Steven PetroffRecruitment Consultant
Toronto
(416) 599-4700 x259
petroff@iqpartners.com

Steven is a real connector.  After graduating from York University with an Honours degree in Economics, Steven went on to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.  He began his career in Customer Service at CIBC VISA and went on to Business Planning at Rogers Communications.  He then became Owner and Controller of a Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, specializing in Recognition & Rewards programs for companies such as KPMG, Toronto Construction Association, Franklin Templeton Investments and Labatt’s.

As a member of the IQ PARTNERS Financial Services & Insurance practice, Steven specializes in the recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals.  He supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach.

Steven helps organizations find great people.  He helps people find their path.

Recruitment Specialties:

Accounting and Finance.

Strengths:

Integrity, relationship building, optimism.

Weaknesses:

Dairy Queen Blizzards.

Weekends:

Canoe trips, yoga (yes yoga), mediocre golf.

Q&A

1. Who are your heroes in business?

Ted Rogers, David Thomson.

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

“What about me is of interest to you?”

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

Candidate had on his resume that he was in prison for 2 years for dissident activities.

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

Honesty.

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

Confidence in one’s abilities.

“When Steven reached out to me I hadn’t been looking for a new position or company. Thank you Steven for being persistent about making sure I was informed and enabled me to make a great career choice.”– Investment Planning Advisor, Wealth Management

“Steven was able to find me a job very quickly. He was very easy to work with and was exceptionally committed to finding a position for me that suited my skills.”– Staff Accountant, Public Accounting