Meet the Headhunter: Steven Petroff, Accounting & Finance Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Steven Petroff, Accounting & Finance Recruiter

February 28th, 2017

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 job seeker or hiring manager. This month, meet Toronto Recruiter Steven Petroff.

Are You Making These BIG LinkedIn Mistakes? (video)

Are You Making These BIG LinkedIn Mistakes? (video)

February 24th, 2017

With over 467 million users and growing, what you do and how you appear on LinkedIn will start to affect your career prospects and trajectory more and more. Click to watch IT Recruiter Aaron Walker break down the biggest LinkedIn mistakes he sees every day… and what to do instead.

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.

What a Recruiter is Really Thinking When Reading Your Resume (video)

What a Recruiter is Really Thinking When Reading Your Resume (video)

July 28th, 2016

Having trouble landing your dream job? It might be your resume. As recruiters we review a lot of resumes and part of our job is to provide candidates with resume coaching and feedback. So to help you prepare your resume for when the next great role comes your way, we’re sharing 5 things a recruiter is really thinking when reading your resume.

Are You Committing These HUGE Resume Faux Pas?

Are You Committing These HUGE Resume Faux Pas?

April 1st, 2016

With 70% of employers spending less than 5 minutes reviewing your resume, and with 48% spending less than two minutes, you MUST ensure your resume is accurate, mistake free, and offers something that intrigues recruiters and hiring managers.

Recruiter-Proof Your Business: Give Feedback

Recruiter-Proof Your Business: Give Feedback

October 30th, 2015

75% of managers always/sometimes discuss employee career development – only 38% of employees agree. A major area where employee engagement can break down is unclear job expectations, particularly in how success will be measured and what the feedback loop is. In step 3 we discuss how to improve the feedback loop (hint: annual performance appraisals are NOT the answer) and how regular feedback can help you not only keep your top employees from leaving but also improve your corporate ROI.

How Do I Get Rid of My Headhunter?

How Do I Get Rid of My Headhunter?

June 11th, 2015

Sometimes a search just isn’t working out. Sometimes you’ve got the wrong headhunter who isn’t delivering or doesn’t understand your business. It’s time to cut your losses.

Innovative Ways to Attract Talent

Innovative Ways to Attract Talent

May 14th, 2015

It is no secret that competition for the best talent has never been fiercer. Innovative companies are going to greater lengths than ever to attract and retain the best of the best, so how do you keep up? In this blog I’ll break down where to start with your talent acquisition plan and how companies are thinking outside the box to attract the very best in the market.

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

March 19th, 2015

Dear Corporate Recruiter,

As an Agency Recruiter (headhunter), I/we am/are pleased to be chosen to assist you in your important search. It is our aim to be able to partner with your company and truly become an extension of your function. As Jim Collins says, “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” As headhunters, our goal is to find you those right people who will reflect well on your function and within your company overall.