Category Archives: Interview Prep

How to nail your Zoom interview

Thanks to Coronavirus there’s been a major increase in the number of recruiters opting for video interviews. Even in March, in the early stages of social distancing, there was reportedly a 524% spike in companies asking prospective candidates to interview online, rather than in person. For interviewees this can feel like a daunting prospect. “I’m so worried about where to look and the wi-fi crashing in the middle of the interview,” says Fiona, a 27-year-old that has just learned she’ll

5 Reasons why our online course will point you to Purpose

You asked, we answered: affordable and accessible career coaching has claimed its spot within Walk of Life. Whether you’re changing careers, returning to the workforce, or feeling engulfed in career fog without purpose, here’s why our online course should be at the top of your priority list: We’ve done most of the work for you Get our proprietary toolkit – created after a 20-year career as a recruiter, CR consultant and business strategist, I’ve seen all the mistakes that jobseekers make

Translate your skills for a career in sustainability

We have come a long way from non-strategic philanthropic cheque writing and simple energy initiatives like “turn out the lights”. The Sustainability agenda has “grown-up”! Sustainability 2.0 is now focused on engagement, collaboration and innovation. Now innovative initiatives to engage change are driven by practioners with business skills, not necessarily techie environmental nerds.  It used to be you needed more technical training and specialist skills, but now the ever-widening field of Sustainability wants to know you understand “the business”. Hiring

How to hire top talent

In a past article, I outlined my top five crucial skill-sets that a CSR or sustainability practitioner will need in their arsenal. Now, I’m sharing the challenging questions that really get to the heart of these competencies in a job interview context to help hiring managers sift out the gems. If you’re looking for the best talent but finding it hard to spot, or if you are the talent but struggling to land your dream job, then read through these 5

Guest blog: Hiring a career coach helped me find my dream job

By Laura Baker If you had told me two years ago that I was going to hire a “ career coach ” I would have laughed at you.  I consider myself a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman, so life coaches fall into the category of things that I don’t need.  If I can do something for myself, then I will, period.

Tips to land your dream job with a 30-second elevator pitch

Recently, I explained how having a pre-prepared elevator pitch up your sleeve can help you out of those sticky situations and into the good books of the person you’re trying to impress. But first, here’s an example of what not to do: “I am a sustainability consultant who writes strategies and supports employee engagement for companies wanting to be more responsible. I can help management to identify their challenges and sometimes design programs to help turn the strategy into practice.