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Our Headhunters share the tricks and tips on landing the perfect job and optimizing your career! We have amassed best practices from hiring for the country’s employers of choice and are not holding back on sharing them with you. Read on to discover what top hiring managers wish you knew!

2201, 2015

I Am Not a Robot and Neither Are You

January 22, 2015|

The struggle Not too long ago, I had found my dream job...or so I thought. I built up this ideal of what it is I wanted from life that could challenge me and allow for growth in my career. I did what all of my teachers said: I made a plan. I studied when I [...]

3012, 2014

Are You a “Dynamic Team-Player?” Let’s Hope Not.

December 30, 2014|

  It’s long become a known fact that over half (yes, half) of Canadians have pursued post-secondary education and, at the very least, over 20% of the market is filled with university graduates (a number that continues to rise daily).  Millennial (twenty-to-thirty-somethings) in particular are becoming more specialized, more skilled, more available for positions in [...]

2010, 2014

Why a Globe and Mail Article for Women Enraged Me!

October 20, 2014|

As a female business owner, I am naturally passionate about women’s place on the business arena. When scrolling through my Twitter feed, I always pause when my eye catches a post targeting professional women. That is exactly what happened when I came across this article posted on Globe and Mail’s website. I paused, clicked and [...]

1610, 2014

I Just Checked Out Your Facebook Page!

October 16, 2014|

Yep. You sent me your résumé earlier today to apply for a position I am advertising and before calling you (or actually not) I Googled your name and checked out your ‘digital footprint’. I know that it sounds stalker-like and I used to scoff at the idea of looking up job seekers’ personal pages online. [...]

2705, 2014

3 Things That Make Your Manager Cringe

May 27, 2014|

When discussing a new opening with a hiring manager, recruiters usually zero in on personality traits a potential hire must demonstrate. Many tend to be fairly cliché – autonomous, cooperative, pleasant, friendly, and so on. I like asking something different: “What makes it difficult for you to manage someone? What makes an employee average?” I [...]

2005, 2014

Should you hide your criminal record?

May 20, 2014|

Years ago I met a candidate who was in the running for the position of Executive Assistant. She came across as polished, professional and demure throughout all of my conversations with her, including of course an in-person interview. My client, President of a Montreal-based distribution company, interviewed his prospective assistant twice and was eager to [...]