Dave SpeiranDirector, Client Services
Toronto
(416) 599-4700 x274
speiran@iqpartners.com

Dave is Director, Client Services within IQ PARTNERS’ Legal practice, focused on providing specialized recruitment solutions to the top law firms across the GTA.

Dave has been recruiting in the staffing industry for almost 20 years with a proven record of providing the right candidates for permanent and contract roles.  His focus on building strong relationships allows clients to trust in his understanding of their organization and their staffing needs.  Dave is often praised for his responsiveness and communication, and has gained a solid reputation based on integrity with a commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients and candidates.

Recruitment Specialties: 

Law clerks, legal assistants, and back office legal support.

Strengths: 

Direct recruitment (headhunting) and account management.

Weaknesses:

Paperwork.

Weekends:

A die-hard Blue Jays and Maple Leafs fan who is also addicted to professional wrestling, Dave spends his free time catching games whenever possible, weightlifting and yoga.

Q&A

1. Who are your heroes in business?

I don’t really have a “hero” in business… I have worked with so many amazing people in the industry, it is hard to narrow it down.  The people I have worked best with have been Leaders, not Bosses.  Anyone that leads by example gets my respect.  Don’t tell me what to do, teach me how to do it.

2. What question should every candidate ask when a headhunter calls?

How long has this position been open and why is there a vacancy?  This answers so many questions at once.

3. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in an interview or on a resume (no names please)?

I am still blown away by some of the email addresses people put on their resume.  Some examples: hotstud69@gmail.com or prettysassychick@hotmail.com.  Might work great with Tinder, but your job search — not so much.

4. What’s the one quality companies should look for when hiring a headhunter?

Responsiveness and honesty.  Clients would prefer to hear that you do not have someone with the skill-set that they are looking for at this time, instead of being told you do and then not delivering.  Gain and keep their trust and they will always come back to you.

5. What trait do you most like to see in a job-seeker?

Manners and professionalism.  The first thing I do prior to an interview is check with our reception and see how the candidate treated them.  Were they polite?  Friendly?  Always remember the second you are on the company property, there will be eyes on you.