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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

November 16, 2016

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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Recruiting for Potential: The Value of Story

September 19, 2016

“Tell us your story”.  As recruiters, this is often our lead question. It gives candidates an open forum to walk us through how they’ve progressed throughout their careers. Typically, their resume speaks for itself. Many candidates have experience based on sequential positions and have gradually progressed through a traditional career path. However, in a growing…

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Back to Business: Capitalizing on the Energy of the Fall Season

August 25, 2016

In our most recent e-newsletter Engaging in Leadership, we discuss the importance of organizations harnessing the energy of the new season as they get “back to business” this fall. But what about the individuals? For any professional, this is a great time to check in on your career progression. Whether your organization offers a formal…

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10 Considerations When Writing Your Resume

May 27, 2016

Let’s face it, nobody likes writing resumes, and unless you are in the world of recruitment, you probably don’t like reading them either. However, the truth is resumes are a necessary evil and fall into the category of other necessary, but undesirable tasks of life, such as taxes, insurance, or even the dreaded dentist. Regardless…

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Career Change – Why Wait?

April 19, 2016

How many of you know someone who is unhappy in their job or career? Likely, the majority of you know several people. In fact, you might even be one of these people! Almost five years ago, at 45 years old, I decided to leave the world of accounting to become a recruiter. Why you ask?…

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Results of our Leadership Talent Survey

December 7, 2012

Attracting and retaining leadership talent is one of the most important success factors for organizations in Alberta’s energy industry.  In order to assist organizations in developing a better understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of the industry’s talent strategies, Conroy Ross Partners initiated the Leadership Talent Survey. The survey addressed management and executive leaders in…

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Let Your Light Shine

July 19, 2012

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?… And as we let our own…

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Strategy and the Giant Squid

April 3, 2012

Strategy and the Giant Squid Recently I was watching a documentary on nature that featured the Giant Squid, and I came to two conclusions: 1) The giant squid is an unbelievable marvel of evolution; and, 2) There are uncanny parallels between evolution in nature and the development and execution of business strategy. Business people have…

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On Compensation, Keeping Great People, and Old World Wisdom

February 3, 2012

I’m one of those lucky people who has a remarkable mentor.  At the end of every single lunch when we get together, I feel buoyed (we always laugh – a lot!), inspired, and that (as quickly as the world changes), there are just some basic fundamentals that never really vary. Bill tells the story of…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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