Career Advice

Using LinkedIn to Stay Connected to the Job Market

Whether you’re seeking your next great employment adventure or happily employed but keeping an eye on the market for future opportunities, we cannot stress enough how important your LinkedIn profile is! LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the internet, with over 500 million members globally1 and over 12 million in Canada.2 While it might seem [...]

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10 Lessons Job Seekers Can Learn From Olympians

Over the last week our team has been enthusiastically cheering on our fellow country men and women as they compete in the Olympics. We are in awe of not only the Olympians' physical abilities, but also their unwavering commitment to their sport. As a team, we have been reflecting on the athletes' performance and have drawn several [...]

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To Be A Successful Sales Professional In 2016 & Beyond You Need To Do These 3 Things

Technology has impacted just about every aspect of our lives and the sales profession is not immune. In fact, in my role as a specialized Recruitment Consultant, I have been witness to a remarkable evolution. Across the world, progressive organizations and innovative sales professionals are using technology to re-engineer the sales process. So, what does [...]

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7 Tactics To Help You Stand Out During Your Job Search

Today’s job market is fiercely competitive and it can be hard to get noticed in a sea of applications. That said, there are some strategies you can apply to help you break through the noise and land your dream role. We spoke to our team of Recruitment Consultants to gather their 7 best ideas for improving [...]

Fresh From Our Desk: What’s Hot In IT

Fresh From Our Desk: What's Hot In IT Across Western Canada, the tech boom has given IT professionals a lot of choice in where they can work. The industry is rapidly evolving, with business needs changing, new technology launching, and start-ups taking off. IT job seekers often come to us curious about the hiring trends [...]

Beyond The Basics: Resigning Gracefully

Beyond The Basics: Resigning Gracefully So, you have made the decision to leave your current job. Congratulations, you are embarking on an exciting chapter in your career! At The HeadHunters and TempsAhead we work closely with our clients when key roles like yours become vacant. Over the years, we have learned a thing or two [...]

Etiquette Tips For Foreign Workers In Canada

Etiquette Tips For Foreign Workers In Canada Canadians are famously polite. For a new citizen, permanent resident, or skilled foreign worker in Canada, this is not always a good thing.  You see, some Canadians are too polite to tell a foreign worker that they have made a misstep in the workplace. That’s why we are happy [...]

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Techniques To Help You Manage Workplace Stress

    Stress affects job performance. The odd stockbroker or Formula One driver might say that they thrive on it, but for most people stress is exhausting. Typically when people get stressed they find less pleasure in their work. Furthermore, Sun Life Insurance reports that stress is a major contributor to employee absenteeism. Clearly, no-one benefits when [...]

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A 3-Step Process To Keep Your Technological Skills Up To Date

  Technology, especially business software, evolves quickly and dramatically. In just a few years we have seen applications such as Dropbox, Google Docs and Skype for Business become essential to many industries. What is more, in 2013 some of the world’s most familiar software programs such as the Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suites, implemented cloud-based systems [...]

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How to Make the Most of an Entry-Level Position

Consider your entry-level position as your foot in the door, a stepping stone, on your way to greater things.  You now have the opportunity to gain the knowledge you need and practice the skills necessary for advancement.  If you are struggling to remain positive about your entry-level position, remind yourself that most Fortune 500 CEOs [...]

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How to Get Promoted at Work

You might wonder how to get promoted at your job. If you have been at your workplace for any length of time you have undoubtedly seen people move in and move up along the way. How do they do it?  There are plenty of paths you can take for how to get promoted. Here are [...]

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What You Need to Know About Recruitment Agencies in Canada

Recruitment agencies can have different roles in different countries. In this post, we’ll be breaking down what you need to know about working with recruitment agencies in Canada – from what fees apply, to what service they provide.   Employment agencies exist for three main purposes: Assist employers with recruiting fitting employees. Match job seekers [...]

A Quick Guide to Finding the Right Career

Whether you live in Edmonton or Vancouver, finding the right career requires research, understanding yourself and acquisition of new skills and knowledge. Oh, and there’s another thing. The courage and ambition to pursue a new career path! Let’s break down your career discovery journey into four steps: Identify interesting occupations. Evaluate your skills and strengths. [...]

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No Degree? Some Jobs to Consider..

The Headhunters President, Cam Macmillan, was quoted in today's Financial Post article discussing job prospects for people without degrees.   EXCERPT BELOW -    Getting a university education usually translates into a higher paying job. But if you don’t have a degree, don’t despair. According to a recent study by Adzuna.ca, a job search engine, a [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Goal Setting

Ok, we’re nearing the end of February, so how is everyone doing with their new year’s resolutions? Do you even remember what they were??   If you’ve lost track of your goal progress, don’t be discouraged! Let’s take a moment to look at those goals and make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.   [...]

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Holiday Networking Tips [VIDEO]

Over the next few weeks, many of us will be attending a number of professional and personal networking events. The holiday season is a peak networking season so don't let it go to waste! This video from career consultant J.T. O'Donnell is a good reminder that if you dread networking - you're probably doing it [...]

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How to Change Careers like Mark Wahlberg

Rapper. Model. Actor. Producer.   Marky Mark managed to break free from the Funky Bunch and not only have one, but multiple successful careers in the spotlight. He’s one of a small handful who has managed to transform his status from 90s teen idol to Oscar-nominated producer.   While most of us would be hard [...]

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Questions to Ask an Interviewer

"Do you have any questions for us?"... Silence. A lone tumbleweed blows through your mind. Sound familiar?   At the end of an interview it’s standard procedure to save some time for the candidate to ask any questions he or she might have. Yet surprisingly so many hopefuls end an interview without asking a hiring [...]

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Ask For The Job

At the end of an interview, most candidates ask “what’s the next step?” - great question. But if you’re really interested, why wouldn’t you ask for the job?   “Dave, thank you so much for your time to today. I have to tell you I’m so excited about your opportunity and I would love if [...]

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How to Ask for a Raise

    Asking for a raise is an uncomfortable prospect for most of us but doing your research and presenting a valid case can be a great exchange for both you and your boss. We break down our key steps to asking for a raise.   Do Your Research Firstly, do your homework and find [...]

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Handshake 101

It’s one of the first and last impressions you’ll leave with an interviewer so it’s time to revisit one of our favourite topics – The Handshake. Your handshake says a lot about you, it can exude confidence, enthusiasm, anxiety,  honesty... this list goes on. So what’s your handshake saying about you?   The Wet Lettuce: [...]

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Resigning the Right Way

When it comes to handing in your notice there is definitely a right and wrong way to do it! Quitting your job can be a liberating experience, but be careful not to let your ego get in the way of respect. While the thought of slamming the door in your boss’ face and publicly calling [...]

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A Job Search Tip From Lenny Kravitz

In the words of a young Lenny Kravitz “it ain’t over til it’s over”. Ok so maybe Kravitz wasn’t exactly crooning about your job search but it’s wise words to keep in mind when you’re in the midst of a hot job hunt.   Sometimes we’ll meet candidates who have a verbal offer, or simply [...]

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Is It Time For A New Job?

Dreading the day ahead? Constantly watching the clock? Perhaps it's time to consider finding a new job. Watch out for these signs that  it may be time to start a job search.   1. You start hanging out with the ‘disgruntled’ group Almost every workplace has ‘those people’. The ones who like to complain constantly [...]

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What Your Email Address Says About You

It's often overlooked in the job application process; but have you ever stopped to think what your email address is saying about you? We've seen a range of email address faux pas. From the unintentionally irreverent to the politically incorrect.. to just not having one at all!   The unprofessional email   We’ve all had [...]

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Counter Offers: BEWARE

Your resignation letter landed on their desk and your boss feels a rush of panic. In a desperate plea to convince you to stay they may have thrown the moon at you. An almost irresistible counter offer with promises of nothing but rainbows and butterflies. CAUTION: Hazard Ahead! Counter offers are tricky business and there [...]

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GROW your career this Spring!

Looking for a fresh start this Spring? A new job? Or simply a new challenge in your current role? You're not alone. Spring fever hits the workplace every Spring. People can get restless - some put their energies into gardening, shaping and tending the soil. And like every new seedling that needs care and attention [...]

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