Dos and Donts of Speed Networking

We asked employers from past speed interview events the following question. “If they could give any advice to the candidates before they walked into the interview room, what would it be?” Future speed interview goers, take heed, here are CPABC’s Do’s and Don’ts of speed interviewing. Do: Research, research, and research some more. Employers appreciate Read more about Dos and Donts of Speed Networking[…]

Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for

What are employers truly looking for in candidates during a speed interview session? For the answers, we went straight to the source:  employers, who have participated in our Speed Interview Nights in the past. Pay attention and put your best foot forward, or best hand if you’re interviewing with Neil Focht, Accounting Manager at Enterprise Holdings Inc. Neil admits Read more about Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for[…]

A Recruiter Speaks: Tips for Winning Interviews

So, you’ve made it through the networking events and have been invited to an interview – congratulations! Wondering how to prepare and what to expect? Jenna Imai, Manager of Talent Attraction at KPMG Vancouver has some insider tips for you. During your preparations, put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer “Think about what you Read more about A Recruiter Speaks: Tips for Winning Interviews[…]

Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names

Does this ever happen to you? You are at a networking or social event and you are introduced to somebody but as soon as their name is spoken it disappears from your memory, never even seeming to enter your mind. You think you are doing everything right:  firm handshake (but not too firm), direct eye Read more about Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names[…]

5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email

  Whether it’s a full-time, part-time, or a co-op position you’re applying for, many employers request that résumés be submitted via email. Here are some tips on how to get your résumé noticed as soon as it hits the employer’s inbox. 1)      Use a Straightforward Subject Line Some positions require a specific reference number or statement be Read more about 5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email[…]

Top 5 Winning Personality Traits

  We came across an article on Forbes.com that listed the top 5 personality traits employers hire most. Universum, a Swedish employer branding firm, collected the data by interviewing 1,200 of the world’s top companies, and ranked the traits by importance. The five traits are: Professionalism. 86 per cent of recruiters and hiring managers look for Read more about Top 5 Winning Personality Traits[…]

Tips for New Hires

Starting a new job—even if you’ve just landed your dream job—can be a source of great anxiety.  In fact, the first days on the job can be the most challenging for new hires. It can be overwhelming to set foot into a new office where you have to not only learn the responsibilities of the Read more about Tips for New Hires[…]

Call Me Maybe. 3 Quick Tips To Make Sure Your Calls Are Returned.

An HR manager from one of our CPA Career Connect employment partners gave us a call saying she had received a voice message from a student she met at a networking event. She could not make out the student’s name or phone number so she asked that I listen to the message to see if Read more about Call Me Maybe. 3 Quick Tips To Make Sure Your Calls Are Returned.[…]

Mentorship Plays a Role in the Development of Every CPA

To assist future CPAs acquire the competencies expected of a professional accountant, mentorship is now a CPA practical experience requirement. CPA students and candidates who start employment and register with their provincial CPA body after September 2014 will be required to have a mentor. CPA students/candidates will meet with their mentor at least twice a Read more about Mentorship Plays a Role in the Development of Every CPA[…]

The Co-op Advantage

Post-secondary students often ask us whether co-op education is a good complement to their business education and whether it is worth extending their stay at post-secondary to take on a co-op program. While each student’s situation is unique, there are considerable benefits to co-op education. Here are a few thoughts from our own experience: First, Read more about The Co-op Advantage[…]