Top In Demand Tech Skills (That Pay Well!)

Top In Demand Tech Skills (That Pay Well!)

December 1st, 2016

t’s not surprising to hear that technology jobs are in high demand, especially when it comes to specialized skills such as programming. It’s also not that surprising to hear that there are tech jobs that pay well. But what are the skills that are in demand and the positions that offer a great salary?

Meet the Headhunter: Jenny Petrova, Technology Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Jenny Petrova, Technology Recruiter

April 28th, 2016

I always tell my candidates to see me as their fairy godmother because I want nothing from them but I’m here to make sure they’re 100% happy. No, honestly a lot of candidates have had bad experiences with recruiters so it’s very important to keep open lines of communication and be as transparent as possible.

Meet the Headhunter: Aaron Walker, Technology Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Aaron Walker, Technology Recruiter

December 1st, 2015

IQ PARTNERS would like you to get to know some of our recruiters. Each month we ask one of them the same 10 questions about their lives, the headhunting business, and what you should know as a talent seeker or candidate in the current job market. This month, meet Toronto-based Technology Recruiter, Aaron Walker.

A Headhunter’s Guide to Lateral Hiring

A Headhunter’s Guide to Lateral Hiring

September 10th, 2015

A lateral hire is someone hired “from the side”, meaning at the same experience and wage level as their previous job. As most hiring managers and HR professionals know, luring a top candidate away from their current job to one with the same salary and title can require a bit of finesse. Here are my top tips on how to complete a successful lateral hire, starting from the first point of contact, the job posting.

The 7 Best Interview Moments in Movies

The 7 Best Interview Moments in Movies

August 13th, 2015

Like only Vince Vaughan can, he and Owen Wilson’s character ramble their way through the Google interview question, “You’re shrunken down to the size of nickels and thrown into a blender – what do you do?”

Takeaway: In the face of even the most ridiculous questions, don’t try to ramble your way through it – 90% of the time it will be nonsense. We’ve all been there. Stop, think, and start over.

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

July 2nd, 2015

As IQ PARTNERS grows we are conducting more and more business internationally, and with that comes increasingly frequent Skype interviews. Having seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to Skype, here are 6 tips to ace a Skype interview with a headhunter.

Meet the Headhunter: Randy Quarin, Co-Founder & Emerging Technology Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Randy Quarin, Co-Founder & Emerging Technology Recruiter

April 2nd, 2015

Who are your heroes in business?
My dad (with my mom’s support). He and my uncle ran a construction company called Quarin Brothers for 30 years. In the same vein, my heroes are every small business person who has an idea, empties his/her wallet, and gives their soul into building something.

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

March 19th, 2015

Dear Corporate Recruiter,

As an Agency Recruiter (headhunter), I/we am/are pleased to be chosen to assist you in your important search. It is our aim to be able to partner with your company and truly become an extension of your function. As Jim Collins says, “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” As headhunters, our goal is to find you those right people who will reflect well on your function and within your company overall.

4 Ways to Write (& Receive) More Professional Emails

4 Ways to Write (& Receive) More Professional Emails

January 8th, 2015

In a text message world, our collective outlook on email has become increasingly casual. But this can have real implications in a professional setting, in terms of the practical dissemination of information, productivity, and perception. To help you simplify your life in 2015, here are 4 quick and easy reminders to help you write (and receive) more professional emails.