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22October

Why Work as a Temp?

In some circles, working as a “temp” may have a certain stigma. However, there are a few positive benefits that can come out of working in this context. Firstly, you can gain valuable work experience, whether you are starting out in your professional life or transitioning into a new career. While temping, you may find yourself working at several companies, or even in one company, in a number of different roles, where you will be exposed to various departments and therefore be developing a diverse skill set, rather than just working at the same job for a long period of time. Secondly, if you work for a number of companies [...]

24August

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]

25July

Summer Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Valley Personnel, we have a labour division that sends workers out daily to a variety of different employers.  They get paid when they finish a shift, and could go to a different employer every day.  This program has proven to be a character and morale builder for a segment of our population - Syrian refugees.  The students who joined the labour force have become confident, proud wage earners for their families, and the change in them has been evident. Summer work experience is the best way for students to get a taste of their potential careers.  It is also a chance for your company to show them the benefits [...]

13June

Getting It Right – Out of the Gate

Sometimes, companies involve more than one person or department in the hiring process.  In these cases, the candidates may have to liaise with other departments to accomplish their goals.  The recruiters have sourced, screened and interviewed several potential candidates and are now ready to have them interviewed by the company hiring team.  Here's where the fun starts - Accounting thinks candidate 1 is not assertive enough, Purchasing likes candidate 2, Merchandising thinks candidate 2 will get bored quickly, and....well, it is easy to see that this process is a waste of valuable time and resources. Your team needs a streamlined process to ensure that any candidate meets the majority of [...]

Why Work as a Temp?

In some circles, working as a “temp” may have a certain stigma. However, there are a few positive benefits that can come out of working in this context. Firstly, you can gain valuable work experience, whether you are starting out in your professional life or transitioning into a new career. While temping, you may find yourself working at several companies, or even in one company, in a number of different roles, where you will be exposed to various departments and therefore be developing a diverse skill set, rather than just working at the same job for a long period of time. Secondly, if you work for a number of companies [...]

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]

Summer Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Valley Personnel, we have a labour division that sends workers out daily to a variety of different employers.  They get paid when they finish a shift, and could go to a different employer every day.  This program has proven to be a character and morale builder for a segment of our population - Syrian refugees.  The students who joined the labour force have become confident, proud wage earners for their families, and the change in them has been evident. Summer work experience is the best way for students to get a taste of their potential careers.  It is also a chance for your company to show them the benefits [...]

Getting It Right – Out of the Gate

Sometimes, companies involve more than one person or department in the hiring process.  In these cases, the candidates may have to liaise with other departments to accomplish their goals.  The recruiters have sourced, screened and interviewed several potential candidates and are now ready to have them interviewed by the company hiring team.  Here's where the fun starts - Accounting thinks candidate 1 is not assertive enough, Purchasing likes candidate 2, Merchandising thinks candidate 2 will get bored quickly, and....well, it is easy to see that this process is a waste of valuable time and resources. Your team needs a streamlined process to ensure that any candidate meets the majority of [...]