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6 Tips for a Flawless UX Portfolio

6 Tips for a Flawless UX Portfolio

September 24th, 2015

For User Experience Designers, your portfolio is your number one tool for showing potential employers the work you’ve accomplished and the skills you bring to the table.
On the flipside, if done incorrectly, your portfolio can also be you what turns an employer the other way.
As a recruiter in this space, there’s nothing more unfortunate than meeting a strong UX designer who’s portfolio doesn’t effectively showcase their capabilities. To make sure this isn’t you, here are some high-level tips to help you develop an effective UX portfolio:

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company

September 17th, 2015

IQ PARTNERS is proud to be named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company by Canadian Business and PROFIT for the fourth time. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Recruiter-Proof Your Business: Seek Feedback

Recruiter-Proof Your Business: Seek Feedback

September 15th, 2015

We created a seven step guide to recruiter-proof your business using research and first-hand interviews with top companies like Google, Deloitte, LoyaltyOne, TD Bank, and Achievers. Each month we’ll share a little from each of the seven steps. This month: why it’s important to create a culture of transparency and seek employee feedback!

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.

What to do When an Interview is Going Really Badly

What to do When an Interview is Going Really Badly

September 3rd, 2015

Perhaps you’re late to the interview, you haven’t had a chance to review the candidate’s resume, or you call him “Dan” instead of “Derek”. This is a senior level position, Derek is a seasoned professional and you can tell he’s annoyed.
The best thing you can do is apologize and be upfront. Say something along the lines of, “Please excuse my tardiness, you’ve caught me on a bad day. Would you like to reschedule or are you okay to continue?”