Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

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Is your Contractor Really an Employee?

Posted on August 30th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, HR Management, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Is your Contractor Really an Employee?

The so-called “gig economy” has been in the news a lot. The rise of short-term contracts (freelancers, consultants, contractors) in the work landscape has been facilitated by technological advances and freelancer websites proliferating on the internet. The software company Intuit believes that as much as 45% of Canadians will be self-employed by 2020 and has … Read More »


From Simple to Simply Thrilling: The Diversity of Accounting

Posted on August 18th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, In The Media, Job Search, Just For Fun. Comments Off on From Simple to Simply Thrilling: The Diversity of Accounting

Push a button, pick up the phone, take notes, and repeat. While the tasks of office life can seem mundane at times, they certainly don’t need to be! In this short blog, we are going to briefly explore the diverse (contrary to common belief) world of accounting. Now we aren’t talking about adrenalin inducing exciting, … Read More »


Canadian Employers Gain Easier Access To Global Talent

Posted on August 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, In The Media, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Canadian Employers Gain Easier Access To Global Talent

Over the past few years, Canadian employers have lamented the onerous bureaucratic process associated with bringing foreign management staff to Canada. Recently, however, the federal government introduced a two-year pilot visa program –the Global Talent Stream(GTS) – as part of its Global Skills Strategy. The GTS allows certain types of workers to be granted a … Read More »


How Employers View A Gap In Your Resume

Posted on June 7th, by Henry Goldbeck in Interviewing Advice, Resume Writing. Comments Off on How Employers View A Gap In Your Resume

A HOLE IN ONE

You might think that when employers see holes in your resume it’s game over. But the right explanations and presentation can soften the blow and provide ample reasoning for your choices.

First impressions are difficult. They can be difficult during in-person meetings or presentations when you are meeting someone for the first time. … Read More »

Most Common Skillset Sought After In Entry Level Workers

Posted on May 29th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Most Common Skillset Sought After In Entry Level Workers

1.) Definitely MS Office proficiency and strong Excel is a differentiator. 

2.)  If you are a power user and show examples of sophisticated multi-page spreadsheets you have created, it is a bonus.

3.) Important to have shown initiative to solve problems or create and complete any type of projects beyond the minimum required.

4.) Post secondary graduation.

5.) Good communications … Read More »