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What should I know about phone interviews?

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP Originally published at Settlement.org Also known as a screening interview, phone interviews are used by employers and recruiters to short-list you for an in-person interview. During a phone interview, you answer questions about your relevant work experience, qualifications, and salary expectations for the job.   When and why are phone interviews

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Follow this Advice to Produce Resumes Free of Grammar & Spelling Mistakes

Written  by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   There is nothing more frustrating than realizing you have misspelling or grammar errors on your resume after you had clicked the “Apply” or “Send” button. Research shows that your resume can end in the “pass” pile if the HR recruiter or the hiring manager notice misspelled words on your

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Volunteering: Is working for free worth it?

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   A couple of weeks ago, I bumped into a colleague who works next door. She asked me how I was doing, we started chatting, and I mentioned some volunteering activities I am involved in. “Oh, do you do all that work for free? Why would you do that?” She

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Become Unstoppable: Network your way up into the Canadian Labour Market

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   Meet Miguel Abascal: Immigrant to Canada (2010), Project Manager in the financial industry, relentless volunteer, and co-founder of UnstoppableMe. You have a lot in common with Miguel: You are immigrating to Canada, you want to work in your area of expertise, and you can be unstoppable.   Networking opens

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PrepCan’s Insiders Vol. 1

Written by Stacey Noronha   Dear PrepCan, I’m new to the country and am looking for work. Do you have any suggestions on how I can break into the Canadian workforce? From: New To Canada   Dear New To Canada: Welcome to Canada! Here are some suggestions on how you can crack into the Canadian

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