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 »


What To Know About Background Checks

Posted on May 24th, by Jessica Miles in Job Search. Comments Off on What To Know About Background Checks

If a potential employer requests a background check, the candidate who they are considering hiring must provide written authorization.  It is very important for candidates to provide authorization to the background-check company directly for privacy reasons.

Since it is the employer who is requesting and paying for the background check the information will not be shared … Read More »

Helpful Tips For Stay-At-Home Mom’s Re-entering The Workplace

Posted on May 16th, by Jessica Miles in Interviewing Advice, Job Search. Comments Off on Helpful Tips For Stay-At-Home Mom’s Re-entering The Workplace

Transparency – make it easy for potential employers to know that you were off work for parenting reasons. We all were brought into this world by our mom’s and employers should understand the realities of parenting.
Confidence – maintain confidence that your skills do not lose their value even though you have been out of the “paid … Read More »

How to Follow-Up After You Didn’t Get the Job

Posted on March 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in Interviewing Advice, Job Search. Comments Off on How to Follow-Up After You Didn’t Get the Job

There are few things more discouraging than a phone call or email advising, “Sorry, you didn’t get the job”.  It especially stings if you felt you performed well in the interview and it was for a job you really wanted.

So, what went wrong? You don’t have to wonder. In fact, we recommend you follow up … Read More »

Combat Job Search Fatigue

Posted on January 13th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search. Comments Off on Combat Job Search Fatigue

Henry Goldbeck came across the question “How to Combat Job Search Depression?” and shared his thoughts on it below:

“The biggest reason for job search depression is focusing on things out of your control. If you focus on what you can control and stay disciplined, you will feel much better during the job search and be less likely to become depressed or discouraged.

What can you control?

Your research of opportunities, … Read More »