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How Guanxi can be the Wind in your Sail

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By Catherine Lam, CPA, CMA

Have you heard of Guanxi? Chances are, you might have encountered this term in passing when talking about business. If you grew up in a Chinese household like I did, you’d definitely grew up with it. It’s the Chinese term for relationships. The term guanxi (pronounced ‘gwon-shee’), is usually used in the context of doing business. Read More…


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Top 5 Recruitment Firm Myths – Debunked

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Disclaimer: you should know that I recently re-watched Jerry Maguire this past weekend so I apologize in advance for the TomCruise-ian undertones of this post.

To begin, it is just plain unreasonable for we Recruiters to expect you to know our process.  I want to peel back the onion and take the opportunity to give you an idea of what the process looks like from our side of the table.  Read More…


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How to Make a Smashing Introduction

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Guest Post by Cat Lam, April 2017

 

If you’re anything like me, I’m naturally an introvert. I am uncomfortable in large group settings. However, I know that if you want to build your network, there is only so much you can do online. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to suck it up and interact with people real time. Read More…


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How to Amplify Your Job Search During a Downturn

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Let’s be honest:  searching for a new job doesn’t usually excite most people. Update your resume or catch the newest movie? Search job ads or scroll through YouTube? Practice for interviews or hang out with friends? I know what I’d rather be doing.

Multiply that lack of a good time by throwing in an economic downturn and the pressure rises.  Read More…


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To Temp, Or Not to Temp

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Hi! My name is Moe Yassine and I am a Temporary & Contract Recruitment Consultant, here at Recruitment Partners. I work with non-working candidates assisting them in finding interim employment while their ongoing search for a permanent job is active; however, it doesn’t mean that all non-working candidates are eligible to be temporary candidates through a recruitment firm. Read More…


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Counteroffers, DON’T DO IT – Career Suicide

It’s everything you want, career advancement, higher salary, great location and an exciting future ahead of you!  You have carefully thought about your resignation, you have told yourself; “Keep it business, don’t make it personal, short and sweet, don’t offend and don’t burn any bridges”.   The moment you hand in your resignation and tell your boss, you are leaving, she says, “What did they offer you, I will match it, you are valuable to us, we don’t want to lose you!”   But before you accept that counteroffer, consider the following reasons why that last-minute decision could be one of the last decisions that you make with this company. Read More…


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Tips for an effective Skype Interview

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One of our requirements when representing our candidates is conducting a thorough interview to not only understand their skill set but to also understand what they are looking for in their next role. The sense of urgency on the temporary side does not always cater to an in person interview, if so we opt for a virtual interview using Skype. Read More…


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How To Write a Resume (from Scratch!)

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How to Write a Resume (from scratch!)

In this downturn, a strong resume is a must.  Depending on the role, employers can see north of 300 resumes per posting.  How does your resume stack up?

  • Is it clean, easy to read, and not overwhelming to look at?
  • Are your points made in bullets as opposed to paragraphs? Read More…

Business & Entrepreneurs, Tips for Job Seekers, Up Close & Personal

How to be a Leader: 4 Rules of Leadership Greatness

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How to be a Great Leader in Good and Tough Times:

4 Rules of Leadership Greatness

Over the years watching some leaders struggle, while others thrive, one thing is apparent:  Good leaders are hard to find and the wrong leader can lead to long-term damage.

Good leaders attract, retain and surround themselves with top talent, higher productivity and a competitive edge through both good and challenging times.  Read More…


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9 Things you Wish Job Candidates Knew – by Jeff Haden

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Sure, you’ll consider their qualifications. But admit it: This is what you’re really looking for during interviews.

Jeff HadenBy Jeff Haden – @Jeff_Haden on Twitter

 

Job candidates say a lot during an interview. As the interviewer, so do you.

But there’s a lot you wish you could say to job candidates well before the interview ever takes place:

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