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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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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…