John Brandwagt
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John Brandwagt

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 Mar

Be an Informed Job Seeker: 5 Questions You Don't Have to Answer in an Interview

Posted by John Brandwagt

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms makes it illegal to discriminate against Canadian citizens on a number of factors, including sex or gender, sexual identity, ethnicity or race, and disability.

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Topics: IT Jobs
12 Mar

IT Recruiters: Use These 6 Tools to Improve Your Hiring Process

Posted by John Brandwagt

Working in the IT industry, you’ve seen all of the wonderful things technology can do for businesses and people these days. New apps and programs help people work smarter, not harder.

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Topics: IT Recruiting
9 Mar

How to Optimize Your Online Presence for Your Job Search

Posted by John Brandwagt

You might think finding a job these days is easy. After all, the Canadian market has the lowest unemployment in 40 years right now and the economy is booming. There are worker shortages in several key industries, including IT. The IT skills shortage will only get worse as the industry continues to grow.

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Topics: IT Jobs
2 Mar

5 Secrets to Getting Your IT Resume Noticed

Posted by John Brandwagt

It can be difficult to get your IT resume noticed by a potential employer. You’ve applied for job after job, but you rarely get called in for an interview. Most often, it’s because you’re competing with an average of another 249 people for the same position.

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Topics: IT Jobs
23 Feb

How To Get Social Media To Help You Find Jobs

Posted by John Brandwagt

Social media is the defining characteristic of the 2010s. While social media started earlier, with sites like Facebook hitting the scene in 2005, most social networks have come into their own in the last few years.

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Topics: IT Jobs




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