Jobs, Jobs, Everywhere: A Recruiter’s Perspective

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Jobs, Jobs, Everywhere: A Recruiter’s Perspective
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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for a major human resources consulting firm 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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Here are the two most interesting job postings I saw this week. I bet you didn’t even know that you could apply for jobs like this.

CIA Job Posting

Adecco 3.87,420 reviews – Markham, ON
$12.75 an hour – Temporary, Contract

Adecco is currently hiring for temporary Medicinal Marijuana Trimmers in Markham. To qualify for this Medicinal Marijuana Trimmer role, a background in food, pharmaceuticals or agriculture is preferred. This position could lead to a full time permanent opportunity. Our client is a licensed producer of medicinal marijuana. They are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of their products and services. The pay rate for this position is $12.75/hour.
Why Work for us?
• Great pay + 4% vacation pay
• Paid weekly – accurate and on time
• Medical and dental benefits once qualified
• Strong health and safety programs
• Flexible shifts
• Generous referral bonuses
• Free training programs

Medicinal Marijuana Trimmer Qualifications:

• Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
• Comfortable wearing a gown and hairnet
• Able to pass a criminal background check
• Available for day shifts 8AM to 5PM Monday to Friday
• Experience in food, pharma or agriculture preferred

If I brush up on my French, I could apply to both of them.

My point is that there are job postings in all kinds of places. Don’t restrict yourself to the same old sources. I love LinkedIn as much as the next person but not everything is posted there.

Watch for magazines, trade associations, community newspapers, business groups – there are so many possibilities.

Many jobs are only posted on company websites. There are quite a few good webinars that you can watch to learn about how to google for jobs. I am not sure it’s a skill you need to really develop. Most people do not want to be professional job seekers, but it can be an interesting way to spend a rainy afternoon.

So keep your eyes open and remember, don’t just read postings for you. Think about people in your circle as well. There is no better karma than helping someone find a job. I know because it’s what I do for a living.



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