John Brandwagt
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John is a Practice Leader at Inteqna. He’s been working in IT Search in Calgary since 1997. He works best with selective job seekers—those who excel at what they do and enjoy their current jobs. Since they don’t have time to look for themselves, he helps them find their dream jobs. From a client perspective, he helps organizations find the talent that will propel their business. John is involved in several of Calgary’s technical user groups and has held board roles in non-profit groups. He is a single dad of four boys who try to beat him at every physical activity from hiking to rugby.
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19 Sep

HOW STAFFING AGENCIES IN CANADA HIRE IT ENGINEERS?

Posted by John Brandwagt

If you’re an IT engineer looking for a job then you’ve landed on the right page. As per a recent survey, there is a shortage of over 182,000 skilled IT engineers in Canada and still businesses are not able to find the right talent to fill those vacant position. In such a job market, staffing agencies specializing in IT recruitment go along way in helping both candidates and employers.

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5 Sep

6 STEPS TO NAIL A PHONE INTERVIEW

Posted by John Brandwagt

Congratulations! You got a call for a first round interview. This means your resume was well-drafted and you had optimized it for applicant tracking system too. But you don’t know much about the types of interview questions or the kind of information the recruiter is seeking. Don’t fret about it. We all go through this phase.

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29 Aug

TIPS TO SCREEN YOUR RESUME BEFORE APPLYING FOR A JOB

Posted by John Brandwagt

Backed by research, we now know recruiters only spend six seconds on an average to scan a resume. Six seconds is all it takes for an employer to decide whether you’ll be considered for the type of job advertised or not. When the window of opportunity is this small, every word on your resume matters.

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Topics: IT Jobs, resume tips
15 Aug

Record Low Unemployment, Still 397,400 Jobs Vacant In Canada

Posted by John Brandwagt

Labor market studies would confuse even King Solomon. Things seem a little topsy-turvy in Canada. We are experiencing a very low unemployment rate, which is good. On the other hand, job vacancies have increased. Second Quarter, 2018 shows a job vacancy rate of 3.1%. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business Help Wanted Report notes this is the highest vacancy rate observed in the last 14 years. Approximately 400,000 jobs have been vacant for four months.

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Topics: IT Jobs
1 Aug

The Importance of Networking in Landing a Job

Posted by John Brandwagt

Canada’s employers have a great demand for Information Technology professionals and engineers. It does not mean hiring offers are automatic because competition is fierce. A person will be up against highly qualified rivals and need a competitive edge. Many times, people are trapped in a traditional mindset when it comes to job hunting. They will rely on responding to want ads and sending out resumes, hoping for the best. That is not very efficient and it can result in lost opportunities. IT and engineering professionals must understand that they must go the extra mile in order to land that perfect job.

Networking is part of the process.

Download "The 2017/2018 Salary Guide For Information Technology Professionals"

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