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Looking for the list of requiting companies in IT and Engineering

Old Oct 15th 2002, 3:33 pm
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Hi!
Just read an article at toronto.com "How headhunters work to get you
employed"... It states that there are "3,500 recruiters and 2,100
search firms in Canada alone". I would like to find these companies on
the Internet. Anyone knowing where to look for the list of such
companies / services? Can anyone give me a links to mentioned
"Canadian Directory of Search Firms"?

Best regards,
Andrei
 
Old Oct 17th 2002, 8:49 am
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Forget it - they will not employ you until you are a PR. All they do on the
internet is post bogus jobs just to trawl for CVs so they can look good by
submitting loads of real CVs to companies looking for hires - so they seem
to have a lot of good candidates on their books. Then they say, sorry that
person is not available/accepted another contract/withdrawn interest but
here is someone available (local candidate).

Yeh, been there done that.

I still wish you luck.

"Andrew" wrote in message
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    > Hi!
    > Just read an article at toronto.com "How headhunters work to get you
    > employed"... It states that there are "3,500 recruiters and 2,100
    > search firms in Canada alone". I would like to find these companies on
    > the Internet. Anyone knowing where to look for the list of such
    > companies / services? Can anyone give me a links to mentioned
    > "Canadian Directory of Search Firms"?
    > Best regards,
    > Andrei
 
Old Oct 19th 2002, 1:49 am
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Default Re: Looking for the list of requiting companies in IT and Engineering

If you can't even begin to find them on the web using the internet yourself,
then I don't rate your chances. If you are going to contact these compaines
you will have to be a PR because they are not going to be interested
otherwise. (hint try going to www.goolge.ca select Canadian pages only, and
then search for "recruitment" to start with)

currently, a lot of these recruitment agencies have a too many Resumes
already (even if the do troll for more). I was asked by one not to send mine
in as they already had too many - if you can believe that!) The point is
they are not going to put time and effort into finding work for someone who
isn't even in the country yet, they have too many other alternatives.

If you have your PR and are resident then they definately are worth persuing
but it's by no means a done deal. Some larger companies will choose a well
establised recruitment agency to filter out the no hopers and provide them
with a list of candidates as going through CV's is time consuming and boring
and this is basically the service agencies provide anyway. However, in
order to get the agency to work for "you", you have to convince them you are
a good bet over all the hundreds of others they have on their books. This
means phoning them often, getting a relationship going wiht someone in the
office, maybe meeting face to face, and checking out their job boards every
day. Remember they make their money from filling the position, not by
looking for you specifically They have hundreds, maybe even thousands of
Resumes so they can't possibly be working for every individual who needs to
find job at the same time.

(ie you dont pay them to find you a job, but if they think you are a good
bet to put some effort into they "MAY" put you forward for stuff they have
which looks suitable, depends on how many other candidates they have and how
good you are in relation to them).

Some large compaines do have their own career/jobs boards also. These are
definately work looking at as they are more likely to be genuine jobs.

I'm in IT and have been in Canada now since April and still have no Job.
(I'm well qualified - Msc and have over 15 years of expereince). The problem
is not getting past the interview, it's finding the job and getting an
interview in the first place. I will unfortunately be moving back to the UK
after Christmas if I still don't have anything. I may go back anyway since
this really is not the best climate (in Canada) for IT at the moment. I feel
like I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time. I am pretty confident I could
find an IT perm Job in the UK within two weeks. A contract would probably
take a bit longer, maybe a couple of months. Put the Canadian IT job market
currently sucks.

Having said that, I spent some time back in the UK working on a contract
their over the summer and so have not been looking continuously. I DO expect
to find a position before Jan and therefore if I didn't I WILL return back
to the UK since if someone with my skills and qualifications cant find a
prem job within 4-6 months here, then there really is not point being in the
country.

I'll keep you all posted.

Regards

Tim

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    > Forget it - they will not employ you until you are a PR. All they do on
the
    > internet is post bogus jobs just to trawl for CVs so they can look good by
    > submitting loads of real CVs to companies looking for hires - so they seem
    > to have a lot of good candidates on their books. Then they say, sorry that
    > person is not available/accepted another contract/withdrawn interest but
    > here is someone available (local candidate).
    > Yeh, been there done that.
    > I still wish you luck.
    > "Andrew" wrote in message
    > news:c5826e91.02101519-
    > [email protected]
    ...
    > > Hi!
    > > Just read an article at toronto.com "How headhunters work to get you
    > > employed"... It states that there are "3,500 recruiters and 2,100
    > > search firms in Canada alone". I would like to find these companies on
    > > the Internet. Anyone knowing where to look for the list of such
    > > companies / services? Can anyone give me a links to mentioned
    > > "Canadian Directory of Search Firms"?
    > >
    > > Best regards,
    > > Andrei
 
Old Oct 19th 2002, 2:00 am
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Default Re: Looking for the list of requiting companies in IT and Engineering

Originally posted by Waterships:
Forget it - they will not employ you until you are a PR. All they do on the
internet is post bogus jobs just to trawl for CVs so they can look good by
submitting loads of real CVs to companies looking for hires - so they seem
to have a lot of good candidates on their books. Then they say, sorry that
person is not available/accepted another contract/withdrawn interest but
here is someone available (local candidate).

Yeh, been there done that.

I still wish you luck.

"Andrew" wrote in message
news:c5826e91.0210151933-
[email protected]
...
    > Hi!
    > Just read an article at toronto.com "How headhunters work to get you
    > employed"... It states that there are "3,500 recruiters and 2,100
    > search firms in Canada alone". I would like to find these companies on
    > the Internet. Anyone knowing where to look for the list of such
    > companies / services? Can anyone give me a links to mentioned
    > "Canadian Directory of Search Firms"?
    > Best regards,
    > Andrei
Hi!
There must be some way of finding a job from USA.
Can anybody tell me if it's possible to register a company in Canada from USA? I heard that we can do that if we want to work as a consultant under skilled category(Software)...ANy help here please....????

Thanks ~Raghu
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