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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.

Boolean Search Secrets To Become a Sourcing Superhero Ebook

Posted on January 16, 2015 in Boolean Search Secrets | 2 comments

Boolean Search Secrets To Become a Sourcing Superhero Ebook

Our brand new, updated and improved Boolean Search Secrets ebook is finally here! Get our latest and greatest tips for recruiting those difficult-to-find candidates. If you’re looking to hire people with highly in-demand skills — like mobile developers, big data engineers or UX designers — you know how hard it is to find these people. If you post one of these jobs, you’ll get exactly zero applications from people in the right location with the skills and experience you need. If you search for these people on LinkedIn you’ll...

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6 steps to refocus a team that’s gone off the rails

Posted on November 4, 2014 in Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

6 steps to refocus a team that’s gone off the rails

Have you ever seen a project fail because people just couldn’t get along? Everyone does their best to make the project successful but people disagree on the best approach. They want to do things their own way because they don’t want to be associated with a bad product. I was a consultant for a project to build online training for ESL students. Teachers from different school boards had to co-write a script for the software. But they just couldn’t agree on the final draft. Arguments delayed the project while the budget ran out....

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The “Tell Me About Yourself” Checklist

Posted on September 22, 2014 in Job Search Tips | 2 comments

The “Tell Me About Yourself” Checklist

When an interviewer says “tell me about yourself,” you’re going to do so much better if you’ve prepared your answer ahead of time. That’s the purpose of this checklist. To help you plan an answer that will make you stand out as someone they would love to add to their team. So they’ll be rooting for you to get the job. Qualities employers look for: driven, team player, conscientious, problem solver, innovative, motivated, demonstrates initiative, communication skills, responsible, professional, love their work, intelligence,...

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6 Metasearch Engines for Power Recruiting

Posted on September 15, 2014 in Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

6 Metasearch Engines for Power Recruiting

Back with another Boolean search recruiting tip for power recruiters …. metasearch engines. As a recruiter, you’re competing for the hottest job candidates so you want to have access the most information possible. Which means searching the web using a variety of search engines. Not just Google. The problem is that you’re extremely busy and you don’t always have the time to go to 5 or 6 different search engines and try out variousBoolean search strings. Metasearch engines to the rescue! A metasearch engine is an online search...

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