10 Buzzwords You Should Delete from Your LinkedIn Profile – NOW!

10 Buzzwords You Should Delete from Your LinkedIn Profile – NOW!

March 21st, 2017

Buzzwords – you know, the ones you hear and see online and on resumes all the time. They are also the words that fall on deaf ears and are glossed over by people because they have been overused and lost their meaning. As a recruiter or hiring manager, you likely come across these words and phrases all too often, especially on LinkedIn profiles. While people use buzzwords to match job descriptions and hopefully gain the attention of recruiters, they can actually have the opposite effect.

The Biggest Mistake You Are Making on Your Resume

The Biggest Mistake You Are Making on Your Resume

July 22nd, 2016

Many executives (and professionals in general) tend to make the same common mistake on their resume, a mistake that could cost them a call back or interview.

5 Steps to Making a Career Change

5 Steps to Making a Career Change

January 5th, 2016

By Sarah Brekelmans, Toronto Marketing Recruiter These days, people are not just looking for a job that pays the bills – they are looking for a career that aligns with their goals and interests; something…

Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips from a Headhunter on Closing a Candidate – Pt. 2

Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips from a Headhunter on Closing a Candidate – Pt. 2

October 16th, 2014

Presenting a low ball offer to a candidate to save a few dollars on their salary is just bad business.
If you want a good employee who will spring out of bed in the morning to come and work for you, and stay for the long run, then pay them what they’re worth. A rookie mistake is to assume the salary you gave the last person in the role is good enough for a future employee. Salaries are dependent on the candidate and the market; how much could they get elsewhere? Remember that last year’s market prices or what you feel the market prices should be are irrelevant. Do some research to ensure the salary you offer is competitive.

Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips from a Headhunter on Closing a Candidate – Pt. 1

Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips from a Headhunter on Closing a Candidate – Pt. 1

October 13th, 2014

Most often a meaningful job with a lower salary will be chosen over a less meaningful job with a higher salary.
But what makes a job meaningful? Opportunities for advancement, feeling challenged, and making a real impact are some of the common factors. Outline how the candidate can progress through the company and how they will be challenged. How does the company as a whole, and that role in particular, make a difference in the world?