Interviewing Tips/Expert Profile

Lisa McGrimmon

Canada
On Vacation
returns 12/31/2017
Expertise

I can answer questions about resume and cover letter writing, how to find job leads, and all facets of the interview process including how to prepare for an interview, common techniques used by employers, how to handle specific interview questions, and what to do after an interview. I facilitated a job finding club for five years and have helped approximately 2000 clients find work. I have written almost 1000 resumes and have conducted approximately 2000 mock interviews for clients.

Experience in the area

As a job club facilitator, I ran weekly workshops which covered resume and cover letter writing, maintaining your confidence through the job search process, how find good job leads, and job interview skills. I worked one on one with each participant in my workshops. By the end of the week, each client received an individualized resume written by me, with the client's input, and each client participated in a mock interview that I observed and critiqued.

Education/Credentials

Career and Work Counselor Program, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Bachelor of Education Degree, Queen's University

What do you like about this subject?

I love being able to share information that can have a huge, positive impact on people's lives. I chose this field because it allows me to help people help themselves.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There are simple techniques that can put you ahead of the competition when you're job searching. Too many people miss opportunities because they don't completely follow through with good job search strategies. That's great news for anyone who is willing to follow through 100% with the little extras. You just have to be a bit better than the competition, and that can be easier than you might think.

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Zakaria06/09/13101010Thanks a lot, Lisa!
Jeremy02/24/13101010Lisa gave me a great, detailed answer .....
Betty01/26/13101010Thank you so much for your helpful .....
M01/22/13101010Awesome and very clear-cut answer to a .....
Ryan10/15/12101010 

Recent Answers from Lisa McGrimmon

2013-07-02 What to Tell an Interviewer if You are Fired From a Job:

Hi Wayne,    I'm sorry you're in a tough situation.  It is smart that you're being proactive, though, and not waiting until you have an interview to try to get answers.    Answering questions about why

2013-06-09 Describe one of your weaknesses:

Hello Zakaria,    It is quite common for interviewers to ask about your greatest weakness, so it is smart for any job seeker to be prepared with an answer to this question.    I have answered this question

2013-02-23 how to appeal myself to someone totally different:

Hi Jeremy,    First let me say, you have done some excellent research.  You might be surprised by how few people do really good research before a job interview despite the fact that it is generally quite

2012-12-22 interview question response when it concerns health:

Hi again, M,    I had one other thought that could be helpful, so I wanted to add it to the answer.  If you scroll down toward the end, past the original answer, under the heading One More Thought

2012-08-15 What is your greatest weakness:

When you are asked what is your greatest weakness in a job interview, the employer knows that nobody is perfect and just wants to see how you respond to challenges.  He or she wants to know that you will

 

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