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Tips for Job Seekers, Up Close & Personal

9 Things you Wish Job Candidates Knew – by Jeff Haden

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Sure, you’ll consider their qualifications. But admit it: This is what you’re really looking for during interviews.

Jeff HadenBy Jeff Haden – @Jeff_Haden on Twitter

 

Job candidates say a lot during an interview. As the interviewer, so do you.

But there’s a lot you wish you could say to job candidates well before the interview ever takes place:

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Business & Entrepreneurs, Tips for Job Seekers

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

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Recently this excellent article from Jeff Haden was borough to our attention and recognized as extremely helpful when it comes to proper grammar! Read through the following and save yourself some embarrassment.

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb – From Jeff Haden on Linked In

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. Read More…


Tips for Job Seekers

How To Write a Resume

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One of the most common discussions I have with candidates seems to be regarding feedback on their resumes and how they can build a proper resume – which is not always an easy task. It seems that there are so many tips out there – be it from recruitment agencies, internet sites, or resume writing services. Read More…


Tips for Job Seekers, Up Close & Personal

Why Haven’t You Found a Job Yet?

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“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” –Thomas Edison.

 

As a recruiter on one of the largest and most tenured Temporary Placement teams in the city, I’ve seen nearly every reason under the sun that candidates find themselves unemployed in this tight market. As of July 2014, Alberta sat at 4.5% compared to a Canadian 7% unemployment rate, and it begs the question – why haven’t you found a job yet? Read More…


Up Close & Personal

Diamond in the ruff? I sure hope so!

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At the end of our team meeting I was “encouraged” to contribute to our site by adding a small blog;

“A Blog” I said

“Yep” she replied.

“What did you want me to write about?” I asked intently (I thought this was a pretty fair question as I haven’t really been asked to do this type of thing in the past)

“Something you know about, anything” she replied

I’m sure my quite nature stunned her because anyone who knows me knows that I am anything but quiet. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Tips for Job Seekers

5 Reasons why it is hard to hire great people today – via Jeff Zinser

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An excellent article worth reading from Jeff Zinser – the owner and founder of Right Recruiting , an executive search firm based in Philadelphia. Right Recruiting’s clientele is comprised of national and local businesses, and Zinser specializes in both contingency and retained search.

 

5 reasons why it is hard to hire great people today

Every week, calls flood in to recruiting agencies from new clients looking for great people. Read More…


Up Close & Personal

The First Face -Reception

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Your initial opinion of a company’s culture and their quality of employees is formed on the first instance of communication – which is 95% of the time going to be with the person working at the front desk. Behold, The Receptionist! This seemingly entry administrative position may be more significant than you realize. Though your interaction with the receptionist may be very brief, they are often seen as the face of the company. Read More…


Tips for Job Seekers

Brain Tattoos – Robin Sharma – Advice for Success

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We received some incredibly valuable insight from Robin Sharma, Canadian lawyer, leadership expert, and writer, about how to bring yourself closer to your goals by changing your perspective. Connect with this master of words via www.robinsharma.com or connect with him on Twitter, @_robin_sharma:

 

Robin Sharma: Today I wanted to share 4 of the “brain tattoos” that have been creating exceptional results for members of my online courses as well as participants at my live presentations around the world. Read More…


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CPA Career Expo & Our iPad Mini Winner!

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On January 22nd Recruitment Partners set up and managed a booth at the Chattered Professional Accountants Career Expo in the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre. We’re ecstatic to report our wonderful team had a busy, exciting day introducing themselves to new candidates who are actively looking for job opportunities in Edmonton. Attendants at the expo ranged anywhere from new graduates to professionals with 20+ years of experience: therefore we were able to gather some amazing resumes and useful connections. Read More…


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Happy Holidays!

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Wishing you and your loved ones warm tidings and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Glorious New Year!

Our office team is brimming with Christmas spirit; ready to celebrate with our families, eat ourselves into food comas, and indulge in any and all kinds of beverages. We hope you are, too!

The Recruitment Partners 2013 Staff Christmas Party, held at Sabor Divino on December the 7th, was an absolute success. Read More…


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