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 [...]

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 [...]

21 01, 2011

Do you spend over 100,000 minutes a year feeling miserable?

January 21, 2011|2011, find a better job, lack of motivation, Montreal, unhappiness at work|

If you work a full year at 35 hours / week with four weeks off, it amounts to over one thousand six hundred hours (or over one hundred thousand minutes). That is an insanely high number – probably higher than the time you spend with your family or friends, and definitely higher than the time [...]