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Another Happily Placed Candidate!

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Recently we received this AWESOME feedback from one of our quality candidates, after placing her in a new job that she loves! This excited candidate’s message was the best part of our day and reminded us that what we love to do really matters. Luckily it’s what we do best! She writes:

 

“I love it, love it, love it! 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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Why Haven’t You Found a Job Yet?

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“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” –Thomas Edison.

 

As a recruiter on one of the largest and most tenured Temporary Placement teams in the city, I’ve seen nearly every reason under the sun that candidates find themselves unemployed in this tight market. As of July 2014, Alberta sat at 4.5% compared to a Canadian 7% unemployment rate, and it begs the question – why haven’t you found a job yet? Read More…


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Diamond in the ruff? I sure hope so!

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At the end of our team meeting I was “encouraged” to contribute to our site by adding a small blog;

“A Blog” I said

“Yep” she replied.

“What did you want me to write about?” I asked intently (I thought this was a pretty fair question as I haven’t really been asked to do this type of thing in the past)

“Something you know about, anything” she replied

I’m sure my quite nature stunned her because anyone who knows me knows that I am anything but quiet. Read More…


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The First Face -Reception

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Your initial opinion of a company’s culture and their quality of employees is formed on the first instance of communication – which is 95% of the time going to be with the person working at the front desk. Behold, The Receptionist! This seemingly entry administrative position may be more significant than you realize. Though your interaction with the receptionist may be very brief, they are often seen as the face of the company. Read More…


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CPA Career Expo & Our iPad Mini Winner!

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On January 22nd Recruitment Partners set up and managed a booth at the Chattered Professional Accountants Career Expo in the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre. We’re ecstatic to report our wonderful team had a busy, exciting day introducing themselves to new candidates who are actively looking for job opportunities in Edmonton. Attendants at the expo ranged anywhere from new graduates to professionals with 20+ years of experience: therefore we were able to gather some amazing resumes and useful connections. Read More…


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Happy Holidays!

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Wishing you and your loved ones warm tidings and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Glorious New Year!

Our office team is brimming with Christmas spirit; ready to celebrate with our families, eat ourselves into food comas, and indulge in any and all kinds of beverages. We hope you are, too!

The Recruitment Partners 2013 Staff Christmas Party, held at Sabor Divino on December the 7th, was an absolute success. Read More…


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Please bear with us…

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This week marks the installation of beautiful new cubicles into our office!

Because of this process, our inter-office phone system will be in slight disarray on Thursday and Friday of this week (Nov 21 and 22nd) while we dismantle and remove the existing desks. We ask that you please bear with us during this process. Please feel free to call our main office line 780.758.5888, or email us at careers@rpinc.ca to connect with one of our recruiters. Read More…


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Team Recruitment Partners!

As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s probably a pretty safe bet that you, or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer in some way. So, in honour of our friends, family and loved ones, we participate in the CIBC Run for The Cure each year.

Here is our team photo from this Sunday before the event! Read More…


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I love this place!

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If you are not having fun, stop doing it! The best companies are fun places to be. They generally demand high performance, hard work and relentless tenacity. But they also encourage laughter, collaboration and intense team commitment.

Having fun at work is good for business because people like doing business with people who are having fun. In other words, figure out what you love and make it happen! These are the things that I love.

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