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The Job Seeker's Guide: 5 Things to Remove from Your Resume, TODAY!

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Many of our candidates come from far and wide, and the sets of rules for what is acceptable on a resume is always ambiguous because things differ from one place to another! So here's our take on 5 Things to REMOVE from your Resume, when applying for jobs in the Vancouver market (and probably all around in North America)! We've also come up with a name for our job hunting series, and we're calling it our Job Seeker's Guide!

1) Birthday/Age
We find that it’s quite common outside of North America to include this information on your resume. For our purposes?: Don't.

2) Marital status
To be quite honest, we really just don't need to know. 
3) A Long Detailed List of Interests
This is a bit of a grey area and depends on the kind of roles you’d like to land, with the more formal positions being the least appropriate platforms for oversharing. The optional “Interests” section highlights a handful of good interview conversation starters, potential commonalities, or eye-cat…

The Job Seeker's Guide: The 5 Interview Questions You NEED to be Prepared for (and how to prepare for them!)

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We've all been there, and for some of us who are newly graduated into the scene, it can sometimes be a challenge: The Interview. Here at Arlyn, we are almost always answering candidate queries on job interview tips and how one can prepare for them! These are some of our most frequently asked questions, summarized into one handy post! 



1) The question:Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your last position?


They’re looking for: Honesty, context and brevity: The employer is looking for any potential problems that caused you to leave; if you were fired, let go of, or if your contract had come to a close. If any of the latter is true, then tell the potential employer. If you were terminated for poor performance, attendance or interpersonal issues, prepare an honest answer that addresses those issues, as it will no doubt be verified by your references.

Your Answer: 
Tell the truth and frame it in a positive way. Practice telling your story to a friend. Own your history. Provide an id…

How to take care of your well-being during crunch time

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As we’re all aware, it’s February, and things are starting to pick up (maybe even more so than we may expect!) Which begs the question, how well do you deal with stress during crunch time?
The term “well being,” according to the folks at New Economics Foundation, is all about feeling good and functioning well. The UK-based charity think tank, under the Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project, released a report on the5 Ways to Wellbeing, highlighting key components of achieving optimal mental and physical wellbeing.
The report formed the basis of long-term health planning across the pond, but we think the universal truths bear repeating anywhere in the world.

1) Connect!


Connect with the people around you. Find ways to forge connections with the people in your life, whether it’d be at work, in your family or even your community and beyond. When it comes to our mental wellbeing, people and relationships matter.

2) Be Active!


Be active! Find an activity that fits into your lifestyle and makes…