Job Research 101: Oakville Recruiter

Job Research 101: Oakville Recruiter
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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge based in Toronto, Ontario. Although she has been recruiting for quite a few years, she still gets a big thrill from calling someone to set up an interview and an even bigger thrill when she hears a happy dance as she tells them when their new job starts. Laura lives with her family in Oakville, where she has lived for over 25 years, and is a significant contributor to the Canadian Federation of University Women - Oakville and Women in Nuclear, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

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I was standing around eating popcorn with my colleagues this week and I started dreaming up with all kinds of new flavours. They were convinced that I was quite a genius and that perhaps I should explore this as a career opportunity.

I figured that it was worthy of some research. Could I really be a Flavour Designer?  It sounded pretty intriguing.

So I started on eluta.ca to see if I could find postings with this title. No go.  Then I went to simplyhired.com thinking it might more of an American thing.

Bingo!  There were some really interesting posting for Flavorists which turns out to be the same thing. Imagine developing new flavours for Pepsi or Frito Lay or even Kernels.

I was then able to go back to the Canadian sites with this title and find similar postings. Things were looking good.

The next step was to go to Linkedin.com to find people who are Flavorists now to see where they work and what they do every day. I was even able to piece together a pretty good looking career path.

This was pretty heady stuff. I was doodling all kinds of new flavors- caramel bacon popcorn, blueberry balsamic salad dressing, bourbon pistachio ice cream….. Then I found the first obstacle: a Bachelor science in Chemistry was listed in the education part of almost all of the profiles. I went back and checked the postings I liked.

Yep.  It was there too.

Next stop:  Night school!

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