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Best IT recruiting agencies in Toronto?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    Well, I've decided to rejoin the workforce after taking an extended vacation. Does anyone have any suggestions for agencies, or companies to submit resumes to? I'd prefer not to get involved with some sort of agency that want's to take a portion of my pay every week.

    If anyone knows someone looking for Oracle / Cold Fusion people, I'd love to get a heads up with the 411. :)

  2. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    How long have you been out of the workforce to be dreaming in la-la-land? :D
  3. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    On a related note, does anyone know of a professional resume-writing service in Toronto?
  4. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Best IT recruiting agencies in Toronto?

    hahaha so true.. most of the large companies deal with contracting agency's almost solely. ie. ibm (kelly services & manpower professional), cibc (manpower), etc..etc..


  5. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    I might be dreaming, but dreaming never hurt anyone. Plus I'm not is a rush so I can bide my time until something perfect pops up.

    I'd also like any potential employers to operate a new-concept office with foozball, beer fridge, bikes to ride around the office on, young and funky employees, and flex hours. Is that too much to ask?
  6. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Ah, you should check out one of those up-and-coming dot coms that don't actually generate revenue. :D
  7. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Yeah, I'm looking for a job that lets me sit on my ass all day, eat junk food and download porn off the internet. And hookers and free drugs would be nice too.
  8. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    I would be nice to have a government job, wouldn't it?
  9. dicksherwood

    dicksherwood TRIBE Member

    Dude with Oracle and Cold Fusion you're not going to have much trouble at all. But I gotta tell you the 97-99 office environments are done, no vc for that type of thing anymore. You're looking at a corporate gig unless you want to open up shop on your own. I'm sucking it up right now doing asp/sql for a law firm and it's not bad, the money is good, plenty o' perks (although no foosball and nobody brings their dog...), lot's of money for training and it looks good on a resume when you start selling your services independantly.

    Most wap development is being done in cold fusion and as more wireless companies start incorporating e-commerce that Oracle back end is going to be a serious plus, I'd start there. And throw your resume up on monster and workopolis, make sure it's seen around the world, I've received calls from employers in the UK, Ireland and Oz, if the timing had been better I would've been all over those positions.

    As far as recruiters, they're all kinda sketchy but I've had good results with Genevieve at Martins Lynch (www.martinslynch.com) and Brendan at Ajilon (www.ajilon.ca)

    Good luck B and remember the corporate world ain't so bad as long as you're getting what you want out of it.

  10. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Anyone know about professional resume-writing services?
  11. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Best IT recruiting agencies in Toronto?

    if you only knew how many positions i applied for through ajilon and never ONCE heard back from them.. grrrr


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