About jeff

As the President of SearchWest, Jeff is a true entrepreneur who continually seeks new opportunities for growth in this exciting and ever-changing industry. His recruiting and industry expertise is relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies to consult on hiring and talent retention programs along with evaluating internal applicants for succession planning and organizational growth.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seeking

Posted by www.recruiter.com Are you making recruiters cringe? Waiting by the phone to hear back from a hiring manager? Wake up. You’re sabotaging your own job search. Take a deep breath and ask yourself if you’ve fallen for any of the 7 deadly job seeking sins: 7) I Have an Unsavory Web Presence: Really? In [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 September 14th, 2011|

Job Search Tips

Posted by Alison Doyle (about.com) Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly. Be Prepared. Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 September 12th, 2011|

Mistakes Job Seekers Make – Resumes

Posted by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. Dorothy is a Career Coach Her programs cover: Career growth and enhancement, Career Change, Retirement Alternatives and Job Search Strategy. What would a discussion about job seeking be without talking about the resume? The resume is the most tangible aspect to job hunting and seems to be the place everyone runs [...]

By | 2012-12-04T09:35:21+00:00 September 27th, 2010|

Why Counter Offers are Lose-Lose

Posted by By R. Gaines Baty
National Business Employment Weekly Why Counter Offers are Lose-Lose You may receive more pay but your reputation could be spoiled forever by this perceived blackmail tactic Before accepting a counter offer from your employer, consider whether you’ll be the winner or the loser in the employment maneuver. Although no statistics [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 July 8th, 2010|

What Are You Worth?

Posted by SearchWest Inc What are you worth? In today’s competitive market, you need to know your worth. What is your going rate as an employee? What should employers pay for your skills? Whether you’re negotiating a starting salary or looking for a raise, you should know how much you’re really worth. To help you [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 July 8th, 2010|

Easy ways to make yourself look really unprofessional

Posted by Jenna Charlton We’ve all heard the old adage “Looking for work is work”. When applying for jobs it’s important to remain a consummate professional. There is a certain job search etiquette and appropriate behaviour that needs adhering to. How you present yourself could either impress or put off future employers. For example, always [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 May 31st, 2010|

Salary Negotiations – Know When to Hold ‘Em

Posted by Paul W. Barada Negotiating effectively with a prospective employer is a little like winning at poker. Both necessitate you to play your cards close to the vest, maintain a poker face, know when to hold and know when to fold. Just don't take the poker/negotiating comparison too far when you enter the career [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 May 25th, 2010|

Headhunters

Posted by Michael T. Robinson Many people ask how they should go about selecting a professional recruiter (otherwise known as a headhunter). They frequently ask if we can recommend a few good recruiters that specialize in a particular field. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Recruiters select you. You don't select them. Understanding this will [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 April 27th, 2010|

Rethinking the modest recovery story: Is Canada’s economy poised to take off?

Posted by Julian Beltrame, THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Foreigners are buying up Canada, the loonie is heading for parity with the American dollar and recent economic indicators are off the map. Could the recovery be outracing expectations? The prime minister is a skeptic, and so too are economists at the TD Bank, who released [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:49:12+00:00 April 1st, 2010|