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Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays Canada Vice President, on Friday, Apr 28, 2017
The construction industry is worth almost $74 billion to Canada and employs 1.2 million people – that’s a growth of more than 50 per cent since 2008 according to Statistics Canada. The industry is continuing to grow, and the continuing skills shortage means lots of opportunities for you.
It’s great to be in a market where you’re in demand, but that doesn’t mean that you can sit back and wait for the opportunities to come to you. Do you know what your ideal career path is? How do you plan to get there?
The first step is to get the right kind of attention from employers and hiring managers with a stand out resume.
Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Every day that passes with an empty desk is another day of lost productivity. As an employer myself, I know how frustrating that can be. But equally, I know how important it is to take the time to find the right person for the job.
During my years working in recruitment, I’ve seen the same mistakes being made time and time again, which almost always lead to a bad hiring decision. Most of these mistakes stem from one thing – hiring managers who don’t know what exactly they are looking for during an interview or how to assess this during the interview process.
In this blog, I’ve outlined some simple steps you can take to help identify what it is you are really looking for in a candidate, plus some actionable ways for measuring these criteria during the interview process.
Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
As an experienced professional you have lots of work experience, and you want to make sure any potential employer knows about it. So now you’ve got a four page resume that few employers are reading to the end. While some industries expect long resumes, for most job-seekers I suggest keeping it to less than two pages – and the most important information should be on the front page.
So how can you shorten your resume to make sure employers are impressed by your experience, not overwhelmed by it? Here’s how to improve your CV so you can get the job and career you want.
Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Office support and administration can be a highly competitive and rewarding function, with opportunities for career progression and organizational responsibility, but you have to find ways to drive your own career.
In honour of Administrative Professionals Day, I talked to two of our administrators who have progressed with Hays to find out their experience and advice.
Posted on Monday, Apr 24, 2017
With more than 10 years of experience in administration as a personal and then executive assistant, Hays placed Sarah Westlake with New York City Football Club in 2015. We caught up with Sarah to find out about her career, her experience with NYCFC, and her advice to other administrators and assistants.