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Stafflink is an IT staffing and recruiting company in Toronto, Canada. We post recruiting tips for IT recruiters and career advice for technology pros.

Introduce Yourself with a Personal Tagline

Posted on April 4, 2014 in Job Search Tips | 0 comments

Introduce Yourself with a Personal Tagline

You’re at a meet-up and someone asks, “So, what do you do?” It’s time to introduce yourself with a personal tagline — a short and sweet sound bite that tells them what you do, and why. The “why” part is really important because this is where it gets interesting. It’s the purpose behind why you do what you do. Here’s the most important thing to keep in mind when writing your personal tagline: It’s NOT about you. It’s about the people and organizations you help. Your tagline isn’t about impressing people and getting them to...

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Empowering women to embrace technology careers

Posted on March 14, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Recruiting Tips, Technology Trends | 0 comments

Empowering women to embrace technology careers

It’s like the news isn’t getting out to young women as they choose a career path in high school. Choose a career in technology and you can look forward to a great future doing creative work with super cool people. Plus you’ll be paid really well. Maybe it’s an image problem. We see lots of amazing women doctors and teachers portrayed in the media. But very few female tech leaders. That’s changing. I was so happy to see this article on CBC.ca today: Female PHDs replace models on clothing companies website: It’s chic to be geek This is...

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Mind hacks to calm your thoughts and feel more confident even when you’re nervous

Posted on March 11, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

Mind hacks to calm your thoughts and feel more confident even when you’re nervous

You’re driving to a job interview and you’re nervous. Thoughts are racing through your mind like are you wearing the right thing. What if they ask an awkward question? You imagine worst case scenarios. You know that the interviewer will make a snap decision about you in the first 11 seconds and you need to come across as confident, capable and likeable. But you can’t control someone’s gut reaction, can you? Actually, you can. Self confidence doesn’t come naturally to most people. But with a few simple mind hacks,...

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Six surprising things I learned from Kevin O’Leary

Posted on February 25, 2014 in Small Business News, Toronto | 2 comments

Six surprising things I learned from Kevin O’Leary

This morning I had the opportunity to see Kevin O’Leary speak at the Toronto Board of Trade. Topic: “DNA of a Successful Business.” He talked about everything from dividends being the future to sensor technology being the next best investment. As you would expect, he had a few surprising things to say. Not so surprising Kevin advised, “Business is war, never underestimate a competitor“. If you’ve seen him even once on the Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, you already know that this pretty much sums up...

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Ways to woo programmers and developers on Valentines (or anytime)

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Community Outreach, Job Search Tips, Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

Ways to woo programmers and developers on Valentines (or anytime)

As an IT staffing company, we’re matchmakers for programmers and employers. When a company is having trouble finding the perfect person for a tech job, they reach out to us. Then we use all kinds of Boolean voodoo magic to connect them with the perfect match. Sadly, it takes more than a quickie email to convince a hot programmer to interview for your hot job. You have to woo them. You need to show them that you’ve got what they need to move their career to the next level. It’s not really about money. But don’t insult...

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Hot IT skills in demand in 2014 (with search strings)

Posted on January 30, 2014 in Boolean Search Secrets, Job Search Tips, Recruiting Tips, Technology Trends | 1 comment

Hot IT skills in demand in 2014 (with search strings)

It’s not a new problem and it’s getting worse in 2014. It stalls projects and increases the cost of development. We are continuing to face a shortage of people with certain IT skills that businesses need to stay competitive, and hiring these people is expensive. News from the front line of the talent war As an IT staffing company, Stafflink is on the front line of this ongoing talent shortage. Our clients are a cross section of the business community ranging from international financial institutions, to innovative tech companies,...

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One New Year’s Resolution for 2014 – To Empower Recruiters

Posted on January 6, 2014 in Community Outreach, Recruiting Tips | 2 comments

One New Year’s Resolution for 2014 – To Empower Recruiters

Happy New Year! Here we are at the precipice of 2014. A new year and a new chance to do better. This year I’m going to focus on this one important New Year’s resolution: To empower recruiters with the tools to become a critical asset to their organization. I figure that focussing on one resolution will improve my chances of success. Really it’s more like a mission because I believe that… Recruitment should have a seat at the boardroom table Many CEOs will tell you that their number one priority is to hire great people....

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