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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.

Get the latest insights and market research from top industries including construction and property, resources and mining, technology, and banking and financial, and learn from our team's breadth of knowledge on different functions such as accounting, IT, estimating, human resources, procurement and supply chain.

Navigating your career: get what you want from interviews

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

Blog June 11 Construction interviewsA job interview is an essential part in the making right choice, but not just for the hiring manager. The shortage of key skills in the Canadian construction market means you could be weighing up multiple job opportunities. Use these tips in interviews to make sure you get all the facts and make the right decision.

Whether your meeting is in a formal office environment or out on site, it’s important that you use this time to find out if this is the role, and company, to get you where you want to be in your career.


What is your body language saying in job interviews?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Hays Blog: Perfect your interview body language Your resume is updated, cover letter is targeted, and interview answers are prepared - but could your body language win or lose you the next job? Negative body language could be enough to deny you the job.

Hiring managers can tell about someone’s personality simply by observing how they sit in an interview.  For example, if you are slouched in the chair, tapping your foot or fidgeting, you’ll come across as disinterested and, worse, rude.

Here's your 5 step checklist to perfect your pose.


Don’t drop the ball this summer: Get daily or weekly temp coverage

Posted by Travis O'Rourke, Director of Contract Divisions, Hays Canada on Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

Hays Blog: Short term temporary staff can solve productivityWe talk a lot about using contingent workers strategically to help complete projects, catch you up on paperwork or administration, or provide needed short-term expertise. However, often clients don’t call me unless they need someone for a few weeks or months

Is it worth bringing on temporary workers for just a day or a week? It can be – with the right worker.


Stand out online to become a hot candidate

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jun 2, 2016

Hays Blog: Improve your social media profile for better job prospectsWhen job hunting, you're trying to "sell" your skills to employers and your online presence is increasingly important. Despite candidate shortages there is still a lot of competition when it comes to making yourself stand out and finding the right opportunity.

How can you improve your profile to become a hotter candidate in your market?


Ace your video interview

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hays Blog: 4 steps to video interviewing successVideo interviewing is becoming increasingly common, and it can be convenient for both hiring managers and job seekers to ensure they're a good match before going ahead with in-person interviews. However, it can have some unique challenges that you should prepare for.

How can you make the best impression?


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