Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Setting up your Voicemail
With increased opportunities for online networking and limited face-to-face connections due to COVID-19, it’s important to take the steps to set up your voicemail and make sure that it represents you in a professional way.
Be on Time for your Job Interview
It's very important to be on time for your interview. Even one minute late is too late, but too early might be awkward. Plan ahead and aim for the perfect middle ground of checking in at reception 5-10 minutes early.
Making a Good First Impression
Studies show that within 30 seconds someone will know whether they will hire you. By following a few quick tips you can create a solid first impression that will leave the desired results you’re looking for!
"Lutherwood Supported me in my Darkest Days"
When Kribin moved to Canada two years ago, he didn’t know getting a job would be so hard. And when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things went from bad to worse.
CERB to EI – What you Need to Know
The end of September saw the end of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Federal changes to Employment Insurance (EI), which may have brought about some confusion. We have compiled some information to help you seamlessly get through this transition.
Answering Situational Questions
During job interviews, we all try our best to shine. When I hear the word shine I always think of STARS, which is an acronym we use to help answer interview responses to situational questions.
Spreading the Word
With a growing number of people looking for work due to COVID layoffs or other business implications and limited social gatherings, now is a good time to connect with family and friends about your interests and support needs in your job search.
Professional Email Addresses and your Job Search
In recent years, email has vastly grown as a necessary requirement for job searching. An employer may use your email to send you a personality assessment to complete, confirm the details of your interview, or request additional documents such as your reference list.
Body Language in an Interview
How you physically respond to interview questions is just as important as the words that you use to respond. Being mindful of the tone and cadence of your speech, posture, and other non-verbal cues can increase the likelihood of having a positive first impression with an employer.
The Benefits of Volunteering
There are many benefits for volunteering, from making professional connections who can recommend you for possible job leads, to giving you the chance to practice and refine relevant skills you have in your industry. It can even just be a great way to fill free time in between your other commitments!