Job Searching? Tip #2

Job searching tip #1, reiterated the fact that the life cycle of a job search is like running a campaign. For any campaign to be successful, it must have a clear vision, a strategy, direction, and a defined outcome.

Have you had the opportunity to compile all of these? In case you did, you now have an extensive inventory of your skills set; your current employment goals are clear; you have reached a conclusion as to which environment will make you happy so that you will stay there for the long-haul, and you are ready for a kick off!

Did you conclude that:

  • you are happy in a small team? then please do not apply or go for an interview at #Apple!
  • you love to implement software? then please do not apply to a position of a bookkeeper!
  • you will be happy earning $100,000 per annum + bonus + benefits at this point in your career? then please do not apply to a position paying $60,000 or even $70,000 per annum, you will most definitely not stay there for the long-haul

In order for you to have a successful outcome, you need to sell you, what you bring to the table and convince the decision maker that you are the best candidate for the position. For that you need to share the most important document of your campaign – your résumé, or what I refer to as: your commercial. With today’s fast paced work environment, you have a maximum of 10 seconds to impress the reader so that they will continue reading your résumé or move on to the next one. It is therefore imperative that your résumé is well written, includes all of your contact information, as well as your physical address. (In case you choose not to include your physical address, please include your postal code so that the reader has an idea of your physical demographics). Ensure your résumé provides the reader with an executive summary of who you are, your employment history, a few highlights of important accomplishments, and all and any other relevant information related to the position you are applying to. Unless your résumé matches the position you are applying for, do not be disappointed or wonder why you did not receive a reply. (Putting together a powerful résumé is crucial, you may want to engage a professional résumé writing service.)

Being in the recruitment business for over twenty years, I cannot stress enough how frustrating it is to receive the résumé of an administrative assistant when the advertised position clearly states Controller, or Financial Analyst. Where do you think this résumé is headed to? You guessed correctly – it is called the “trash bin”.

Bottom lineJob searching is a process which requires patience, resilience, creativity. Take a deep breath, and prior to shooting off your resume to an advertised position always ask yourself: In case I was the person reading this resume would I put it on the Yes pile or the Reject pile? In case your answer is Reject pile, please don’t send it! Most importantly tough, ALWAYS BELIEVE IN A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME! When you believe, you achieve.

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ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE / CREDIT & COLLECTIONS

JOB #2017-111

Employment Type: Contract

Job Duration: 4 months (may lead to a full-time position)

Job Industry: Service

Job Location: Mississauga (Hwy 401 & Matheson Blvd. East area)

Our client, is a Publicly Traded Corporation with operations world wide. In Canada alone, they have over 30 They currently locations servicing individuals and businesses. As they are currently seeking an experienced full time Receivables / Collections professional to service their clients base, they are looking for an experienced individual to fill the gap. Working with the Credit Manager and reporting to the Controller,

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:

  • Reconcile receivables, process clients’ payments and issue any applicable refunds
  • Collection of outstanding accounts using all available methods
  • Ongoing review and analysis of Accounts Receivables and resolve any issues preventing prompt payments
  • Obtain and prepare credit information
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • Post-Secondary Education with Business Administration or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years previous collections experience
  • Solid knowledge of credit and collections practices within a large corporate environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Bilingual a very strong asset

                        Join the current team and make a difference!

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What are your plans for Sunday, September 17,2017? Perhaps attending one of these many events?

Sunday, September the 17th is the last official weekend of summer 2017! Fall officially arrives on September the 22nd. AccuWeather is forecasting mostly sunny and humid Sunday with temperatures as high as 24c. Most certainly summer like weather! There are 59 unique events and festival, that the City of Toronto put together tomorrow, and 24 events in York Region – #Sunday, September 17.2017. These numerous and unique events offer a variety of activities and themes: Art, Music, Food, Dancing, sports, movies, fundraising and so much more. What are you in the mood for? Grab your sun glasses, grab your partner, grab your hat, grab your pet, most importantly grab your “I am in the mood for fun” attitude!

Cirque Du Soleil: VOLTA

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired by the adventurous spirit that fuels action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. For this new production, Cirque du Soleil collaborated with international artist M83 as the composer and musical director, adding his epic space-age future pop sound to the VOLTA stage for the first time. http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

On Common Ground Festival

The On Common Ground festival features an engaging mix of culturally-diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, local food, and family-friendly activities in celebration of Canada 150. This three-day festival will launch the world premiere of Miigis by Red Sky Performance. Melding contemporary Indigenous dance and live music, Miigis explores a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes. http://www.toronto.ca/oncommonground

Toronto Beer Week

Celebrate Toronto’s vibrant craft beer scene this September with Toronto Beer Week. TBW offers 9 days of great events at over 60 of our city’s finest bars and restaurants, and showcases over 35 breweries. With a broad variety of action waiting to be enjoyed at more than 200 events, TBW promises to offer memorable experiences for everyone from craft beer newbies to grizzled veterans. http://torontobeerweek.com

All About Me (Exhibition)

This exhibition showcases a group of highly skilled artists working in the realm of self-portraiture, in a range from contemporary to experimental. This show is curated by award-winning artist and instructor, Steve Rose. Presented in conjunction with the city-wide My City My Six program, each artist is providing a six-word story to accompany their artwork. http://www.toronto.ca/eccartgallery

Canada’s Most Convenient Carnival

On Sunday, September 17th, from 10am-5pm, Canada’s Most Convenient Carnival presented by Circle K is taking over Yonge & Dundas Square. At this one-of-a-kind event, attendees can enjoy Free Ferris Wheel Rides, show off their skills in a paper airplane flying contest for a chance to win Free Gas for a Year, or take the stage to karaoke with a live band. Along with the exciting activities, enjoy Free Frosters, Free Hot Dogs, Circle K giveaways, and much more. No ticket necessary and all ages are welcome! http://bit.ly/2haoVzB

FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories)

FIVARS, The Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories — Canada’s first and original VR/AR showcase — returns to Toronto September 15 -17 for its third year at TIFF. FIVARS showcases a new wave of filmmakers and content producers who push the boundaries of virtual reality cinematography. http://www.fivars.net/

Fall For Dance North

Fall for Dance North festival returns for a third season with three nights of dynamic performances. Each night offers a unique program with highlights that include world premiere festival commissions by Robert Binet of the National Ballet of Canada, seven-time world champion Irish dancer Michaela Hinds, and a world-record breaking 72-Person Ball Passing community dance project with an all Toronto cast. NEW this year is an opening night party with the festival artists featuring DJs, a cash bar and popular food vendors as well as free programming at Union Station. http://www.ffdnorth.com

Girl Expo Canada

Girl Expo Canada is a one day extravaganza designed exclusively for girls ages 5-12 to celebrate all that girls are, can do and can become. The one day event will empower girls to discover their potential through demonstrations, activities, speakers and entertainment. Come to Girl Expo Canada to discover new programs, innovative products and fresh ideas, all in one place. http://www.girlexpocanada.com/

Inventorium

Put your creativity to the test at Inventorium, a dynamic, curiosity-driven space that encourages play, creation and collaboration. http://bit.ly/2fk5xD4

Music History on the Yonge Street Strip

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. http://bit.ly/2wxVGfL

On Golden Pond

In this funny and sentimental play of love, learning and reconciliation, we find a retired couple who have spent their summers on Golden Pond for the last 48 years. Norman clings to his wits despite his declining health. Ethel enjoys all the things that they have in their life together. Changes are on the horizon when their daughter Chelsea and her fiancé Bill visit and leave Billy Junior with Ethel and Norman to care for over the summer. A bond is created as the generations learn from each other. http://bit.ly/2x9aBPu

THE TERRY FOX RUN 2017 AT MILL POND

Everyone is welcome to participate in a Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation we do ask all participants to fundraise or make a donation.   You can raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the Run site. Whatever your choice, please know that every dollar counts. http://www.terryfox.org/run/

GEORGINA FARMERS’ MARKET 2017

The Georgina Farmers’ Market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of products including produce, meats, baked goods and crafts.

This community-run market gives consumers a unique opportunity to meet, get to know and support the people in our town and nearby communities who grow and prepare food. http://bit.ly/2jzLpOW

PEACE FUR PAWS – 5K WALK FOR ANIMALS

This will be Peace Fur Paws’ 3rd Annual fundraising 5K Walk for animals and it will be held at Pet Valu – Uptown Market in Markham. http://pfp5kwalk.myevent.com/

Fall is around the corner. Bid your farewell to the summer of 2017 by enjoying the glorious weather for this Sunday. Celebrate life and have lots of fun! “Tomorrow is promised to no one”.

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Job Searching? Tip #1

I have been in the recruitment business for many years. I meet and speak with many frustrated and discouraged candidates on a daily basis.

Are you facing this situation at this time? In case you are, please realize that a job search is a process. It requires determination, vision, strategy, timeline, diligence, discipline, patience, efficiency, ingenuity, creativity, and most importantly a “I can and will succeed attitude”.

Your job search campaign requires important and crucial questions answered:

  • What are my short and long term goals?
  • Which position meets the most important aspect of my career at this time?
  • Which environment best fits my values, work style and personality?
  • What are my current skills and experiences?
  • Which accomplishments am I most proud of in my career so far?
  • What makes me a unique and valued candidate?
  • What are my strengths?
  • Which areas do I need to improve in?
  • What is my ideal annual or hourly remuneration?
  • What makes me stand out so that the potential employer will make me an employment offer?
  • Does the job I am applying to meets these criteria?

Other questions my be applicable only to you – you are the “boss” of your search. Ensure you communicate your answers effectively and clearly during an in person interview.

Bottom lineThe life cycle of a job search is a campaign. Each campaign requires a predetermined clear vision,strategy and a clear direction. Only then you will have a successful outcome. 

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Senior Accountant

JOB #2017-109

Employment Type: Contract (Start date: October 2017)

Job Duration: 9 months (may lead to a full-time position)

Job Industry: Non Profit, Not for Profit

Job Location: Downtown Toronto

Our client, is a non-for-profit organization operating Canada Wide as well as many other countries worldwide with a mission to create opportunities for families to improve their current lives ensuring a brighter future. They are seeking a Senior Accountant to join the Revenue / donations department. Working with the Senior Accountants team, and reporting indirectly to the Director, Finance

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE: 

  • Bank as and General Ledger reconciliations
  • Reconcile data dump between the Balckbaud and Sage software systems
  • Process various Accounts Receivable transactions
  • Make recommendations on the improvement of current processes and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU: 

  • CPA (CGA, CPA, CA) or close to completion
  • 5+ years experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Hands on experience with Balckbaud and Sage Software a big asset
  • You are detailed oriented, willing to help others and think outside the box
  • Advanced Excel skills – macros, pivot tables
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

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48 Festivals and events are taking place on Sunday September 3.2017 – which one will you be participating in?

Labour Day is the last long weekend of summer 2017! Tuesday is back to school day, no doubt you are not looking forward to the morning traffic which most likely will be back to a mess and your commute to the office a frustrating one. Why not take advantage of the 48 unique events and festival, that the City of Toronto put together tomorrow – #Sunday, September 3.2017? AccuWeather is forecasting a cloudy morning with a few showers, followed by intervals of clouds and sunshine with a comfortable temperature of 21c. These 48 events offer a variety of activities and themes: Art, Music, Food, Dancing, sports, movies. There is something for each and everyone – what are you waiting for? Choose one or two and have lots of fun!

CNE – your the last opportunity to enjoy

Canada’s largest fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), is gearing up for another fun-filled season.
All of the mainstays of Toronto’s beloved end-of-summer tradition are back from the midway games to the farm and sky ride. Also returning are the SuperDogs, Canadian International AirShow, Waterfront Show and the Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating Show starring Elvis Stojko, with all-new themes celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial. https://www.theex.com

Active Ontario Festival

Get up, get out, and get active at Active Ontario festival! Participate in a team sport like soccer or volleyball, climb your way to the top of our rock-climbing wall, learn to dance in one of our workshops and much more! Admission is free, so join us this Labour Day long weekend at Ontario Place for another Ontario150 festival. http://bit.ly/2wtY7TQ

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Arts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to a park near you. Think theatre performances, dance classes, workshops, movies, festivals and more, right in your backyard! http://bit.ly/2xGqSLE

A World Away 2017 – Multicultural Indie Music Concert

Join us at Daniels Spectrum for ‘A World Away’ where we will witness one of the greatest cultural exchanges Canada has ever seen. Multicultural Indie Music Concert featuring Natasha Roldán, Malik Taimur, Earlybird, Ahmed Moneka, Daniel Diaz, Roa Lee, Beatsync, Stretch Turner and others. Each musician brings with them something unique, a taste of their own heritage, a little spice which gives their art a different flair. Bringing together some of the biggest names in the up-and-coming Canadian scene as well as a wide variety of amazing artists from all backgrounds and genres.
Watch as cultures collide – this will be an evening to remember! The sheer amount of stars here means you will find something to float your boat. http://bit.ly/2vUSzOw

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Artist in Resident: Brian Donnelly

In Brian’s most recent work he experimented with a number of solvents as a means of distorting the portraits he painted. The push and pull between the logic of tradition and the absurdity of chaos created a new dialogue within his work. During the summer, Brian will experiment with a number of different stains as painting media. Beer, black coffee etc. This experimentation will happen in conjunction with an exploration of watercolour portrait painting. The portraits created will be of a vast range of Canadians; from prime ministers to plumbers, lobster fishermen to lab technicians. a diverse collection of people, the foundation of a great nation. Stop in and visit Brian in the Gardener’s cottage this summer. http://www.toronto.ca/cedarridge

Family Sundays at the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum holds clay making or tile painting workshops for families every Sunday. Visit our website to see a schedule of upcoming activities. http://bit.ly/2rRWnTe

Film Screening: Life Classes

Canada on Screen is TIFF’s unique and free celebration of the sesquicentennial that shines a light on Canadian talent and the Canadian film and entertainment industry. Screenings and events are based on a list of 150 essential Canadian moving-image works — ranging from television, animation, features + more — compiled through a national poll of industry professionals. Canada on Screen will run throughout 2017 with moving-image installations, special events, special guests, and free screenings across the country.Canada on Screen is co-produced by TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, Cinematheque québécoise and The Cinematheque in Vancouver. The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and RBC are Presenting Partners of Canada on Screen. http://tiff.net/canadaonscreen/

Music in the Park

Join The Church Wellesley Village every Wednesday through Sunday for ‘Music in the Park’ all summer long! From July 5th to October 1st, enjoy the sweet sounds of local talent amongst the intimate setting of Barbara Hall Park. http://bit.ly/2vUXuz2

Bid your farewell to the summer of 2017 by enjoying your Sunday, take pictures, relax, laugh and have lots of fun. Life is short – Just Do It!

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Financial Analyst (SFA)

JOB #2017-110                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Employment Type: Contract

Job Duration: 4 months (may lead to a full time position)

Job Industry: #Financial Services, #Banking

Job Location: Yonge and Bloor

Our client, is a federal regulated Schedule 1 Bank offers retail banking products as well as residential mortgages. They currently seek an independent, hands on Senior Financial Analyst (“SFA”) to join their growing finance team while they are searching for the full-time candidate.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Finance,

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:

  • Prepare and produce various reports using Great Plains version 2013 as well as smart lists
  • Post and create various accounting entries
  • Analyze various transactions
  • Assist with the daily transaction posting with the ability to “dig” through the numbers
  • Various P&L as well as B/S analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • University degree, or CFA an asset only
  • Solid hands on working knowledge of Great Plains version 2013
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently following the direction given by the AVP
  • Good Excel skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight dead lines during various times of the month
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet all an any deadlines

 

                        Join the current team and make a difference!

E-mail (resumes@controllersoncall.ca) your resume today in WORD FORMAT or Apply on line http://www.controllersoncall.ca/submit-inforesume.html

                                 We thank and value all our applicants.

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