Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
How to Recognize and Respond to Illegal Interview Questions
Preparing for a job interview includes preparing answers to typical interview questions. But what if you are asked an illegal question in an interview? Would you recognize it as illegal, and if so, how would you respond?
You Can Fight Job Search Fatigue
Job hunting is hard work and can take a long time. After a while, job search fatigue can set in and you might wonder if you’ll ever find a job. While it might be tempting to take time off from your job search, it is not a good idea as you might miss job opportunities, lose your momentum and find it difficult to “get back to it”.
Make Your Résumé Shine!
Job searching within a competitive labour market takes skill – and where better to show your skills than your resume! Writing a resume can be a challenging part of your job search and is worth the effort to find the format, style and words that will make it shine. After all, your resume is the marketing tool to sell you, your skills and your experience to an employer so they will want to interview you.
5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs
Ambitious young adults struggling to find employment are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship (self-employment) as a way to earn a living. This young entrepreneurial generation is finding self-employment to be a great option as they can be their own boss, enjoy flexibility and control their daily routines. However, starting a business can be challenging. Here are a few tips to help you succeed..
Tell Me about a Time When you were Awesome!
The interview is a very necessary and stressful part of the job search process. It allows you and the employer to learn more about each other and to determine whether there is a good fit. When you go to the interview you’re excited and nervous. You walk into the interview in your best “business casual” outfit, give your best firm-but-not-too-firm handshake, and flash a smile that would make a movie star jealous. You sit down and give your well-rehearsed, perfect answers to common interview questions when you’re suddenly hit with it: the behavioural interview question.
Marketing the "Whole Package" When doing your Job Search
Young Workers: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities!
According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, workers new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during the first month than more experienced workers. Young workers should be aware of this as they look for summer employment or start their careers.
Early Job Search Steps are Key!
Job searching is like dating – it can take some time to find ‘the one,’ it requires a certain level of patience, and you should prepare for your job search just as thoroughly as you would for the ‘big date’.
Positive Attitude Brings Success!
Maintaining a positive attitude while job searching can help you stay focused and motivated during a challenging time. If you are calling an employer, writing a cover letter or going to an interview, this positive attitude can make a difference.
The Resume Follow Up
Employers can receive an overwhelming number of applications for one posting. To increase your odds that your cover letter and resume will stand out, consider following up on your application rather than waiting for the employer to contact you, provided the job posting does not request otherwise.