People who sell medical devices have a unique skill set and a big challenge: they’re often lay people who sell to medical professionals.
They’ve got to be good sales people – that’s a given – and they’ve got to be able to understand a product so thoroughly that they’re able to educate the true experts in the … Read More »
BC Residential Construction Monthly News: Starts in Multi-Unit Buildings Down 22.2% in February 2014
In the last quarter of 2013, things were looking good for residential construction businesses in BC.
According to Statistics Canada, residential permits were up 29.9% and there was a 9.9% increased investment in residential structures (mostly single family homes, row houses and doubles).
With this in mind, BC Stats predicted a 3% growth for BC’s residential construction … Read More »
“‘Big-city wages, small-town prices’ is a darn fine business model,” says cartoonist and entrepreneur Hugh MacLeod.
(And of course he didn’t say “darn”, but I’m keeping it clean.)
MacLeod was talking about being a being a loosey-goosey location-independent creative professional, but he could just as easily been talking about being a pharmacist.
A pharmacist does the model one better, … Read More »
What advice do they give job seekers? And how can candidates stand out among the competition? What are the challenges associated with “brain drain” and the skills training gap?
Henry Goldbeck will be answering these questions and more on The Bill Good Show on Monday March 31, 2014.
In our candidate database we have seven ninjas.
Here’s how many we’ve interviewed: 0.
Here’s how many we’ve hired or placed: 0.
“Would you hire someone who described herself as a ‘new product ninja’ or a ‘ninja programmer’?” I asked Henry Goldbeck, the president of our company and a recruiter with more than 27 years of experience.
“Maybe,” he said. “I don’t care what people call themselves. If they have the skills for the position, I’ll call them. The question is, would I see their resume in the first place?”
And THAT is the question.
Here’s how to be creative on your resume and on LinkedIn…and still get found.