Archive | April, 2012

The Colorectal Cancer Association Fundraiser

30 Apr '12

For the past few months the DSS/ PEO team has been hitting the trails and racking up their mileage in preparation for the Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge. The event takes place on May 27th, and team members are running in a variety of distances, ranging from the 5k run to the full 42.2 k Marathon. […]

Pass the Screen to Get the Interview

20 Apr '12

If a potential employer phones, are you ready for a phone screen interview?   It’s important to realize that you are making your first impression over the phone before you ever set foot in an interview room. Many recruiters and hiring managers will spend a few minutes on the phone with candidates in order to […]

Top 10 Wardrobe Blunders that could be Costing You a Job

13 Apr '12

Whether you’re a new grad, rebounding from a recent layoff or returning to the workforce post-maternity leave, the job market is tougher now than ever thanks to the recession. Competition is fierce and you may think you have everything in order, but if a row of failed interviews has you wondering what you’re missing, consider […]

10 Things You Need To Do While You’re Unemployed

02 Apr '12

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé – you needn’t panic. A new survey just released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com reveals that the vast majority of employers are sympathetic to such circumstances. The […]

Five myths about Gen Y workers

02 Apr '12

Harvey Schachter Globe and Mail Update Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 8:00AM EDT Those young people in the office may not be as different from their baby-boomer manager as is widely believed. In Strategy+Business, Jennifer Deal, a researcher with the Center For Creative Leadership in San Diego, says wrong-headed stereotypes abound about the so-called […]