Want to Get Promoted? Avoid These Unflattering Behaviours

Want to Get Promoted? Avoid These Unflattering Behaviours

March 2nd, 2018

By Priscilla Poirier, Toronto IT Recruiter We all want to get promoted. You work hard and you want to be rewarded with increased responsibility – AND more money. But too many people assume promotions are readily…

Do You Suck at Applying for Jobs?

Do You Suck at Applying for Jobs?

January 4th, 2018

By Priscilla Poirier, Toronto IT Recruiter Applying for jobs can be stressful. No one likes to wait. Once you apply, you want to hear back right away. But it doesn’t always work this way. For many…

Mental Health Week – The Importance of Employee Wellness Plans

Mental Health Week – The Importance of Employee Wellness Plans

May 2nd, 2017

Today is the start of Mental Health Week – a national event that takes place during the first week of May to create awareness and get people talking about all issues related to mental health. Did you know that 70% of Canadian employees are concerned about the psychological health and safety of their workplace, and 14% don’t think theirs is healthy or safe at all? Obviously, there is work to be done!

Graduating Soon? 5 Tips to Land a Job Right Out of School

Graduating Soon? 5 Tips to Land a Job Right Out of School

February 23rd, 2017

When we were younger, we all dreamed of being recruited right out of school and having a job lined up after graduation. The truth is that it doesn’t always work out this way, however, it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. You just need to know how to go about the process to make yourself a desirable candidate.

3 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Great Year to Make a Career Change

3 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Great Year to Make a Career Change

January 13th, 2017

If you are thinking about making a move, there is no better time than now to make a career change, and 2017 is looking like a great time to take that leap. 2017 projects to be a good year for job seekers, particularly for the following three reasons.

How to Hire to Cover a Maternity Leave

How to Hire to Cover a Maternity Leave

December 2nd, 2016

Hiring to cover a maternity leave is a very different situation than hiring to fill a vacant position. There are many variables at play, and how you approach hiring for a maternity leave can have a big impact on company culture, employee satisfaction, performance, and many other internal factors.

Unprofessional Habits That Kill Your Chances of Getting the Job

Unprofessional Habits That Kill Your Chances of Getting the Job

October 25th, 2016

We all want to make a great impression during a job interview, even if we don’t get the job. This is why we spend so much time prepping for job interviews, reviewing questions we could be asked and trying to look our very best

Meet the Headhunter: Priscilla Poirier, Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Priscilla Poirier, Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter

August 25th, 2016

Listen more, talk less. There are many times when I have witnessed this business becoming more about the recruiter and their needs and less about the candidate and what’s best for them. More recruiters should listen to their candidates and, instead of just trying to make submissions, try to understand what they’re really looking for. If submitting them for a job takes too much convincing, it’s probably not the right role for them!

You’ve Been Fired. What Do You Say In Job Interviews?

You’ve Been Fired. What Do You Say In Job Interviews?

July 8th, 2016

No one wants to get fired, but it happens – to a lot of people, all the time, and for a variety of reasons. Whether you did something that violated the company’s code of conduct, are not fitting in with the culture, you got downsized, or it was simply a numbers game, the best thing you can do is focus on the future. Regardless of the reason, you can’t change the fact that you were fired, and you need to move on.