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Career Progression

Staying sharp while social distancing

While the job market becomes more and more uncertain as businesses shut down, there are still things you as a job seeker can do to be ready as soon as an opportunity comes up. The best part? All of these things can be done right in your home.

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Soft Skills

A pattern of success

I have the pleasure of receiving many of the feedback forms, surveys and reviews that our job seekers complete, noting their experiences at our employment

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Tag: Employability Skills

Life Skills

Staying Committed to Your Job Search

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to finish what you start? I’m sure on some level you can relate to this. Maybe you joined a gym in January and by February you were done. Perhaps you started a new hobby then shortly after, decided it wasn’t for you and sold all your supplies.

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Interviews

Polishing Your Job Search Skills – Part Two

Interviews With OFE Staff This week we are wrapping up the conversation about answering interview questions. There is a lot more to talk about than we have time for on this blog, so we encourage you to get in touch with your Employment Consultant to sign you up for OFE’s job search workshops, or simply

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Interviews

Polishing Your Job Search Skills – Part One

Interviews With OFE Staff We talk a lot about interviews on this blog, and no wonder! Interviews are a key piece of the job search process. Whether you speak to someone in person, over the phone or through video conference, knowing how to present yourself well gets you one step closer to a job. Now

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Interviews

How to master that Zoom interview

Zoom is the new kid on the block. While you may not have heard of them before, they are definitely getting all the attention now. What is Zoom? Zoom is a web conferencing website often used for virtual meetings. Similar to Microsoft Teams or Skype, it was created for individuals or groups to meet for

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Interviews

How to ace your phone interviews

Hint: Practice, Practice, Practice! Imagine this scenario:  You applied for a job and are excited about it.  Then you get a call… the company wants to do a phone interview with you! Panic might set in as you wonder how this will differ from an in-person interview and if you are ready for it. The

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Career Progression

Staying sharp while social distancing

While the job market becomes more and more uncertain as businesses shut down, there are still things you as a job seeker can do to be ready as soon as an opportunity comes up. The best part? All of these things can be done right in your home.

Read More »
Soft Skills

The most important soft skill – adaptability

It’s 9 a.m. on a busy Saturday morning. You are scheduled to run an in-store event with fifty attendees expected. You and your team have been preparing for weeks, and everyone is aware of their roles and targets for the day.Then, you find out two of your team members are sick, bringing your staff down

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Interviews

Three easy-to-forget interview essentials

Interviews are hard. There is no escaping it. We are told to be ourselves, but also to change all our bad interview habits! Showing up as our best selves under pressure is very challenging, but the great news is that practice and planning make it easier every time. As we work out the best way

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Soft Skills

A pattern of success

I have the pleasure of receiving many of the feedback forms, surveys and reviews that our job seekers complete, noting their experiences at our employment services agency.  We often receive helpful feedback, shout-outs to staff and success stories. I enjoy reading and sharing these stories as people chronicle their job search journeys and reflect back

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Job Searching

When looking for a job, the right map can make all the difference.

In recent years the path to finding employment has seen many twists and turns, requiring successful job seekers to demonstrate a new flexibility. The old ways of locating job leads and typing up cookie-cutter resumes have lost their effectiveness. Despite new and well-intentioned recruitment websites which aim to connect candidates with employers, many hiring managers

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