Resume white lies. Do they matter?

Padding your resume? You might call it an embellishment.  Or a harmless white lie. But recruiters at The Bagg Group, and hiring managers everywhere, call it something else. We call it a deal-breaker. Studies show many people feel fibbing on a resume is similar to illegally downloading music  — does anyone really get caught?  Aside… Read more »

Rethink: Job-hunting is about giving, not just finding

When looking for a job opportunity, a promotion, to make a career change, or to make new contacts — many of us feel all we can do is work on our resume, our interviewing skills, ask, and hope we get what we’d like. But the expert recruiters at The Bagg Group have a unique suggestion… Read more »

Waiting for an email from recruiters? Read this

Waiting is hard to do.  And we’re getting worse and worse at it. We are so used to getting results NOW that asking any of us to be patient is like, well, expecting us wait for a web page to slowly load. As if. About 32% of us will give up on a slow-loading page… Read more »

Job hunters: What not to wear in a heat wave to a job interview

In the summer, recruiters at The Bagg Group sometimes have to walk a fine line. For 47 years, we’ve been matchmaking between people and companies. And why do we win awards for creating so many happy relationships?  Because we listen deeply to clients and candidates about their experience, skills, interests, hopes, likes, dislikes, and values…. Read more »

The Job Hunter’s Guide to BBQ Season

Heard this before? “You want cheese on that burger, and hey, how’s the job hunt going?”In BBQ season, hamburgers aren’t the only things being grilled.  Anyone looking for a job in the GTA, or Canada, can count on being grilled this summer by well-meaning friends, family, neighbours. At The Bagg Group, we get you. We’ve… Read more »

Job-hunters: Do less. Seriously.

When it comes to sending out resumes, here’s what the experts at The Bagg Group want you to know.  Quality matters more than quantity. Many job seekers believe the best way to land a job interview is to upload the same one-size-fits-all resume to as many places as possible. Their strategy is to press send,… Read more »

What I should have said … in my job interview

At The Bagg Group, we know this can happen.  You interviewed for –let’s say — a sales position. The interviewer asks, “Have you ever led a team?”  You answer, ‘Well, not really.” Later you wonder, why didn’t I mention that I’d taken the lead on many department-wide initiatives. Or the interviewer asks, “Do you have… Read more »

Don’t have summer job yet? Don’t panic

May’s here and you don’t have a summer job lined up?  Read this before panic sets in around the kitchen table at home. At The Bagg Group, we get what it’s like to be a student on the lookout for work.  We’ve worked with thousands as temps over the years.  And of course, we were all… Read more »