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10 Questions & Answers by Ross Campbell, Toronto Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter
To help you get to know the headhunter on the other end of the phone, each month we at IQ Partners will profile one of our recruiters by asking them 10 questions. This month meet Toronto-based headhunter Ross Campbell, a Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter.
I was a stock boy at Canadian Tire and proud of it!
We need a regulatory body or board to audit the industry and bring up the overall level of ethics; that’s where I see the future of this business.
Passion for doing this business better is the key; pushing myself every day, doing it passionately, and maintaining genuine relationships.
“How would you sell this job to a passive candidate?” It’s not the most profound question, but gives me real insight into the unique selling points of the position and company, and that’s what matters. Now I can answer well when a candidate asks, “Why would I want this job?”
Jim Collins. He’s one of the most prolific business writers of all time – an incredible visionary and leader. Truly inspirational.
A candidate should always ask the headhunter, “What makes you unique?” In my opinion, I should have to sell myself to a passive candidate.
I once interviewed a candidate who had body odour so bad that I had to cut the interview short, apologize and fib that something had come up, and leave the room. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Nice person but not a fit.
First and foremost the ability to deliver on a search, but also the gut feeling when you ask yourself, “Do I trust this person?”
Maintaining faith, love, and hope.
Interested in learning about the way headhunters think? Visit the Meet the Headhunter blog category for all of our Toronto & Montreal headhunter interviews. Also check out Toronto financial services & insurance recruiter Ross Campbell’s blog posts and connect with him on LinkedIn.
IQ PARTNERS is a Recruitment Agency with offices in Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver, We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. Our recruiters specialize in Marketing, Communications, Consumer Goods & Services, Retail, Sales, Technology, Finance & Accounting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, HR & Operations, and Construction, Property & Real Estate. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Ross Campbell is a Partner and Practice Lead, Financial Services & Insurance with IQ PARTNERS. Celebrating over 10 years of management consulting experience in executive search, recruitment, and training in Canadian financial services and insurance companies, Ross thrives on the belief that business can be done significantly better by investing in the right people.