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Whether hiring or looking for your next career, we want to ensure you are equipped with the information you need for recruitment or job seeking success. This blog is the recruitment resource you need, from your Canadian recruitment experts.

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Sales emails: strategies to increase your sales

Posted By Alistair Houghton, Business Director – Accounting and Finance, Hays Canada on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alistair Houghton PictureThere are many ways to sell a product or a service and each day it gets harder to stand out from the competition. However, there are key factors to make your sales a success and one of them is about the people you connect with, and making sure they’re receiving relevant information about your product or service. How can you do this? Well, there are many tools but email is one of the most direct ways to reach those potential clients – and one of the best, if you can get your target’s attention.


5 ways to get the construction job you want with a better resume

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays Canada Vice President, on Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Hays Blog: Build a better construction resumeThe 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.


Hire the right person with better interviews

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Hays Blog: How to get more from interviewsEvery 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.


How to simplify and streamline your resume to stand out to employers

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Hays Blog: Simplify your resumes to get employer interestAs 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.


Administrative Professionals Day: Build a career that works for you

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

Choose your own career pathOffice 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.


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