Category: Tips for Job Seekers

How Goodly Do You Talk?

By Catherine Lam, CPA, CMA   How important is communication? Being in IT, I work with a lot of developers, technical architects, and folks whose first language is not English. First and foremost, I wrote this post for people in the North American corporate world, where the primary language of business is English. However, I…

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How Guanxi can be the Wind in your Sail

By Catherine Lam, CPA, CMA Have you heard of Guanxi? Chances are, you might have encountered this term in passing when talking about business. If you grew up in a Chinese household like I did, you’d definitely grew up with it. It’s the Chinese term for relationships. The term guanxi (pronounced ‘gwon-shee’), is usually used…

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Top 5 Recruitment Firm Myths – Debunked

Disclaimer: you should know that I recently re-watched Jerry Maguire this past weekend so I apologize in advance for the TomCruise-ian undertones of this post. To begin, it is just plain unreasonable for we Recruiters to expect you to know our process.  I want to peel back the onion and take the opportunity to give…

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How to Make a Smashing Introduction

Guest Post by Cat Lam, April 2017   If you’re anything like me, I’m naturally an introvert. I am uncomfortable in large group settings. However, I know that if you want to build your network, there is only so much you can do online. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to suck it up…

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How to Amplify Your Job Search During a Downturn

thedailyenglishshow.com   Let’s be honest:  searching for a new job doesn’t usually excite most people. Update your resume or catch the newest movie? Search job ads or scroll through YouTube? Practice for interviews or hang out with friends? I know what I’d rather be doing. Multiply that lack of a good time by throwing in an economic downturn and…

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To Temp, Or Not to Temp

Hi! My name is Moe Yassine and I am a Temporary & Contract Recruitment Consultant, here at Recruitment Partners. I work with non-working candidates assisting them in finding interim employment while their ongoing search for a permanent job is active; however, it doesn’t mean that all non-working candidates are eligible to be temporary candidates through…

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Counteroffers, DON’T DO IT – Career Suicide

It’s everything you want, career advancement, higher salary, great location and an exciting future ahead of you!  You have carefully thought about your resignation, you have told yourself; “Keep it business, don’t make it personal, short and sweet, don’t offend and don’t burn any bridges”.   The moment you hand in your resignation and tell your…

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Tips for an effective Skype Interview

One of our requirements when representing our candidates is conducting a thorough interview to not only understand their skill set but to also understand what they are looking for in their next role. The sense of urgency on the temporary side does not always cater to an in person interview, if so we opt for…

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How To Write a Resume (from Scratch!)

How to Write a Resume (from scratch!) In this downturn, a strong resume is a must.  Depending on the role, employers can see north of 300 resumes per posting.  How does your resume stack up? Is it clean, easy to read, and not overwhelming to look at? Are your points made in bullets as opposed…

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