Professional Development


Webinars for a Safe & Happy Workplace in 2017

The Headhunters is excited to introduce a new webinar series starting this year. We’ve partnered up with organizations who are experts in their fields to bring you top-notch, free advice!

If you are an HR professional, hiring manager or just interested in great tips for your workplace, please join us for one of our free upcoming webinars:

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Managers Can Now Access Google’s HR Practices

Managers Can Now Access Google’s HR Practices
Google has a reputation for having immaculately brilliant human resource strategies. The search giant has made headlines over the years for bold policies on matters such as parental leave and environmentally-friendly commuter initiatives for its staff. Even with Senior VP, Laszlo Bock admitting last year that “Google is not where […]

The 10 Job Skills You Will Need In 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The job market is evolving at a rapid pace. Literally overnight some jobs are becoming redundant, while new industries are being born. Across the world technology, globalization and shifting demographics are having a profound impact on the kinds of jobs available. Consequently new skills are required for the emerging vocations.


The below infographic from The Top […]

How to Manage Career Development Action Plans

Work-life balance, salary, and culture all contribute to the retention of your top employees. But at some point, as many careerists will tell you, ambition may tempt your most talented assets to search elsewhere when internal opportunities run dry. At such times, career development action plans (CDAPs) are a useful way to channel employees’ ambitions […]

Want To Be A Better Conversationalist?


In the digital age people’s ability to connect with others and strike up meaningful conversations is weakening. In fact, many employers have to search harder these days to secure employees who possess strong interpersonal skills. Whether you are looking to get hired or get more connected in your current role, accentuating your conversational skills will no doubt […]

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile [INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful resource for your job search; it enables you to promote your professional profile, network and get involved in industry discussions. If your profile is lackluster it may be detrimental your professional image and job search efforts. Most employers will review a potential candidate’s LinkedIn profile during the hiring process. The […]

22 Tips to Make Networking Less Awkward

Networking can be an awkward experience even for the well initiated. Here are 22 quick tips to freshen up your networking skills and make it more fun and fruitful:

Set yourself networking goals, e.g. “I will meet 5 new people tonight”, “I want to have a meaningful conversation with John Smith”
Take a buddy with you if […]

6 Employee Training Tips That Will Ensure New Hires Hit the Ground Running

New hires can inject a lot energy into any company but if they are not well trained, they may become dissatisfied or frustrated with their job. Here are six tips to ensure that your employee training prepares your new hires for their new positions and places them on the road to a successful placement in your […]

Ask A Recruiter: Knowing when to hire and delegate

A client asked us a question about appropriate interviewing times that hinted at a larger issue  –
Is it unreasonable to ask for candidates to come in for interviews between 7pm and 9pm? I’m the President and Founder of an extremely busy and fast-growing tech company, we desperately need to hire but it’s hard to fit […]

5 Organizational Change Management Tips

Change is a fact of life and an essential part of doing business. In today’s fast moving and highly competitive environment, the only way businesses can remain profitable is by changing to adapt to emerging realities. Organizational change management involves careful planning and implementation after thorough consultation with, and involvement of, the people directly or […]

Ask A Recruiter: Struggling with job searching as a senior executive

A senior executive asked for advice on handling job search at a high level –


As a senior level marketing executive, I have found myself on the job market after 8 years with my former company. I have 30+ years experience in marketing with many notable achievements to my name. My last three roles have all […]

How to Interview to Find the Best Fit for the Job

After you have narrowed your list of applicants down to the few whose resumes are up to par, it is time to start preparing for interviews. This is one of the most, if not the most critical part of the employee search process, so you should do whatever you can to conduct the best interviews […]

Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you wake up 3 hours before work?

Do you exercise aerobically at least four times per week?

Do you make your children volunteer at least 10 hours per month?

Well, some of the world’s wealthiest people certainly do. In this infographic from NowSourcing, the habits and traits of the world’s richest people are on display.

While adopting these habits […]

Define Yourself as a Leader

Guest post by Lisa Martin

There is no single, definitive way to be a RockStar Leader. You can certainly learn by example but trying to adopt someone else’s leadership style will never work in the long run.

I’m a huge believer in defining your own leadership brand. I get how odd and disconcerting it may feel to […]

Ask A Recruiter: How to Set Up Informational Interviews

A job seeker asked us about how to set up informational interviews  –

“I’m often told ‘informational interviews’ are a great way to get your foot in the door or find out more about a potential career. But how do you even start setting them up? Is there a certain etiquette to follow? Do I just […]

Leadership: Going from Good to Great

We’ve all met those leaders in our lives. Men and women who surpass being just ‘good’ leaders; and instead live, breathe and inspire greatness in others.


But what makes a leader go from good to great?


Joel Peterson, Chairman of JetBlue Airways, recently shared in this LinkedIn post four core principles that he believes mark the difference […]

LinkedIn Etiquette: 20 Do’s and Don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn is an essential job search tool for today’s job seeker. It’s ideal for personal brand building and nurturing your professional relationships.


But just like all social networks, LinkedIn has it’s own unwritten rules of etiquette that users tend to follow. The below infographic from Top Dog Social Media lists 20 of their top Do’s and Don’ts […]

How to Interview like Google

How many golf balls can fit into an airplane?

How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

These are the kinds of impossible brainteasers that Google’s interview process used to be famous for. But no longer!


Laszlo Bock, Google’s Senior VP of People Operations, recently […]

The Glowing Introduction Technique for Networking

Guest post by Gayle Hallgren-Rezac

A Glowing Introduction™ is a technique that all good networkers and connectors use.  Most people take the easy way out and say things like: “This is Jasmine, we work together.” or “This is my better half.” (Seriously, do people still say this?  Yes, they do, and it’s cringe-worthy.)  Instead of these lacklustre ways to […]

Time for a Mid-Year Business Review

Where does the time go? 2013 is halfway over and summer is finally here! And while it’s tempting to ditch our suits for sunscreen and hit the beaches, July is the perfect time to review the first half of the year and reassess your plan of attack for the rest of the year.


Most businesses will […]

New Hires: Sink or Swim?

Last week we wrote about a new employee’s first day on the job. But what about day 5? Day 30? 90? 6 months? 1 year?


Beyond that initial orientation, most managers throw their new hires into the deep end with a ‘sink or swim’ mentality. “You’ll pick it up as you go along” or “just ask […]

The Puzzle of Motivation

With the announcement this week that the hugely popular TED Conference will be moving to Vancouver, we decided to revisit one of our favourite TED talks.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.



Dan […]

What’s the Best Sport for Networking?

Golf has been synonymous with business networking for a long time but there are a few other sports that are great for your health and your career!



We’ll start with the classic; the gentleman’s game has been a stalwart for the (mainly male) business community. With plenty of downtime to actually talk and accessibility for all […]

How to Measure “Hit the Ground Running”

It’s one of the most common phrases that come up in the hiring process. “I need someone who can hit the ground running.” But what does this really mean? Someone who has done similar work before? Someone who learns quickly?


If you’re looking for a new hire who can “hit the ground running”, oftentimes it means […]

Must-Follow HR Blogs

Staying on top of industry news and trends can be a time-consuming task. Subscribing to some trustworthy blogs which continually post interesting and relevant content  can be a great time-saver. Spark Hire recently posted their Top 25 Must Read Blogs for Employers, and it’s a pretty noteworthy list!

In no particular order, here are the blogs that […]