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Master These 5 Techniques to Ace Your Next Job Interview.

In Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Congratulations. You researched the career well enough that you developed your resume to suit the job posting. You’ve crafted a winning cover letter, or at least it got you in ahead of the competition. And so far you’ve done everything right because now you’ve been invited to the interview. Now you’re feeling the pressure of being put in the hot seat … no paper, no email, no cover letter …

7 Very Smart Interview Questions A-Players Ask Employers

In Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Asking well thought out questions during your interview tells the employer two things: a) that you’ve done your homework, and b) you are seriously evaluating this role as a place to hang your hat for the next three to five years. #1 Can you tell me what it is that you like most about working here? Here’s where you will get valuable …

8 Steps to Succession Planning Done Right

In Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Succession Planning, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Whether you’re selling out, in, or just want to hold steady in an increasingly competitive market, everything hinges on solid succession (employee development) planning. CFO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? Popular quote. One I wish were shared by more managers and business owners. But then …

The Future of Social Recruiting: 16 Astonishing Facts PLUS My Top 5 Do’s

In HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Online Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Anyone who follows me on LinkedIn will tell you how pumped I am about social recruiting. And for good reason. By 2016 the number of mobile devices will surpass the world population! Not yet convinced? Here are 15 more (some truly gob-smacking statistics I’ve gathered that clearly make my point about the future of social recruiting (ergo mobile recruiting): 60% of North Americans use a Smart …

How Today’s Top Employers are Hiring the Best People

In A-Level Talent, Corporate Culture, Delegation, Employer Branding, Employers, General, Headhunters, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Sustainable Leadership, Team building, Trust in the Workplace, Uncategorized, Values Based Hiring by Barbara Ashton

Have you ever wondered how certain companies are consistently hiring the best people? How do they attract and keep the best and brightest employees? Finding and hiring great people can be an agonizing experience for even the most seasoned hiring manager. Hiring managers and business owners consistently tell me their hiring process is far less than what they’d like it to …

It’s Your final Interview… Now What?

In Headhunters, Hiring, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

You’ve made it through your first and second, maybe even third interview. Human resources has given the hiring manager a thumbs up. Now it’s your final interview and you’re in the home stretch. What you KNOW: There are people in the organization who really like you. They’ve gone to bat for you because they feel strongly that there is a good fit for …

Lay-offs Ahead? Beware the costs of NOT Terminating an Employee Right

In Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Outplacement, Terminating Employees, Trust, Trust in the Workplace, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Every business owner or hiring manager, at some time or another, will eventually be faced with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee. Down-sizing, outsourcing, job redundancy, whatever the reasons, it’s absolutely critical to your company’s reputation, and hence financial success, that you do things right. According to USA TODAY 13% of lawsuits against corporations were for wrongful termination, second only …

5 Career Limiting Mistakes You Should Never Make On LinkedIn

In Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Setting out on a new job search? LinkedIn the THE best way to be seen, get known and best of all, set sail on making some of the greatest and most meaningful new connections of your life, people you would otherwise never have the opportunity to even know existed before. Don’t miss out!  But first, here’s a few what-not-to-do’s when hunting …

Faced with Down-sizing, Job Redundancies and Lay-offs? The Cost of NOT Doing It Well

In Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Every business owner or hiring manager, at some time or another, will eventually be faced with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee. Down-sizing, outsourcing, job redundancy, whatever the reasons, it’s absolutely critical to your company’s reputation, and hence financial success, that you do things right. According to USA TODAY 13% of lawsuits against corporations were for wrongful termination, second …

Follow Your Inner Ding (you won’t get arrested)

In Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

I was at a really good party last weekend. I know this to be true because, even though I don’t drink, I’ve got a whopper hangover from two intensely fulfilling days at Hay House’s I Can Do It conference. What a party. I literally drank in every word spoken by (omg I and 3,000 others were actually in the same room) Marianne …