Salima joined ZSA in December of 2002. As a Managing Consultant, she focuses on advising and placing associates in law firms and in-house counsel positions in Toronto.
Originally from British Columbia, Salima obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. She articled in Vancouver and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1997. Salima’s background as in-house counsel at Intergulf Development Corporation and private practice at Jeffrey & Calder makes her uniquely positioned to assist associates contemplating a career change. In her spare time, Salima likes to cook, workout and spend time with her family.
In-House Senior Legal Counsel | General Mills Canada
I have used ZSA in Toronto for approximately 3.5 years now, as Salima helped me find my previous job, as well as my current position as In-House Senior Legal Counsel for General Mills Canada. I find that both ZSA and Salima are at the top of their game. My experience working with Salima was great! She has always been very helpful, and took the time to understand my needs and interests. She always made herself available, and was pleasant to work with. I never had a problem reaching Salima and I feel she was really invested in helping me find a position. I really feel Salima makes a strong effort to get to know her clients, understands their concerns and needs, and really focuses on helping secure a position that meets the client's criteria. Moreover, Salima understands the market and the legal world, and provides excellent advice. I would highly recommend her to my colleagues and I will definitely use her services again in the future if the need arises. I am completely satisfied with my experience, both with Salima and ZSA.
Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment Law | Bell Canada
Bell Canada was looking for Senior Counsel. We contacted ZSA as a result of our long standing relationship. Overall, our experience in working with Salima Alibhai was great. Salima really understood what type of person I was and what type of candidate I was looking for. She was able to submit excellent candidates. She brought a lot of value to the hiring process in several ways. I am not from Ontario so I could never have find any candidate. In addition, I found that Salima provided great information on the candidates before the interviews and she was extremely helpful in arranging for the interviews. I have only used ZSA in the past, and will continue to use ZSA for years to come.
The nature of the position for which we were hiring was assistant general counsel. Before contacting ZSA, we had it posted ads on different internal company websites, Workopolis, and 3 or 4 large law firm for referrals with our network and with no luck. A colleague told us about ZSA and we clicked on Salima’s name. Our experience in working with Salima was fantastic! She was extremely collaborative, communicative, and the turn-around response was great between her and her assistant Cynthia. The fact is that search consultants make a big difference as they speak the same language and know what the profession is, and what it looks like in different industries. There is a better understanding of what the requirements are and a good knowledge of the field of industry and what the employment industry looks like for attorneys. Salima also provided good insight into the compensation as well. If I had to hire another attorney I would come back to ZSA. I used a different firm two years ago to fill the same role, and, although they were good a good firm, I would have rather used ZSA. I would absolutely use the services of ZSA again, and would definitely recommend them to all my HR friends.