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Professional networking should be a central component of your career-related endeavors, and an important activity during your job search. It is important to master the art of networking throughout your career, whether you are at a live event or on a professional networking site. Browse through the articles below to read more about how to become a pro at networking!

An interview is a two-way street – a polite street, with traffic rules

By | May 27th, 2016|

As an interviewee, please remember you have the full right to take control of the interview and make sure your side of the

How Texting Has Weakened Professional Communication, and What You Can Do About It

By | February 10th, 2016|

Communication is vital to a healthy career. Luckily, email has made professional communication quick and easy, and the convenience of near-instant communication means

I Resolve To ……

By | January 15th, 2016|

Every year, history repeats itself: as soon as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, with a glass of champagne (or some other liquor) in our hands, we resolve to be a better version of ourselves. Some Internet surveys show that the most popular resolutions are losing weight, quitting smoking, eating more healthy and saving money. Let me leave the personal improvement resolutions to you to deal with. Nobody knows any better than you do what makes you happy. Just go for it! With this article I would like to give you some ideas on New Year’s resolutions that can change your professional lives and help you find your dream job.

Why the Holiday Season is Perfect for Networking

By | December 12th, 2015|

During the holiday season, many businesses hold parties and social functions that make it easy to meet new people in your industry and

Engaging Passive Candidates

By | September 28th, 2015|

According to a recent LinkedIn Survey of nearly 5,000 full-time professionals, 83% of candidates are passive and not actively seeking work and not actively applying for jobs you may be posting. These passive candidates are the silent majority of the candidate market. Capturing this passive pool of candidates requires some special skills and tactics. So here are a few useful passive candidate recruiting strategies that employers can and should be using to ensure that they are fully engaging with candidates in this market.

Do You Know The Right Flavour of Ice Cream??

By | August 21st, 2015|

After 12+ years as a professional recruiting/sourcing/talent acquisition consultant and employee, I have seen a significant shift in the manner of how working professionals have been asked to market themselves. From the approach of here is what I do to the current focus on one’s professional brand, I am always amazed at how far most professionals and those entering the work world as fresh graduates are behind what is required to create an effective professional brand that attracts the right kind of attention from people like me, people who can help immensely in gaining candidate’s access to great career opportunities. So here are some hints on what is now the current flavor of ice cream necessary for success in conducting effective career searches.

Call Me, Maybe???

By | August 14th, 2015|

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 or later they have to start searching for a job. Many candidates complain that they never hear back from recruiters, and it is widely believed that the recruiters don’t even read the resumes they receive. I’ve also heard the opinion that recruiters are so dumb they do not even understand the roles they are working on, and they do not appreciate the superior qualifications of the candidates. That is definitely a case of wishful thinking. I have an example for you.

Hello, My Name Is…..

By | May 21st, 2015|

As a Recruiter, one of the lessons I’ve learned early in my career, was networking in the summer is one of the best times to do so. People are generally more relaxed, want to get outdoors and, if not on vacation or at the cottage, enjoy the typical summer activities. What follows are some helpful tips for networking and things to think about during those typical summer activities. Happy Networking!

Knowing When the Party is Over – Time to Change Jobs

By | April 29th, 2015|

Sometimes there are telltale signs that it is time to move on to greener pastures. As a Sourcing Specialist, I look at many profiles in a given day and decide to directly head-hunt that person…or not. What am I looking for? Well, longevity is admirable and shows commitment and loyalty. It can also be a double edged sword as well. I do raise an eyebrow when I see that someone has been with the same company for more than 10 years in the same role. I am not saying that it is a good thing to be a “job-jumper” either because that too raises a flag. If I see someone moving every two years and they are at the same level and not on contract, it is a concern however, if I see that they are moving up to bigger and better roles with more responsibility, I think that person is worth pursuing.

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