The MSG Blog

Welcome to the MSG Blog.

At MacDonald Search Group, we thrive on creating positive, beneficial connections for our clients and job-seekers.

Our team members are among the best in the biz at what they do. Each one has years of industry insights to share. Here are some practical tips and best practices to help you connect more effectively with exceptional candidates and great companies.

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The MSG Blog

MSG Calgary Welcomes Sean Baker !

Posted on August 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that SEAN BAKER has joined MacDonald Search Group in our Calgary office. Sean will be leading our Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain practice covering Alberta,…

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GET TO KNOW YOUR MACDONALD SEARCH GROUP CONSULTANT: Meet Jaime Burke

Posted on August 23, 2019

Beverage Alcohol Expert with a Splash of Zen. Strapping on sneakers in her Olympic Village condo in preparation to run the False Creek seawall, the newest addition to the MacDonald Search Group…

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Interview Best Practices for Non-HR Interviewers

Posted on August 23, 2019

Hiring a new person shouldn’t be an onerous interruption to your schedule. A well-planned process can be a joyous celebration of corporate growth and respite from the rapidly spreading brush fire you…

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Interview Prep – What are Employers Seeing?

Posted on August 22, 2019

The initial phone screening went great and now you’ve been invited to a second interview. You…are…on…a…roll! Nailing this to get a third (and often final) interview takes work. The hiring manager…

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MSG Tackles The Okanagan Wine Trail!

Posted on June 03, 2019

After a record setting year of business in 2018, the team at MacDonald Search Group descended on the Okanagan Valley for a combined incentive and annual meeting.  The highlight was a full day of food…

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Job Search 101: How To Pass The Social Media Maturity Test

Posted on March 06, 2019

In a little over a decade, social media has dramatically changed our lives. While some people in the employment pool have grown up with it, others are less versed on the intricacies of the…

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How To Streamline The Recruiting Process: A Guide For Hiring Managers

Posted on March 06, 2019

You want to fill a position and, ideally, you would like the best possible candidate as soon as possible. But what’s a reasonable timeline to expect for finding and hiring a qualified candidate?…

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Get To Know Your MacDonald Search Group Consultant: Stuart Calvert

Posted on March 05, 2019

Stuart Calvert, Managing Director--Ontario Where are you from? I’m from a town called Preston in the north of England. Preston’s claim to fame is being a founding member of the Football League and…

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11 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK IN AN INTERVIEW IF YOU REALLY WANT THE JOB

Posted on November 24, 2017

Successful interviews aren't just about having the right answers. They are about asking the right questions. As an interviewer, being asked good questions keeps me energized, engaged and interested…

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Three Traits Recruiters Find Most Desirable In Face-to-Face Job Interviews

Posted on September 27, 2017

Three Traits Recruiters Find Most Desirable In Face-to-Face Job InterviewsRecruiters and hiring managers have always considered conversational skills an important trait in new hires, but a new survey…

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ABC's of Resume Writing

Posted on June 15, 2017

With almost 20 years or recruiting and countless interviews, I have definitely seen my share of resumes. Some great and some not so great. I am often asked, “what makes a great resume?”. You would…

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4 SIGNS THAT REFLECT YOU DON’T HAVE A HEALTHY WORK CULTURE

Posted on June 15, 2017

Healthy work culture is one of the most stressed aspects of building a great team in today’s scenario. In the words of Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, “If you get the culture right, most of the other…

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4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Posted on June 14, 2017

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things. You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great…

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How Can I Learn About A Company's Culture?

Posted on June 02, 2017

The answer to "How can I learn about a company's culture?" is "You can ask them about it." You can ask your prospective hiring manager almost anything, but most job-seekers don't dare! We say we…

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