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Today’s staff pick is a quote with a bit of background from a workshop.

If its 9:30am on a Thursday in an Employment and Learning classroom you will find a group of job seekers getting ready to participate in an interactive interview skills workshop being delivered by YWCA employment counsellors. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare the job seekers for their next job interview and build their confidence so they can market their skills, experience and knowledge to the prospective employer.    And get that job!

When in an interview situation, interviewers will ask a variety of questions.  A common interview question may start with, “Tell about a time when….”.   Richard Bolles, author of a job-hunting manual recommends, “Throughout the interview, keep in mind that employers don’t really care about your past. They only ask about it in order to try to predict your future (behavior) with them if they decide to hire you,”

To learn more about interviews and finding a job, a Staff Favorite in our resource library is “What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers” by Richard N. Bolles.  You can also find it at your local library.