Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Category: Career

Getting Hired By Writing a Killer LinkedIn Profile

Posted on January 29th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search, Recruitment, Resume Writing. 1 Comment

LinkedIn released a few days ago, they have over 200,000,000 registered members. 75% of the Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn as their recruitment resource and, one in six professionals successfully used social networks to get employment. So what are the tried and tested methods used to get you hired through LinkedIn? Step one write a … Read More »

A Compilation of Cringe-Worthy Job Applications

Posted on October 30th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search, Recruitment. 4 comments

In the spirit of Halloween I’ve compiled a few cringe worthy job applications we have received at Goldbeck. Happy Halloween!

I received a photo of an obviously inebriated and not very awake candidate and his wife at their wedding reception. It was in an envelope with a resume and confetti. It must have seemed like an … Read More »

Bad Job Boards: Cheaters and Liars

Posted on October 23rd, by Henry Goldbeck in Human Resources, Job Search, Recruitment. Comments Off on Bad Job Boards: Cheaters and Liars

Why are the jobs no longer on Goldbeck’s website but, still on other job boards?

This is a big time waster for recruitment firms, mostly due to inefficient and dated job boards. Candidates will regularly contact us to get an update on jobs that are no longer on our website but are still visible on other … Read More »

Do People See Value in Your Work?

Posted on October 22nd, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, Leadership. 4 comments


Monetary recognition is an important motivation however, ask yourself, are you measured by money or are you motivated by money? Barry Shwartz, a TED presenter gave an example of Motivational Competition. In Switzerland, when they were deciding where to locate nuclear waste dumps, psychologists surveyed two groups. The first group was asked “would you be … Read More »

Visa Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Posted on October 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. 1 Comment

Years ago, on my first day in the Commerce faculty at the University of British Columbia, the Professor asked the class, “What is the Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur?”  Students came up with different definitions; however, the Professor said, “No, you’re all wrong!  The Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur is the first man in line … Read More »