is it so Hard?

March 2, 2019
Intuitively, we all know that every single day someone is returning to the workforce after being at home. Regardless of what had them out of the workplace (e.g., maternity leave,...

How to be a fox when interviewing a wolf (Part 2)

April 28, 2018
In this blog, Dr. Helen continues to discuss corporate psychopaths who often become successful and powerful by using exploitation and manipulation to get ahead. She lists a few ways that...

Job Interviews … 3 Ways to Attack Anxiety When it Wants to Attack You

March 7, 2017
If your nerves are getting the best of you during a job interview this blog post is for you. If you know someone who is smart, articulate, and confident …...

Cover Letters 101: What’s your Cover Story?

January 21, 2017
So, how does one accomplish looking great on paper when applying for that desired position, if your work history is complicated or absent? Here are some ideas ...

Soft Skills – So Hard to Develop …

March 17, 2016
One of the great ironies in the world of Human Resources (HR) is the term soft skills in contrast to hard skills. The terms make it seem as though the...

Using I-O Psychology For Better Hiring

January 30, 2016
As a specialist in Industrial / Organizational (I/O) psychology, I have expertise in assessing human behaviour within the context of work. This means that I can help you to identify...

Are Nerves Ruining Your Job Interviews?

October 10, 2015
A while back I wrote about job interview techniques for nervous job candidates. While those approaches will work for most people who get nervous prior to job interviews or other...

Job Interview Ideas for Nervous Job Candidates

March 24, 2015
In my work as an HR Consultant I often discuss the hidden dangers of self-promotion when I’m advising hiring managers and business owners. There’s often a misconception that the people...