TEMP OF THE MONTH - QUARTER 3 2019

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At Expert Recruiters we truly value the amazing support our Temporary Ambassadors provide to our clients! Our Temp of the Month awards for Quarters 3 go to these great candidates who embody the Expert Recruiters brand! 

Congratulations to:

April R for April 2019

Danielle T for May 2019

Carrie B for June 2019

#expertrecruiters #tempofthemonth #experttemps #vancouver #appreciation

What Motivates You

What Motivates You

Are you someone who likes formulas? I’m not talking about math or numbers. I’m talking about a formula to answer an interview question you may find difficult to answer. For example, what motivates you? Seems like a daunting interview question, right? Well, it can be. As Recruiters, we find people go off topic on this question all the time, so we thought it would be best to bring to your attention the golden formula to use when an interviewer asks what motivates you? For 1) Reflect on your past experiences. What is it about your previous roles or role you’re applying for that excite you? 2) Make sure your motivation aligns with the company and role you’re applying for. Please don’t talk about your fitness regime or passion for photography unless it directly relates to the job 3) Be honest. Be authentic with your answer, don’t say the “right thing” to get the job. Think about the big picture, the longevity of your career with the company.  If nothing about the role makes you feel excited, then that is an indication its not the job for you 4) Stand out with a story and 5) Put it all together.  For more details and examples on how to use this formula. Click link below. 

Referral Thank You Happy Hour Event

Referral Thank You Happy Hour Event

In celebration of Expert Recruiters 20-year anniversary, we wanted to salute all the amazing people who have sent us candidate referrals this year, by throwing a Referral Thank You Happy Hour event.

The event took place on Tuesday April 30th from 5-6 pm at The Wine Bar Marinaside. It was a beautiful sunny day; wine was flowing, and guests were mingling.

We were delighted with the people who attended, and we’re so glad we kicked off Spring/Summer in celebration of those who continuously contribute to our continued success.


 

 

 


 

 

 

You're Invited!

You're Invited!

Expert Recruiters is hosting a Referral Thank You Happy Hour

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN EXPERT RECRUITERS AT TWB-THE WINE BAR.

JOIN US FOR AN HOUR OF EATS, DRINKS AND NETWORKING.

PLEASE RSVP BY THURSDAY APRIL 25TH, 2019 TO AYESHA@EXPERTRECRUITERS.COM

(PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND YOUR GUEST’S EMAIL SO WE CAN SEND YOU THE LINK TO YOUR TICKET!)

The Executive Assistant is the New Powerhouse Role to be in!

 
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Did you know the most underrated job right now is the Executive Assistant? A role that was once considered a low-end job with minimal pay, is now trending into a powerhouse role, with a high-end salary. If you’re someone who has toyed with the idea of being an assistant, has the experience and soft skills required to perform a role that supports an organization and its CEO, wants exposure to ‘all the moving parts of a business” then it may be worth your time and energy to consider applying for an Executive Assistant role. Trends may come and go, but a CEO is always going to need a right-hand person to keep them on track. Why not get into a role like this while the market is hot! Read this article to see what we’re talking about, and head over to Expert Recruiters website to apply for Executive Assistant roles (and other jobs) we’re currently working on.

To read more about the Executive Assistant role, click here

Quarterly Referral Reward Program - Q1 2019

Quarterly Referral Reward Program - Q1 2019

Quarterly Referral Reward Program

At Expert Recruiters, we value the people who continue to refer their friends, family and colleagues.  It is the highest form of flattery and is the motivating force behind what we do in delivering exceptional service.  When a candidate or a client refers their friend or associate, it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we do.  To show our appreciation, we have created a Quarterly Referral Program.

The program is to show our gratitude to these respected candidates or clients every quarter in 2018 for their contribution to our success at Expert Recruiters.

The recipient of this quarter's $100.00 gift card reward: Cody Neil

TEMP OF THE MONTH - Q1

TEMP OF THE MONTH - Q1

At Expert Recruiters we truly value the amazing support our Temporary Ambassadors provide to our clients! Our Temp of the Month awards for Quarter 1 go to these great candidates who embody the Expert Recruiters brand!

Congratulations to:

Nela C for January 2019

Jessica L for February 2019

Matthew C for March 2019

#expertrecruiters #tempofthemonth #experttemps #vancouver #appreciation

Dress for Success: A Panel Conversation

Dress for Success: A Panel Conversation

Job Seekers ask Expert Recruiter’s Senior Talent Executive Candace Amirault for Advice

 

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in March, Candace and I made way to a Dress for Success, Hope and Style event.

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Candace, our Senior Talent Executive volunteers her time with the foundation which is a not for profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

At today’s event, Candace sat on a panel with other industry experts including Marionn Westerland, who is the Career Services Manager at Dress for Success and Carole Rogers, HR Management Professional with the RBC Bank. I was there to observe the conversation and take in the advice given to the women by Candace and the other women that shared recruiting advice.

The panel style conversation allows attendees to ask recruiters general questions. During this time the women attending the event had a catered lunch and the opportunity to pull clothes from the closets of Dress for Success for a complimentary interview outfit to take home with them. The ladies then had their hair professionally styled in their new outfits and had their LinkedIn profile pictures taken by a professional photographer.

Here are some of the questions posed by attendees, and the advice the ladies provided them with during the panel conversation:

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Attendee: Is it okay to talk about your personal life in an interview?

Candace:  It’s nice to share a little bit to showcase your personality, but don’t overshare.

Attendee: I’m currently a stay at home mom and want to get into the workforce again after years of being away, any advice on how to explain this to an employer?

Candace: Explain the gap on your resume. Explain that you have been volunteering at your child’s school during the time you’ve been on your break (if you have been). Just be honest.

Attendee: How honest should you be with a Recruiter?

Candace: 100% honest. It’s nice to know everything upfront. As a consultant I need to know everything, so there are no surprises down the road.

Attendee: How often do you look for candidates on LinkedIn?

Candace:  I’m a big LinkedIn fan because every employer and industry is on there. It’s a great tool because it enables you to connect with people in different industries, create connections rather than just being a resume.

Attendee: Do you check other social media channels?

Candace: We do, because employers do. We want to ensure what our candidates are putting out into the ether is appropriate.

Attendee: As a job seeker, how do you do a job search on LinkedIn?

Candace: Organically search roles you’re looking for, follow companies you’re interested in working for. There’s also a way to flag your profile on LinkedIn that says ‘open to opportunities’. You can select privacy options on LinkedIn, however, be cautious not to include pictures. You still want recruiters to find you. Also, make sure your LinkedIn profile is transparent across all social media platforms you use, and your resume. If you’re worried that your employer will find out that you’re looking for a new job, just include the industry you work in, on your resume.

Attendee: Is it okay to disclose the salary you want in an interview?

Candace: The best way to respond to a question like this is to let your interviewer know that they can speak to your Recruiter as they know the salary you’re looking for. Additionally, you can say that you are open and more interested in the role and then ask what the salary range is for that role.

Attendee: What are you looking for on a resume?

Candace: I’m looking to see what you’ve done, the industries you’ve worked for, certifications and key words that align with the job description.

If you are presenting your resume in person, look professional. Remember even though you might not be able to speak with the hiring manager, the Receptionist will likely be the one to impress, as she will pass your resume on to the hiring manager.

Attendee: What do you do when you don’t know what to do with your career?

Carole: There are vocational counselors out there who can help individuals one on one. They work with employers to find you a job and employer fit.

Attendee:  What if you have an emergency come up and can’t make it to an interview?

If for some reason you cannot make it to an interview, please call or email your Recruiter to cancel your appointment. Circumstances happen.  Even if you can’t use the phone in the moment, call after to let your Recruiter know what happened. Having a fluid line of communication with your Recruiter shows that you respect their time. Recruiters always remember those who don’t call or no show. It’s unprofessional and shows unreliability when presenting your profile to an employer.

Attendee: How do you prepare for a job interview?

Candace: Everyone gets nervous during an interview, but it’s so important to prepare for each interview you go to, so that you feel prepared. That will boost confidence. Do your research on the organization. The interviewer will be impressed by the way you’re able to speak about the company. Most interviews now ask scenario and behavioural questions, that will usually be delivered as a ‘tell me about a time you…”. Make sure to know the key points of the job, read the job description and make sure you’re applying for jobs that relate to your work experience.

Attendee: What is the most powerful way to find jobs now? Is it networking or just sending your resume?

Candace: Networking is key. People are generally willing to help others out. Plus, don’t forget that there is a ‘hidden job market”. What this means is 60-80% of available jobs are not being advertised. Finding a job takes time and initiative and can feel like a full-time job.

As the panel conversation wrapped up, we said our good-byes to everyone.

As an observer, I thought it was a great opportunity for these ladies to have direct access to experts in the industry to answer their questions in a relevant matter. I also think it’s great that Dress for Success offers so much support to empower women into the workforce. The job market is constantly changing, and the expectations change too. In documenting the panel conversation, we hope these tips will also help you in your job hunt!

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Personal Branding

Here’s an article from entrepreneur.com , that we know you would like.

One of the best ways to set yourself apart from competing job seekers in the market is to build a personal brand online. “Your personal brand encompasses the offerings you deliver; the assortment of values you advocate for; and the unique resources, skills and knowledge you bring to the table. A well-crafted one can help you gain a competitive edge and boost brand equity, and it can even act as a highly valuable recruitment tool.” Read more about the importance of creating a personal brand online, and how to do so. Not only is this an important tool to attract like minded employees to a company, it is also important for job seekers to consider their social media platforms as an ongoing cover page that encompasses visuals, quotes, and photos that align with their career and personal goals.

Read it here: Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292190

TEMP OF THE MONTH - Q3 + Q4 2018

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At Expert Recruiters we truly value the amazing support our Temporary Ambassadors provide to our clients! Our Temp of the Month awards for Quarters 3 and 4 go to these great candidates who embody the Expert Recruiters brand! 

Congratulations to:

Arlen P for July 2018

Kirsty M for August 2018

Ryley I for September 2018

Krzysztof Lewandowski for October 2018

Temp of the Year - Heather H for November and December 2018

#expertrecruiters #tempofthemonth #experttemps #vancouver #appreciation


Quarterly Referral Program - 2018 Q4

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Quarterly Referral Reward Program

At Expert Recruiters, we value the people who continue to refer their friends, family and colleagues.  It is the highest form of flattery and is the motivating force behind what we do in delivering exceptional service.  When a candidate or a client refers their friend or associate, it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we do.  To show our appreciation, we have created a Quarterly Referral Program.

The program is to show our gratitude to these respected candidates or clients every quarter in 2018 for their contribution to our success at Expert Recruiters.

The recipient of this quarter's $100.00 gift card reward: Harjeet K

CIBC Run for the Cure 2018

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Expert Recruiters is participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure 5K race on September 30th 2018. This is a charity which is close to our hearts and we would love for you to join us for this fantastic event!

It is sure to be a great day out and is a chance to make a significant difference to such a meaningful charity.

Visit http://cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcf.com/site/TR?fr_id=2698&pg=entry to register. 

Please email (jobs@expertrecruiters) to let us know if you will be joining us! We look forward to seeing you at the race!

QUARTERLY REFERRAL PROGRAM 2018 Q2

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Quarterly Referral Reward Program

At Expert Recruiters, we value the people who continue to refer their friends, family and colleagues.  It is the highest form of flattery and is the motivating force behind what we do in delivering exceptional service.  When a candidate or a client refers their friend or associate, it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we do.  To show our appreciation, we have created a Quarterly Referral Program.

The program is to show our gratitude to these respected candidates or clients every quarter in 2018 for their contribution to our success at Expert Recruiters.

The recipient for of this quarter's $100.00 gift card reward

2nd  Quarter: Leanne M

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TEMP OF THE MONTH - Q2 2018

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At Expert Recruiters we truly value the amazing support our Temporary Ambassadors provide to our clients! Our Temp of the Month awards for Quarter 2 go to 3 candidates who embody the Expert Recruiters brand! 

Congratulations to:

Elysia L for April 2018

PAL for May 2018

C Matthews for June 2018

#expertrecruiters #tempofthemonth #experttemps #vancouver #appreciation

QUARTERLY REFERRAL PROGRAM 2018 Q1

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Quarterly Referral Reward Program

At Expert Recruiters, we value the people who continue to refer their friends, family and colleagues.  It is the highest form of flattery and is the motivating force behind what we do in delivering exceptional service.  When a candidate or a client refers their friend or associate, it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we do.  To show our appreciation, we have created a Quarterly Referral Program.

The program is to show our gratitude to these respected candidates or clients every quarter in 2018 for their contribution to our success at Expert Recruiters.

The recipient for of this quarter's $100.00 gift card reward

1st  Quarter: Claudia D

TEMP OF THE MONTH - Q1 2018

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At Expert Recruiters we truly value the amazing support our Temporary Ambassadors provide to our clients! Our Temp of the Month awards for Quarter 1 go to 3 candidates who are always happy to help out!

Congratulations to:

Juliette D for January 2018

Nicole A for February 2018

J Polatynski for March 2018

#expertrecruiters #tempofthemonth #experttemps #vancouver #appreciation

Quarterly Referral Program 2017

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Quarterly Referral Reward Program

At Expert Recruiters, we value the people who continue to refer their friends, family and colleagues.  It is the highest form of flattery and is the motivating force behind what we do in delivering exceptional service.  When a candidate or a client refers their friend or associate, it symbolizes an appreciation for the work we do.  To show our appreciation, we have created a Quarterly Referral Program.

The program is to show our gratitude to these respected candidates or clients every quarter in 2017 for their contribution to our success at Expert Recruiters.

Here are the recipients of this year’s $100.00 gift card reward

1st  Quarter: Leanne Parris

2nd Quarter: Anonymous

3rd Quarter: Joanna Fitzpatrick

4th Quarter: Preethi Braganza

Thank you!