Goal Setting

Wondering how to create Annual Goals that translate into career advancement? It’s that time of year when we consider Goal Setting and what we want to accomplish each year.  Having spent most of my career leading Human Resources teams, I am often asked a lot of questions about how to effectively set and achieve annual…

How to Ace Recruiter Interactions

Working with a recruiter can be a vastly different experience depending on your approach to the process. Most recruiters work on behalf of the hiring company (e.g. the one paying the recruiter’s fee) but that doesn’t mean that candidates aren’t our priority. Presenting great candidates to our client is how we succeed. The following is…

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…

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…

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…