11Feb 2018

There are many different types of interviews. Once you are selected for an interview, you may experience one or more of the situations described below. When you schedule an interview, try to get as much information as possible about whom you will be meeting. Note that it is rare to have only one interview prior to a job offer. Whatever the type of interview, it is still best to ensure that you are ready for each different one. You could do this by practising various questions you might be asked or by attending an interview skills course . Either way, you’ll ensure you’re better prepared. Most employers will bring back a candidate a number of times to be sure a potential employee will fit into the company culture. Continue reading

28Jan 2018

Are you ready to land that job? You’ve got the interview, so how do you prepare for it? How do you answer the tough questions? What should you wear? Apex Career Services has come up with tips to help you prepare for success! Let’s face it, interviewing for a job can be a very stressful event. However, it does not have to be. Continue reading

14Jan 2018

The job market is on the up and up, and companies are doing well and hiring. Standing out in interview is of utmost importance, especially with tough competition. With an influx of information on the internet and elsewhere, there is a definite influx of sometimes confusing and contradictory info.  You might be wondering what is good career advice, and what advice you should downright ignore.  There are a number of common misconceptions related to interview best practices. Below are tips that can help you stand out from other candidates and avoid frequent mistakes so you get hired. Continue reading

24Dec 2017
  1. Determine your own destiny

Before you embark on the search for a job, make sure you have a true understanding of your qualifications and the types of jobs you are seeking. Simply applying online by uploading your resume and cover letter is not always the most effective way to job hunt. As you may have experienced, your resume often gets lost in the sea of resumes. In order to stand out, you need to apply online, then locate and follow up with the recruiter or someone at companies where you have applied. This is a great way to make connections with inside connections who may be able to fast track your resume to the right person. These contacts can be very helpful in propelling your resume up the pipeline. Not sure how to connect with recruiters and other company insiders? Try LinkedIn! It a great tool for connecting with other professionals. Continue reading

05Nov 2017

It is no mystery that the job search process can be very stressful. It takes a great deal of inner strength, dedication, planning and self-control to be successful in your job search. Regardless of the struggles you face in your job search, it is up to you to go above and beyond to ensure your success!  Playing the victim or giving up at the slight sign of a challenge or struggle is unacceptable, and will surely guarantee your failure.  People all around the world struggle daily with wide-ranging visible and non-visible challenges, so that cannot be the excuse or reason you fail. A truly committed job seeker, always views the glass as half full, with endless possibilities.  A true champion stays attentive and committed to ensuring his or her success.  If you find yourself always coming up with excuses as to why you can’t meet deadlines, follow instructions, keep appointments, and just always have an excuse for everything, then you may want to rethink your attitude.  Here are bad habits to watch for in order to prevent self-sabotage: Continue reading