Too old to get hired? Nope

If you’re a baby boomer looking for a job, with relevant up-to-date skills, know that you’re still in the game. We know older job-seekers worry about ageism affecting their chances.  About 50 percent of older job-seekers say they feel there’s a bias in favour of younger candidates, according to surveys. A newly released Australian study found almost… Read more »

Blooper therapy for job-hunters

At some point, every one of us has clicked send — and then caught the typo. You’re not alone if you’ve ever walked out of an interview and asked yourself during the elevator ride down if you should run back into the interviewer’s office and change an answer to a question you blew?  (By the… Read more »

3 questions The Bagg Group wants you to ask interviewers

Want a tip to skew conversations in your favour? Ask questions! The person asking the question holds the power When you ask a question, you’re in charge of the conversation, at least for a bit. That’s because we are, for the most part, conditioned to answer a person’s question. (There are a few exceptions to… Read more »

Must-know tips for managing your reputation

 In a recent blog, we suggested you take a second look at your profile picture to see if it passes The Bagg Group test. Now, we have another test to help you manage you reputation as you search for new or different work opportunities. This time  — enter your name in search engine.  What comes up?  Click on everything… Read more »

What’s a word worth in a resume? A lot

You’ve heard it here before, skimming is the new reading. So want to know how to slow a reader down when they’re looking at your resume? You’ve come to the right place. At The Bagg Group, we’re known for our expert eye. When we look at resumes, we do it through the eyes of our clients… Read more »

Role play your way to a revised resume

Every job comes with some tasks that you really wish you didn’t have to do. The job of looking for work is no exception. And one of the activities job-hunters dislike the most? If you do it, you’ll know it … customizing your resume for every position you apply for. Not much fun, time-consuming, #rather not…. Read more »

How to create fastest elevator speech ever

In past blogs, we looked at how the pursuit of your goal gives you a great story to tell about yourself. This time, the challenge is to tell your story about what you want, and why in a flash – literally. (And if you think you can’t tell a lot in a flash: Check out the… Read more »

Our favourite resume bloopers

As you look back on your job search efforts over the year, you might have a reason or two to slap your forehead. Don’t worry.  Everyone always does. Maybe you didn’t spot the typo on your cover letter for a copy-editing job. Or blanked out when the interviewer asked where you studied. And you can be… Read more »

The Job-Hunter’s Wish List for Santa

It’s the most reflective time of the year – for employees and job-hunters alike. It seems there’s something in the air around now that triggers our instinct to look back over our shoulder at the year that was. And then to look ahead, and draw up a wish list for Santa for the year to… Read more »

Catch ‘em while you can: Top online writing tips

As we blogged recently, skimming is the new reading.  Now, we offer top tips for how to write for those who scan the text on their screens. Whether you’re drafting a cover letter, a note to get an informational interview — or anything you want to someone to actually read — keep these tips top-of-mind…. Read more »