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Recruiters Look for these Management Styles

As a recruiter, it’s important to identify different management styles when hiring municipal employees. It can help create a healthy work environment and leadership opportunities. Take a look at the following and see if you can identify some of these among your municipal employees. The Maverick: This person is always living on the edge, moving […]

Bill 124 Caps Public Sector Employee Pays

Ontario Public Sector Employees watch this space!   Do you know there’s a bill in the works that could affect your pay raised going forward?   Bill 124 or the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 aims at putting 1% cap on pay raises across many public sector employers in Ontario […]

Gender Labels in the Municipal Workspace

With changing times, employers need to adjust their policies and even personal approach to issues in the 21st century. Luckily, the (the Code) provides protection for employees and guidance for employers in municipal settings. The code works to protect municipal employees from discrimination and harassment based on a wide variety of grounds, such as gender […]

Is Artificial Intelligence Taking over the Jobs of Municipal Recruiters?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Replacing Human Recruiters It’s a scary thought, but if we can get flying cars that can drive themselves, this may happen, too.  Given the time-heavy nature of recruitment municipal and otherwise, it’s only probable that this will go the AI way, too. Come to think of it, we already use a […]

WILL YOUR RESUME MAKE IT PAST 6 SECONDS?

Study finds well-organized resumes get first glance A study published by my friends at www.theladders.com  sheds a new light on how recruiters review resumes they receive for open positions.  Click here to read the synopsis. In the past, the standard initial resume review time as self-reported by HR professionals averaged 3-4 minutes. The Ladders followed 30 recruiters for 10 […]

DON’T WORRY: EVERYONE GOES THROUGH THE JOB SEARCH BLUES

I regularly receive messages from job seekers who are feeling beat down by the job seeking process.     Recently one commented, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, but […]

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started …

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started … My old Dad used to say “the hardest part about painting is getting started”… well he was certainly right about that … In fact, it’s probably true of starting just about anything worthwhile.  So, if you are like most people who have had to start looking for a […]

IS IRONY THE OPPOSITE OF WRINKLY?

The irony of job search advice: There’s so much out there you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another. Yet, at the same time, there’s SO much available (some inevitably contradicts other advice you’ll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. This is, in fact, very likely […]

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB WHILE KEEPING A LOW PROFILE …

Beginning the search for a new municipal job while you’re still working at your current town or city can be a bit problematic, to say the least! Showing up to work in a suit on a casual Friday; printing out resumes on your office printer; mysteriously excusing yourself to take personal calls, etc. It all […]

IF YOU HOPE TO MAKE A SPLASH… YOU NEED A WELL-WRITTEN COVER LETTER!

The municipal jobs you see on www.logojo.ca are real. Towns and cities across Canada are actively searching for professionals to fill these positions and are anxiously awaiting resumes and cover letters to find the best candidates for these municipal jobs. A Cover letter is one of the best opportunities you will get to differentiate yourself from everybody […]

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