Creating a Portfolio to Stand Out in Your Job Search

Showing is almost always more impactful than telling. Listing your experience, skills and achievements on your resume is important, but presenting visual evidence of your work in the form of a portfolio reinforces your credibility and brings your experience to life. Though often associated with creative positions like graphic design or photography, going the extra [...]

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Stand Out with Effective Interview Follow-Up Emails

In a competitive job market, you need to stand out in every step of the hiring process. Once you’ve dazzled an employer with your resume, cover letter and interview, sending a follow-up email can help seal the deal! In a survey by TopResume, 68% of hiring managers and recruiters indicated that a thank you message [...]

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Salary Negotiations – Knowing Your Value & Getting to a Win-Win

The Headhunters VP & Recruitment Consultant, Allison Ford, presented a webinar on Salary Negotiations: Knowing Your Value & Getting to a Win-Win. You’ve made it through the interview process and an employer is ready to hire you! Your final step is to negotiate salary, benefits and other forms of compensation. Do you know where to [...]

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Make Your Resume Sizzle & Interview Like a Pro

The Headhunters Co-Founder & President, Danielle Bragge, presented a webinar on How to Make Your Resume Sizzle and How to Interview Like a Pro Resumes and interviews are the basic foundation of a job search. The quality of your resume will make-or-break your chances of getting to the interview stage, and if it doesn’t [...]

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How to Ace Behavioural Interviews

The Headhunters hosted a webinar with guest speaker Angela Champ on How to Ace Behavioural Interviews If you’ve ever been in a job interview where you were asked questions that started with, “Tell me about a time when…” then you’ve experienced a behavioural interview. If you’re not used to this style of interview, it [...]

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Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Hiring

Danielle Bragge, our Vice President and Co-Founder, was recently included in an article by TalentClick about unconscious bias—specifically, how it impacts the recruitment process and how to avoid it. Unconscious bias is our deep-seated prejudice about others. It can be positive or negative, influencing our everyday decisions, usually without us realizing it. As Danielle [...]

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Interview Preparation

Congratulations, you have just secured the opportunity to wow a potential employer! To make the best impression possible, here are our top tips to ace that interview: Understand the organization. Know who the decision-maker and interviewers are. Have a mental portfolio of your accomplishments. Prepare questions for the employer. Plan to set yourself apart. Understand [...]

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Interview Best Practices

As recruiters, we have a laundry list of traits we look for in top candidates during an interview. Most of it is determined by candidates before they even step through our doors, by how they prepare and present themselves. We canvassed our top recruiters to develop this cheat sheet of what we look for in [...]

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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 [...]

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Is Your Hiring Process a Turn-Off?  

We often compare the recruitment process to dating. Two parties, testing the waters, seeing if they should commit to something more long-term. But what happens when things turn sour? The dream date, your favourite candidate, decides to take themselves out of the running. What did you do wrong? Why did they ditch you when you [...]

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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 [...]

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Ask A Recruiter: Answering the Salary Question

A job seeker asks us how to answer the most dreaded interview question: I have read so much conflicting advice about how to answer the most dreaded interview question – “What salary are you looking for?” Some people suggest avoid saying anything at all until the interviewer says a number first but that seems quite [...]

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Top 10 Most-Read Job Seeker Blog Posts of 2012

It’s been a big year for The Headhunters Blog and we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular posts of 2012. We've been happily doling out advice and tips on everything from how to sanitize your social media presence to what’s the best sport for networking. But topping the list this year (and [...]

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