Interview Tips

The Halo Effect. The term was first coined in the 20s to describe the phenomenon whereby we assume that if people are good at A they will be good at B, C and D, (or the reverse – because they are bad at A they will be bad at B, C and D). This distortion begins with our first impressions and influences everything we believe about a person – with little evidence to justify our perception.

Last week, Mario Laudi, founder of The Laudi Group and Red Canary, along side Kristina McDougall, presented at MaRS Best Practices. For tips on how to conduct the selection process in order to assemble a high-performance team, and how to recognize what’s preventing you from seeing and hiring the best candidates, check out the recap […]

Most interviewers close a meeting by asking ‘Do you have any questions for me?’ This is an opportunity to showcase your preparedness, suitability and enthusiasm for the role, and help you decide whether this is the right job for you. Here is a list of some questions that you may want to bring along to […]

The Darwin Awards recognize individuals who remove themselves (spectacularly) from the gene pool; the Razzies toss brickbats at the worst that Hollywood has to offer. These collected interview disasters are our nod to the “Gigli’s” and loaded-shotgun-to-the-scrotum’s of the world.

Author Francis Cole Jones shares what she thinks is the single most important secret to creating a positive impression..making the interview as much about the interviewer as it is about you.

“The candidates who could answer, why should I hire you? In the most confident and clear way, were 5 times more likely to be hired over the most qualified candidate”