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 [...]

30 04, 2012

To our Fellow Recruiters – Let’s Stop Embarrassing Ourselves

April 30, 2012|headhunting, headhunting firms in Montreal, how to choose a headhunter, how to work with recruiters, lack of motivation, leadership, meeting with a recruiter, modern companies, Montreal headhunters, Montreal recruitment, Pronexia's business model, recruitment, recruitment firm, recruitment industry, unhappiness at work|

I read an article on Next Montreal (a Montreal source of all things tech) and it left me with a feeling of overwhelming sadness. The article is entitled “Looking Back on my Year of Recruiting” and you can find it here. The article was written by someone who spent under a year working in recruitment, so [...]

17 09, 2011

Optimal Candidate / Headhunter Interaction (& how to handle ridiculous questions)

September 17, 2011|answering interview questions, how to choose a headhunter, how to work with recruiters|

Could you possibly write a post(s) about the optimal candidate – headhunter interaction. I am going to start my own job search, and it’s clear that outsourcing it completely to headhunter(s) is not an option. Correspondingly, I will have to contact literally hundreds of companies on my own, and I am not sure whether getting [...]