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Explaining Unemployment in the Job Interview

In April 2015, the unemployment rate in Canada hovered around 6.8 percent of people who want to work and who can, but aren’t. Taking care of family, changing career paths, going back to school, getting laid off — these are only a handful of reasons why some people are currently unemployed.

You’re not the first person to explain why you’re currently unemployed when you get to the job interview. But how you explain your unemployment will have a big impact on your chances of getting the job. Here’s what you need to know.

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Employer Advice: Say This, Not That to Job Seekers

interview4Unlike growing a chia plant at your workstation, you need to put a lot of time and effort into making your next hire. That’s because job seekers expect responsiveness and communication throughout the hiring process.

Setting the right expectations for job seekers from the start — by communicating regularly and effectively — is key to offering a great candidate experience.

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