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INTERVIEW SELF-SABOTAGE


A few months ago, one of my friends had an interview and asked me if he should send a follow-up note. I answered with something along the lines of – ‘if you want the job, then yeah’! You don’t need me to tell you how competitive it is to get a job these days. I recently was talking to a recruiter who had over 300 people apply for a paralegal position at a company that’s not that well known in the […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT


Because consulting firms keep a tight leash on their people and what they say ;) this particular interview is being kept anonymous. Luckily, this lets us keep things totally honest, so without further adieu, let me introduce E, as we’ll call him. E has worked and lived everywhere from Toronto to London to Bangkok, and has been at one of the more prestigious management consulting firms for the past few years.

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HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN SABOTAGE YOUR JOB SEARCH (IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’RE THINKING)


Is audit not the world’s most boring sounding word ever? Sorry to my friends who work in Audit but it’s true… Well, one thing you’ve GOT to do is a social media audit. We all know that whether they should or shouldn’t, recruiters and hiring managers are increasingly checking out candidates’ online lives – and I’ve seen some pretty funny things happen thanks to simple internet searches.

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ARE YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS KEEPING YOU POOR?


Does the idea of negotiating $ make you want to crawl under the bed covers? Too bad! Don’t do this and you are destined to a life of under-earning and fake Louis Vuitton bags. What’s important to realize is that your biggest opportunity to ‘negotiate’ often starts before you’ve even been offered the job.

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GUESS HOW MANY INTERVIEWS I GOT…


Straight after doing my undergrad, I signed up for a one year Masters program (International Employment Relations and HR) in the UK. School there started at the very end of September, and in December, I came to the terrifying realization that I had missed a lot of the ‘milkrounds’ – what they call the job application process for new graduates!

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