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Goldbeck Recruiting’s Holiday Wishes

Posted on December 18th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Company News. No Comments

December is always a festive month, there is joy and happiness in the air and the sound of laughter. We at Goldbeck Recruiting believe in sharing joy and laughter around us – especially those less fortunate than us.

This season, we are taking joy and happiness to those who seldom see it and we invite you to be a part of this journey with us. This season we’ll be donating funds for a cause with help of Plan Canada, one of the most trustworthy and effective charities we have the pleasure of working with.

With numerous Gifts of Hope such as Literacy Training for Women, Send a Girl to School, Sponsor a child and more that we all could get behind, we would like to join hands with our community to better their community. Let’s all get together and build a better tomorrow for everyone on this planet.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support of Goldbeck Recruiting. It is only because of your support that lets us do things like these and give back to the less privileged communities.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Holiday Season … Read More »

The Marriage of Technology and Pharma

Posted on December 9th, by Jackie Jagger in Recruitment. No Comments

The Marriage of Technology and Pharma Industries
Creating opportunities for start-ups across these industries.

This has been a long time coming; for a while now we have seen technology come in and radicalize the pharma industries and their R&D work. This is just the beginning.

Technology in the past decade has seen a rapid boost and, as such, made huge progress in the way we see technology around us. From smartphones to tablets and now wearables, technology has penetrated into our daily lives and has changed the way we interact with elements around us. The Pharma industry is no different; they too have embraced the power of technology and hopped on the bandwagon of growth. This has proven to be immensely helpful for both companies and individuals.

How this Bridge Helped a Startup.

We have our client, ViewsIQ as a great example of such a marriage. ViewsIQ is a start up with fresh new ideas right here in Lower Mainland BC. It was founded by a team of technology engineers with a bright vision and a great idea. They saw a need for imaging in the field of pharma and set out to fulfil this need by innovating and creating ground breaking … Read More »

5 Unconventional and Effective Tips to Boost your Job Search

Posted on November 28th, by Jackie Jagger in Career, Job Search, Resume Writing. No Comments

Job Search can be tedious when you’re not having any luck scoring interviews. This can happen quite often in our fast paced social media dominated society. When this happens, you may have to take a step back and approach the situation from another angle. Here are 5 unconventional and unusual BUT effective ways you can get yourself back in the game and climbing the ladder to success in no time.

1. Rewrite your Cover Letter:

A recruiter has to go through hundreds of resumes in a day.  You as a job seeker have to ensure that your resume is noticed. One of the best ways to do this is to be a little more creative with it and have a little fun. Now you may ask, how does one go about doing that? Here are few ways you can spice up your cover letter:

Use illustrations and graphics to show off your skills.
Use a different writing style, perhaps try to use nuances like that of a famous movie star. Believe it or not, I bagged my first job by writing my letter in the voice of ‘Yoda’ from Star Wars. (Be careful with this one, you will really have to tailor this to a handful of companies)
Sometimes, … Read More »

Recruiter Spotlight: Karen Epp, Senior Accounting & Finance Recruiter

Posted on November 26th, by Jackie Jagger in HR Management, Karen Epp, Person, Recruitment. No Comments

This month our Spotlight is on our Senior Accounting and Finance Recruiter, Karen Epp.

Karen Epp is a hardworking small town girl with a big heart who grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and attended the University of Regina. She brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to Goldbeck Recruiting in Vancouver, BC.

Karen, a typical good girl that always followed her heart and made her own path. As a child growing up, she loved to participate in everything that had to do with sports, community, music, and social activities. At the time, she didn’t have many career choices, being from a small town. Her options were to be a teacher or a nurse, while as noble as the professions were, she wanted to fall out of the norm and be in the business world.

She set out doing this by working in administrative jobs and then moving into sales. As a natural ‘giver’, she has particularly enjoyed sales in service oriented industries where one of the most important part of the job was supporting and understanding what peoples’ needs are. This eventually led her to look into emerging recruitment firms in Vancouver and so she joined … Read More »

Human Resource Planning for Small Businesses

Posted on November 25th, by Jackie Jagger in Recruitment. No Comments

Human Resource planning is often one of the trickiest and challenging part of the business plan, especially as small business owner. It will often fall upon you to make decisions regarding positions needed, candidate hunting, conducting interviews, recruiting and retaining employees. Human Resources are one of the most valuable resources a company has, it is the team that will make or break a small business. It can prove to be very cost efficient or very costly. As such, it should be approached with care and finesse. In this post we’ll give you few tips on how you can make this easier and help select a team that will grow with you and nurture your business.


In this stage, as a business owner you will have to build a staffing plan and understand your immediate personnel needs. You will have to understand how these needs evolve into future personnel needs. At this point, it is very important to build an organizational chart as this would help visualize the tasks, duties and need of personnel in departments. Planning at this stage can also include salaries, benefits etc. Good research goes a long way, so it would always be advisable to see what the current offering in the market … Read More »