Top 3 Skills Employers are Looking for in Job Seekers

pay phonesEvery job-seeker has at one point had this question cross their mind: “What skills and traits are employers looking for?” Especially as a new graduate, job hunting can be a bit of a scary time trying to find your first real job out of school. Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers.  While every job is different and each employer is looking for a specific set of skills, there are some employee traits that are universal across the board that employers are looking for. The good news is that most job seekers possess these skills to some extent.

Here are the top three skills that you can use to your advantage that employers are looking for: Continue Reading

Top Questions Asked in Interviews: How to Prepare Yourself

doorwayWouldn’t it be great to just walk into a job interview knowing exactly what questions will be asked of you? Just imagine how more confident we’d all be!

While we’re not mind readers, it’s important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask during an interview. Here is a list of some common interview questions below and the best way to go about answering them: Continue Reading

Practice Makes Perfect: Preparing For Your Job Interview

tie-690084_1280In a perfect world, we would all be professional interviewees. We would not fumble over an answer or forget to offer that one important piece of information to the interviewer. Unfortunately, this just is not the case. The reality is that succeeding in a job interview takes practice. It takes time to perfect your responses and learn how you want to best vocalize those answers to an interviewer. As a recent graduate of Mohawk College from the Public Relations Graduate Certificate program, I have had the chance to improve my approach to interviewing which ultimately landed me my current position as the Communications and Public Relations Coordinator at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Here are a few tips and tricks I find lead to successful interviews: Continue Reading