Q: Is there any charge to applicants for utilizing the services of your employment/personnel agency?

A: No, there is absolutely no charge for utilizing the employment services of CareerView.

Q: What are the services offered by CareerView?

A: CareerView is an employment search service and, as such, strives to place people in their careers of choice. In the process of matching candidates to their chosen profession, CareerView is happy to provide a myriad of other human resource related services, also free of charge, including, but not limited to: career counseling; resume revision; interview techniques; marketplace trends.

Q: If I am registered with CareerView, am I bound to only using your services regarding my job search?

A: Absolutely not, you may register with as many search services as you wish. However, we always advise not to register with too many as it becomes quite difficult to juggle interviews, appointments etc. if you have too many people conducting a career search on your behalf.

Q: Will I have to undergo testing in order to be registered with your search firm?

A: Depending on the position for which you have applied, you may be tested for specific skills. For example, if you are applying for a position as an administrative assistant and the position requires strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, then you will be tested in the programs comprising the MS Office suite of software. In addition, if such a position has the requirement that you be able to compose basic business correspondence, you will be given a test that determines your ability in this area.

Q: Do I have to come to your offices all dressed up – after all, you are not the hiring firm but only the agency acting as the hiring company’s representative?

A: It is precisely because we are prescreening applicants on behalf of our client companies that it is very important that you make that great first impression with us, after all, we have to extol your virtues to our clients and remember, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression!"

Q: Before heading out on an interview, how important is it really to know much about the client company?

A: Job offers have been won on the knowledge or lost on the lack of knowledge that a candidate has of the company with which it is interviewing. Just think for a moment, would you want to hire someone who didn’t care enough to find out as much as possible about the company with which he/she claims they want to map out a career path? Your enthusiasm about the company, its products and services, its financial results, its name in the marketplace will put you way ahead of your competition in the race for that dream career. As an agency, we will give you a good background on the company but it is really your “job” to do your homework and retrieve as much background as possible about the company. With the internet at your fingertips, there really is no excuse to walk into an interview without sound knowledge of the company. One word of caution “beware” – never appear to know more about the company than the person interviewing you. Again, “beware”, at a first interview, do not bring up any negative aspect of the company’s history, that is something that would be more appropriately mentioned at the second interview stage where you have more right to ensure that there are no company related barriers as to why you would not want to pursue the position.

Q: What do I do if I am running late for an interview but have no way of calling either yourself or the client – for example, if I am stuck underground in the subway.

A: Obviously, if you are running late and able to call to indicate that there is a problem, PLEASE DO. We would prefer that you place a call both with us at CareerView and with the person conducting the interview as it keeps us informed and allows us to call the client to offer an additional apology from us on your behalf and, in the event that you are running really late and potentially inconveniencing the client, it also allows us the opportunity to ask the client if they would prefer to re-schedule.

In the event that you have no way to reach the client, (e.g. you are stuck on the subway) we would suggest that you try calling as soon as you have access to a phone to ensure that it is still okay for you to show up even though you are late. If you do not have easy access to a phone, we would suggest that you head to the interview anyway in the hope that you will still have an opportunity to interview. When you arrive at the client company, it is imperative that you offer profuse apologies and indicate that you would be happy to re-schedule at the convenience of the client. Please be sure to inform us if you were not able to be at the interview on time.

Q: What do I do if I get lost en route to a client which would result in my being late for the interview?

A: Follow the same advice as above. However, there should never be any reason for you to get lost especially if you have a couple of days lead time before the interview. If going by TTC, simply call (416) 393-4636 and tell them your point of departure and your destination and they will tell you the best route to take. Remember, TTC INFO is only open Monday to Friday 9-5, so call ahead of time. Similarly, there are information lines for GO transit, Mississauga transit and Markham transit.

If driving to your destination, be sure to map out a route ahead of time. Whether driving or taking public transit, we always suggest a trial run to make sure you know exactly where the company is located. It will take one of the pressures off you on the day of the interview.

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