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Change In The Nations Capital

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CHANGE IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL We always talk about change being at the heart of every decision (and cliché). It’s tough for most of us to recognize we need it until it smacks us in the face! Well, given the changes underway for me and my career, I thought I would try something new – writing a blog post. Here we go! Since my team and I are the only ones in the firm with a postal code outside of the GTA, we were tempted to talk about why Ottawa is the centre of the universe, however it might be…

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You’re A Winner Baby

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You’re a Winner Baby… If you want to be successful at something, you have to make it a habit. Vince Lombardi said “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.” The same is true in attracting and retaining strong candidates. Maybe you’re the VP of Sales & Marketing, the Director of Trade Marketing, or a Sr. Sales & Marketing Recruiter (like me!). You refine your craft, both the science and the…

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Recruiting Like it’s 1999!

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Recruiting Like it’s 1999! Candidates are an incredibly interesting, complex, and diverse group of people. They each bring a unique combination of soft and hard skills to the table, and can never be merged into a simple group or category. Shortly after I met my first candidate in 1998 I realized this simple fact; candidates cannot be placed in “buckets”. And no, I do not mean that I want to literally take candidates and place them in large, group-sized buckets (although that is bringing up some disturbingly funny imagery). I am referring to the act of grouping similar candidates together…

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Our Newest Location

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Our newest location – the center of the universe! I have been living in Toronto for over 20 years and, as many Torontonians have experienced when traveling throughout Canada, I will sometimes get the “raised eyebrows” when people hear that I am from Toronto. This is because there are many Canadians that dislike those of us living in the Big Smoke. Yes, it is true. I am sad to say that many non-Torontonians have negative feelings towards the 6 million or so people that live here. It is strange that individuals can immediately form an adverse opinion of someone simply…

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