Procom Jobcast

Procom Jobcast
By Alex Mackenzie & Wendy Kennah
About this podcast
Weekly podcast from Procom.
Latest episodes
Sept. 23, 2013
It has happened to most of us. You think you have the perfect joke, you share it work, and it fell flat, or worse, it actually caused offense. In this week's podcast Meghayu and Erica discuss the topic, and tips on how to use humor correctly. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
Sept. 16, 2013
Most people, especially those in contracting, have periods of unemployment. You may have gone back to school to hone your skills, taken a break to travel, or, even simply struggled to land your next opportunity. While these are all understandable, they don't make pleasant reading on a resume. Tune in to this week's podcast to learn how you explain those gaps. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
Sept. 9, 2013
Double submission means automatic disqualification from a job. Simply put, a hiring company won't know which recruiting firm to pay. the ultimate loser is the job seeker.Download this week's podcast for tips to ensure you are avoiding double submissions on jobs you are interested in. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
Aug. 27, 2013
Erica receives a LinkedIn request, followed by several recommendations from a total stranger, resulting in a conversation on how to use LinkedIn correctly and professionally. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
Aug. 20, 2013
After Meghayu receives a call from an Account Manager regarding a consultant being fired for carrying out communications for their Real Estate business from a client site, online etiquette is a hot topic of conversation.And with Erica away, Meghayu invites fellow Procom Recruiter Greg Fernando on to the Jobcast to give his views on this topic.As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.  
Aug. 12, 2013
You formatted your resume to fit like a glove, you rocked the interview, and then....you hear nothing. Days pass, and you still don't hear a word. What do you do? Erica and Meghayu are back with some tips on how to deal with these situations including when to send an email, and answering why recruiters don't follow up straight away. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
Aug. 7, 2013
We've spoken in length about finding a job, submitting a resume and working with recruiters, but at one point you have to meet your potential employer for an interview.In this week's podcast, Meghayu and Erica run down some key points in bringing your A-game to an interview, and making sure you leave the best possible impression. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
July 29, 2013
As we roll through summer, IT professionals will be doing their math to budget for vacation, and back to school shopping, and undoubtedly, 'what-if' thoughts about earning more money will be triggered.As well as from moving jobs, one way to achieve this is to speak to your boss about a potential raise. And why not - you worked hard, your work helped the business prosper, and you may even have taken on more responsibility!But, before you storm in to the office, be sure to hear Meghayu and Erica's tips that can help boost your chances of receiving that raise. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.  
July 23, 2013
As a trusted adviser, with a vested interest to help you land your next role, a recruiter is one of the most important cogs in helping you in your job search. With that in mind, of course, there are things that you should not tell be telling them. In this week's podcast, Procom recruiters and Jobcast hosts Erica and Meghayu explain 5 really important ones that they should never hear from their consultants. The hosts also present two roles they are working - 4 opportunities as a Business Intelligence Specialist, and a Desktop Support Technician. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.
July 15, 2013
Your recruiter has asked you to update your resume to bring it in line with the job description. What do you do?Meghayu and Erica are back with the lowdown on why this is a mandatory part of your job search, and tips on how to make your resume stand out.Hot roles include a Senior Network Engineer/Designer role in Edmonton, and a SharePoint Developer for a banking client.As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on [email protected], and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.