Posts By Jessica Rowen

It’s True: Agency Tech Recruiters Suck

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It’s no secret that agency tech recruiters don’t have the best reputation. I mean, you might have landed a decent job through a recruiter before and that’s great. But generally, there seems to be a pretty negative consensus out there. You could Google it or look on Glassdoor, but you already know. This really comes through in a popular Medium post by Eric Elliott titled The Recruiter Pla... continue reading >

Career Roadmap Series | Rajah Lehal – Founder and CEO, Clausehound.com

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Everyone has a story to tell. Toronto hosts a vibrant tech ecosystem that continues to grow and make waves around the world. But the community is made up of individuals, each with their own experiences of triumph, struggle, detours and grit. We’re launching this new Career Roadmap series to share just some of these many stories with you. Each post will put a spotlight on someone in the indust... continue reading >

The Benefits of Coaching | TheLuckyFew Podcast featuring Tara Rhodes

So I might be slightly biased, but a super talented coach I know, Tara Rhodes (full disclosure, she's a colleague at gdR), met up with Aaron Parker, the host of TheLuckyFew podcast, this week to talk about leadership coaching and development at gdR. As she describes it “there are all these companies that are growing and don’t know how, so when we talk about leadership development and coach... continue reading >

2016: Year in Review

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Whatever your opinion of 2016, there’s no denying it was an eventful year: there were tragedies around the world, we lost many artists, contested political decisions reverberated across Britain and the US... Thankfully, the news isn’t all bad, especially for the Toronto tech ecosystem. In 2016, TechToronto reported that tech now accounts for 15% of all jobs in Toronto, providing 17% of ... continue reading >