How to Stand Out With Recruiters

I read somewhere that only 10 to 15% of vacant positions in the market go to a formal search with a recruiter.  Most of the open roles are either publicly posted or companies are recruiting for directly.  Many of the searches that we work on are either very difficult to fill, are confidential in nature…

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My Parents Wanted Me to Be a Recruiter…

My parents (mostly my mom) put a huge emphasis on school.  Although neither of them graduated from post-secondary, they both regarded school as the ticket to a better life.  Instead of going out with friends or participating in extracurricular activities, they wanted me (and my siblings) to study, study and then study some more.  They…

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The Importance of Networking

As a recruiter, I meet a lot of people.  I meet with clients, potential clients, candidates and those looking for advice on their career.  Other than the last group, it is typically me who is reaching out to these different individuals asking for their time.  Many times, my call or email is ignored – not…

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