in Canada are paid by the employers who engage their services to
find candidates for specific positions.
A recruiter's function is to act as an
extension of the employer and
to assess the qualifications of candidates for a specific
position. Different companies have different standards and
measures of performance.
You are being viewed according to a number
of changing criteria apart from
the technical skills needed to do the job. A recruiter is
constantly putting you in front of his/her client mentally to
see if there is a good "fit", linking the client's needs and the
Your personal presentation is being
scrutinized and this includes
dress, speech, attitudes, maturity, values and leadership
The way you ask questions and structure
your responses, stay on the
topic, maintain eye-contact, and the attitudes you express
towards present and past employers will all influence whether or
not the recruiter will refer you for consideration to his/her
Honesty is vital in establishing a
relationship of trust both with
your recruiter and with your prospective employer.
updated employment references contact information to
give the recruiter. It is helpful to pre-alert your contacts
and past employers that a reference call may be made to them.
Very often, a more focused reference or recommendation is
provided as a result of advising the contact beforehand.
One of the chief concerns of recruiters and
employers is the area of counter-offers.
This happens when upon resigning after an offer is made, the
employee decides to stay for more money, a promotion or future
promises. The recruiter needs to know that you are committed to
making a move.
The time to call the recruiter is when you have made the inner
decision to leave your present employer or
circumstances suggest seeking guidance and direction. That is
when a recruiter can best assist you.
Questions? Call us at (416) 865-0695
Remember ~ Meeting with the Recruiter
Resumes should not exceed 2 or 3
Include the dates of employment.
Check and double-check the
resume for typographical errors.
Edit your cover letter for
focus, impact and grammar.
Include a general
salary/compensation area of interest to you.
Be on time for an interview -
call if delayed.
Dress in business attire.
Speak well of all former
employers - avoid negative attitudes.
Be prepared to talk about
yourself positively and with enthusiasm.
Be aware of your body language.
Answer questions with direct
Stay on the topic and minimize
Ask questions about the position
and the company.
Be prepared to explain gaps in
Volunteer contact information
Speak at a moderate pace to
avoid rushing your answers.
Ask the recruiter how you can
improve your presentation.
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