1 08, 2013

Interviewing: Bring your own questions to the table

August 1, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interviewing, job search advice, meeting with a recruiter, potential employer|

Many people imagine the interview as a barrage of questions coming from only one person - the interviewer. However, your next experience doesn't have to be like that and, in fact, it shouldn't! In addition to being prepared to think on your feet while answering the interviewer's questions, you should also bring your own inquisitiveness [...]

26 06, 2013

The Definition of an Interview

June 26, 2013|answering interview questions, inappropriate questions, interview questions, interview stories, interviewing, job search advice, job seeker, looking for a job, meeting time, meeting with a recruiter, networking, potential employer, practical tips|

in-ter-view (n): A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant. mon-o-logue (n):  The Greek root word monologos translates to “speaking alone,” and that is a monologue: one person doing all the talking. Some people talk forever in a constant monologue, never letting you speak. If two people talk [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]