The Bagg Group Blog

Don’t have summer job yet? Don’t panic

May’s here and you don’t have a summer job lined up?  Read this before panic sets in around the kitchen table at home. At The Bagg Group, we get what it’s like to be a student on the lookout for work.  We’ve worked with thousands as temps over the years.  And of course, we were all… Read more »

Could your phone cost you a job?

Some things are just irresistible. Our smartphone is one of them. Most of us are drawn to our screens like moths to a flame.  Studies show we don’t even realize how often our eyes rove to to look at our all powerful rectangle. Glancing at our phones is the new normal.  That’s why it shocks… Read more »

Can you be too early for an interview? Oh yes!

“There is no such a thing as early, there’s on time and late.” That’s what comedian Chris Rock said his father taught him. Chris Rock’s father was clearly not a recruiter. If he was, he’d know you really can be too early. Arriving way ahead of time to an interview, or any meeting, can work… Read more »

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 »

New hot words you may not know – but should

What about that youthquake? That’s a question that could just shake you up in an interview. Because if you’re like most people, you’ve never heard of it. But it’s the Oxford Dictionary Word of 2017.  Oxford says the term caught fire this year for describing movements fueled by youth.  Most on social media though disagree, and… Read more »

5 unusual ways to network that are brilliant

Networking is the name of the game for job-hunters.  About 44% of all work opportunities arise from networking. Yet, as we’ve written about in the past,  most job-hunters say they dislike networking and are terrible at it. Typically, many think networking is high-pressure, with high stakes. Their idea is that you have to figure out… Read more »

It’s not Scrabble, but writing resumes is word play

It’s not exactly Scrabble, Words with Friends, or a crossword puzzle, but writing a good resume does take some word play. How to play to win with your resume Thinking as a game, if your resume lists the skills and experience an employer wants, you have passed the first obstacle. You are eligible for the… Read more »

Missing extra daylight? Try this

Daylight savings hits on November 5. And with it, more often not, a personal energy crisis. Until we adapt, the shorter days can throw a wet blanket on the enthusiasm needed to search for full-time work or a new opportunity. At The Bagg Group, we’ve been actively listening to job candidates for more than 46… Read more »