17 05, 2013

Punctuality – at the top of interview etiquette!

May 17, 2013|answering interview questions, applying for a job, appointement, how to find a job, interviewing, job opportunity, job search, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer, practical tips|

  Preparing for an interview is key and punctuality should be at the top of the list. Being punctual says a lot about a person. It demonstrates that you are dependable, professional, serious and respectful of other people’s time. Whether you are commuting by public transit or driving to your interview, you should always research [...]

13 05, 2013

Social Media & Your Job Search – Please Don’t Post That Party Pic

May 13, 2013|applying for a job, branding yourself, corporate culture, CV blunders, how to write a resume, inappropriate questions, including hobbies on CV, job search, job search, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, online presence, social media, social media and HR|

There’s no doubt about it, these days we all spend a decent amount of our time on social networks.  Whether it’s checking out the latest viral video on YouTube, confirming our attendance to a friend’s birthday party on Facebook or searching for a new recipe on Pinterest – it’s become an everyday occurrence in our [...]

17 12, 2012

You are the 20th Recruiter to call me!

December 17, 2012|applying for a job, basics of professional courtesy, dealing with headhunters, how to work with recruiters, inappropriate questions, job search advice, lack of motivation, practical tips, recruitment|

One of our recruiters just got off the phone with a candidate who left the impression of being both conceited and arrogant. Perhaps it was not his intention to be rude, but when you start the conversation by sighing and saying, “you are the 20th Recruiter to call me,” you are bound to come off as [...]

12 07, 2012

My Love Affair…with Recruitment

July 12, 2012|applying for a job, canadian recruitment, dealing with headhunters, find a better job, headhunting, how to work with recruiters, interview stories, job search advice, meeting with a recruiter, Montreal headhunters, Montreal recruitment, potential employer, practical tips, recruitment, recruitment industry, soft skills, unhappiness at work|

Our last blog post made me stop and think – why is it that I am so passionate about Recruitment? What is it about this field that motivates me more and more with every passing year? Why is it that I would not leave this industry, no matter how sweet a potential offer? Everyone’s experience [...]

11 09, 2011

Functional VS Chronological Résumé

September 11, 2011|applying for a job, how to choose resume format, resume writing tips|

A reader asks:I had a question concerning résumé building. A friend and I were discussing the advantages or disadvantages of a Functional format résumé. I argued that the Functional CV better showcases the skills necessary to do the job, especially in career change situations. My friend stated that recruiters (especially those in recruiting firms) simply [...]