Meet the Headhunter: Gary Hinde, IT Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Gary Hinde, IT Recruiter

September 27th, 2016

Currently there are no barriers to entry whatsoever in the recruitment industry, so while I don’t want to add a layer of complexity, I think there certain criteria (mostly around business ethics) that should be built in, that just aren’t there right now.

5 Go-to Unconventional Interview Questions Headhunters Ask

5 Go-to Unconventional Interview Questions Headhunters Ask

August 30th, 2016

A tech CEO contact of mine always puts his phone on the table during the start of an interview and sees if his candidate does the same. If they do he casually asks them about their phone and phone choice, to break the ice but also as an opportunity to understand how they make decisions as well as their approach to technology.

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!

Meet the Headhunter: Riel LaPointe, Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Riel LaPointe, Financial Services & Insurance Recruiter

July 29th, 2016

As far as agency recruiting goes, there are way too many “fly by night” shops that give our industry a terrible reputation. I have worked with countless recruiters over the years, many of which are phenomenal, and many others – not so much. Too many are focused on their commission instead of the human beings they are trying to help match up.

Meet the Headhunter: Mark Rouse, Toronto Marketing Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Mark Rouse, Toronto Marketing Recruiter

June 24th, 2016

There’s a story about Pablo Picasso that speaks well to the enormous time investment that recruiters make (to know the candidate market, to really understand the industry we serve) well in advance of actually being engaged in a search. It goes; a woman sees Pablo Picasso sitting on a park bench, idly sketching. She approaches and asks for sketch. He says yes, does it and as he hands it to her says “that will be $5000.” The woman is outraged and says “that only took you 15 minutes!” to which Picasso replies, “No Madam, that took me 40 years.”

Meet the Headhunter: Sarah Brekelmans, PR & Marketing Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Sarah Brekelmans, PR & Marketing Recruiter

March 17th, 2016

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 PR Recruiter, Sarah Brekelmans.

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.

Meet the Headhunter: Elaine Bellio, Sales Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Elaine Bellio, Sales Recruiter

August 27th, 2015

What question do I need to ask a candidate to find out if they’re a good fit for your organization?
Believe it or not it actually stumps the majority of my clients… I usually get “Oh, I don’t know, let me think about that…” And then when they do, whatever they come up with is almost always the key to successfully recruiting on that role.

How to Describe a Weakness in an Interview with a Recruiter

How to Describe a Weakness in an Interview with a Recruiter

August 20th, 2015

“I’m working on getting better at presenting to large groups of people by presenting to my team every week. It’s getting easier, but to be honest it’s always been a challenge for me, which is a lot of the reason I went into this field… I was the only sixth grader I knew with a deep passion for Excel spreadsheets.”