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18January

Applying for the Position

In today’s world of instant communications, mostly electronic, it can become so easy to forget that no matter what position you are applying for, ultimately you are connecting with people, you will be working with people and you will be serving customers. Here are a few tips to avoid pitfalls that I have seen in my experience as a recruiter: Be Punctual. I cannot tell you how many times I have scheduled interviews with candidates who not only didn’t bother to show up, but never followed up with an apology or an explanation afterwards. Often, candidates “no show” because they found another position since they last spoke with me. While [...]

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 [...]

Applying for the Position

In today’s world of instant communications, mostly electronic, it can become so easy to forget that no matter what position you are applying for, ultimately you are connecting with people, you will be working with people and you will be serving customers. Here are a few tips to avoid pitfalls that I have seen in my experience as a recruiter: Be Punctual. I cannot tell you how many times I have scheduled interviews with candidates who not only didn’t bother to show up, but never followed up with an apology or an explanation afterwards. Often, candidates “no show” because they found another position since they last spoke with me. While [...]

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 [...]