Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Category: Job Search

Are These Job Seekers Stupid or Lazy?

Posted on September 13th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Job Search. Comments Off on Are These Job Seekers Stupid or Lazy?

I can’t decide whether these job seekers are stupid or lazy or both?

As an employee at a recruitment firm, I get emails from job applicants. I don’t recruit, my name is NOT affiliated with any job opportunities on our website, nor do I pretend to hire for a position, yet I still get applications. I try my … Read More »

The Leader’s Most Critical Role

Posted on June 11th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on The Leader’s Most Critical Role

The Leader’s most critical role.

Jim Brown

According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year.  A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees.  Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year.  That’s a pretty significant attrition rate.  And as almost half of all … Read More »

IT recruiters combine personnel skills with tech sector knowledge

Posted on June 6th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Job Search, Recruitment. 3 comments

Photograph by: Rebecca Blissett , For  Postmedia News

 Julia MacKenzie is an IT recruiter who created her own job  with Goldbeck Recruiting Inc. after she convinced its owner to open an IT  Recruiting Division.

As the information technology field continues to grow, competition for  candidates to fill key IT positions is heating up, says Julia MacKenzie, … Read More »

Tips on Getting Your Resume Noticed

Posted on May 23rd, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Tips on Getting Your Resume Noticed

Reposted: September 2012

Get To The Point Quickly: Employers have to sift through hundreds of resumes and you have 2 seconds to grab their attention. One of the easiest things to do is to use bullet points; avoid writing long paragraphs that are dense. Try to stay away from writing every article you were published … Read More »

Make Your Resume Stand Out

Posted on May 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search. Comments Off on Make Your Resume Stand Out

The answer depends on your situation and on what position you are applying to.

1.  Strategic Choice of Information

Strategically you need to decide what you want the viewer to see. I recently met a young woman with a master’s degree in engineering who wanted a technical sales position. My advice to her was to reduce the … Read More »