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8 Questions… with Alexander Singh

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Emily Lee, Partner, ZSA Legal Recruitment, interviews Alexander Singh, Director and General Counsel, Acasta Capital Inc. 1. Why did you decide to become a lawyer? I completed a business undergraduate degree and from there I launched right into the workforce.  I started looking for more of a challenge and after speaking with practicing lawyers I […]

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Five Tips for Negotiating Your Next Offer

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“The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.” – Howard Baker It is one of those fun times of the year, when accounting firms and some companies announce promotions, possible salary raises, and bonuses. This usually causes a negative reaction […]

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Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond

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One of my favourite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, talks about “the phenomenon of relative deprivation – the ‘Big Fish – Little Pond’ effect” in his book, David and Goliath, as it pertains to the education system. What the ‘Big Fish – Little Pond’ effect describes is that those people who are “at the very top of […]

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6 Common Traits of Top Candidates

Over my 9 years of doing professional recruitment, I feel it has become easier and easier to see what differentiates top candidates in the market from those who are “middle of the road.” Here are 6 common traits of the way the “stars” go about navigating their careers; these are the “A+” candidates that I […]

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8 Questions… with Robert Brain

Emily Lee, Partner, ZSA Legal Recruitment, interviews Robert Brain, Vice President and General Counsel, Redknee Solutions Inc. 1. Why did you decide to become a lawyer? I have always been drawn to legal and/or justice related issues and topics.  I would also consider myself a highly analytical person.  Prior to law school, I spent many […]

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8 Questions… with Simon McGrath

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Emily Lee, Partner, ZSA Legal Recruitment, interviews Simon McGrath, Senior Director, Legal Affairs at Live Nation Global Touring   1. Why did you decide to become a lawyer? Being a lawyer is something I always thought I would do.  My father and my grandfather had a law firm in London, Ontario.  As a teenager I […]

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