Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Setting an Environment for a Good Interview

Posted on April 22nd, by Jackie Jagger in HR Management, Interviewing Advice. No Comments

A job interview can be nerve-racking for even the most qualified and suitable candidate. Anxiety during an interview may not allow the candidate to deliver their best ability and often lose out on the job. However, by turning the heat up too high, you as an employer are at the risk of losing out on great candidates as well.

By allowing a candidate to relax and be at ease during an interview, you allow them to perform their best and put their best foot forward which allows you to judge them fairly and more effectively.

Here are a few things you can do as an interviewer to ensure the interview is less stressful:

Avoid Tense Atmosphere

When a candidate arrives, be hospitable by welcoming them to your workplace and offering them a glass of water or perhaps some coffee or tea. Letting the candidate wait in silence can often add to the tense atmosphere, instead welcome them to explore the office a little by pointing them to the kitchen or the restroom. It is advisable to avoid seating two candidates next to each other. Do what you must to make the atmosphere more welcoming and less … Read More »

Vivian Fung – Panelist at Science Career Information Fair at UBC

Posted on February 24th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Company News, Person, Vivian Fung. No Comments

Vivian Fung, our senior Sales & Marketing, Human Resources recruiter will be one of the six panelists at the Science Career Information Fair at University of British Columbia.

Vivian was invited to share her insights into hiring and career opportunities that are available to science students in areas outside of the traditional path. She said, “Many students tend to focus on a narrow range of career paths like Medicine and Engineering as viable options for employment. However, there are jobs in sales, operations, finance and a variety of other fields that appreciate a background in science.” She also added, “Science is an integral part of our society, and it is important that students learn about the many opportunities and career paths that are available to them with their science education as a strong foundation which they can build on with additional training and functional expertise.”

There will be a total of 6 speakers in the panels, each of whom will be sharing their experience and insights into non-traditional career paths and other unique career opportunities that can be pursued. Companies that will be attending include PepsiCo Beverages Canada, BC SPCA, STEMCELL Technologies and more.

Over 200 … Read More »

3 Quick Ways to Secure Employee Data

Posted on February 22nd, by Jackie Jagger in HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Technology. No Comments

One of the most important aspects of Human Resources in an organization is to keep employee data secure and safe from internal and external threats.

Cloud storage of data is more secure than traditional file cabinets; however, simply choosing cloud storage won’t cut it. There are additional steps that must be taken to ensure all security bases are covered. Also, remember to encrypt data before you upload it to cloud servers as an additional step in security. Never upload the encryption keys to the cloud. Just in case data is leaked, it is useless to anyone without the keys. You can read about a good example from Patreon here.

Encryption, in simple terms, is the act of password protecting data. The way it works is, it obscures the data and only restores it to readable format when the right password or key is entered.

One of the most high profile leaks of recent history has to be the one of Sony Entertainment Pictures, where emails and health records of employees were leaked to the public. Some say this was an inside job, which is why internal threats must be given the same priority.

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5 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Posted on February 17th, by Jackie Jagger in Career, Job Search, Resume Writing. No Comments

Resume writing may seem simple, but when you get down to it you see that there are intricacies that go into making a good resume, especially one that stands out.

Most recruiters look at over 50 resumes per job posting. If a resume doesn’t stand out it can get lost among the noise of other resumes.

Here are some tips to get you started.


Most recruiters and companies typically use automated systems that filter resumes with the keywords that are found in the resume. Always read the ad and the job description posted very clearly and tailor your resume to those keywords and skills that are called upon. Example: Job posting calls for an accountant with expert MS Excel skills, then it would be a great idea to add your proficiency as well. Don’t stop there but go ahead and add all relevant skills to your resume, however be sure not to be too overbearing.

Simple yet Modern Design

Nothing screams as loud as a simple and modern design. Today, the Internet and media is moving towards a more minimalist and simpler approach. Avoid the use of fancy colours and fonts. Karen Epp, our finance … Read More »

Art of Sales was a Huge Success

Posted on February 11th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Company News. No Comments

Goldbeck Recruiting attended the Art of Sales that was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, 5th February 2016. The event was a huge success with over 1,300 attendees and various other exhibitors.

We also partnered with Art of Headshots, a Vancouver based company that specializes in headshots to provide free professional LinkedIn profile photos for everyone at the event. We were quite delighted with the turnout, over 100 individual headshots were taken that we will be sharing through private gallery links soon.  Keep an eye out for that in your inbox.

Additionally, we also gave away a bottle of Crown Royal North Rye that was crowned the best whiskey of the year 2015.  The winner was Tamara Randall of BCLC. Congrats Tamara, we hope you enjoy the whiskey!

With 5 great speakers sharing their experiences and a lot of networking opportunities, it was the sales event of this quarter to attend.  If you missed it,  look for future events like these on Art of Sales.

We had fun networking and learning from everyone there in the hall. We look forward to the next event.

Here are some photos from the day.