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About Olga.Larionova

Olga has been in recruitment for over 16 years, and for the last 10 years she has worked in sourcing. Olga loves the challenge of finding candidates in rural areas of Canada, and sourcing for the financial industry certainly improved her knowledge of Canadian geography! Currently she mostly sources for corporate roles in Canada and the US. She is a mother of three wonderful children and loves traveling and exploring with them.

Engagement in The Workplace

We are all busy people. We have families, pets, hobbies, sports, and a million other things that require significant investments of our time and energy. And then there are our job, some full-time, some part-time. Some people go to the office every day, some, like myself, work virtually, and hardly ever see their colleagues. The

By |2018-08-24T13:05:56+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Picture this!

Pictures in the social media. Can they ruin you or find you a better job? This is still an open question. A few months ago I had a pretty heated discussion with my colleagues about social media and networking profiles of candidates. Some said that they will check Facebook profiles of candidates and if they

By |2018-08-24T13:06:01+00:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Opinion, Social Media Tips|0 Comments

The Do’s and Don’t’s of “Reply All”

I work for a very large organization, and sometimes I get company-wide emails about a promotion or a birthday. Sometimes I am even not sure who the person is, however I still hit “reply” button and write “Congratulations!” I think it’s just a nice thing to do. However, this nice thing turns into a nightmare

By |2018-08-24T13:06:27+00:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Don’t let the stress take over!

The Mental Health Commission of Canada provides the following definition, which can serve as a goal for employers: "Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution

By |2018-08-24T13:06:48+00:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: During the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

Beyond The Keywords

From time to time I come across articles and essays on the Internet that talk about the importance of keywords in the resume. I keep hearing about those fancy “Applicant Tracking Systems” that will filter resumes by keywords in an attempt to deliver only suitable candidates to the recruiter. If you Google the phrase “keywords

By |2018-08-24T13:06:57+00:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips|0 Comments

Call Me, Maybe???

I was asked by our Editor, Jeff Wedge, to write an article in both English and in Russian. I struggled with identifying a topic for some time, as I wanted to choose something that would be interesting and informative in both languages. There are a lot of Russian professionals moving to Western countries, and sooner

By |2018-08-24T13:07:00+00:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: Networking|2 Comments