Sanoja joined ZSA in 2016 as a Recruitment Administrator and transitioned into a Support Consultant role. In her current role, she is responsible for the sourcing, headhunting and recruitment of Law Clerks and Legal Assistants for both Law Firms and In-House clients in Toronto.
Sanoja graduated from Seneca College with a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources. Prior to joining ZSA, Sanoja worked at RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in Human Resources, where she was heavily involved in the administration and support of their recruiting process. In her spare time, Sanoja enjoys working out, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family.
My experience working with Sanoja at ZSA was excellent. This was my first time working with a recruiter, and I was pleased to find Sanoja very responsive and helpful – she consistently responded in a timely manner to any inquiries. I would definitely work with her again in the future.
Simone KnottPaliare Roland
ZSA was part of my job search after several months of seeking work. My experience working with Sanoja was excellent – she is friendly, professional and courteous. She was very communicative, and was helpful in prepping me for interviews. Although I have used other recruiters in the past, I felt that ZSA took me seriously, and was up front from beginning to end. Sanoja made all the difference in my experience, and I highly recommend her.
Rhona HumphreysK Hannaford Barristers
I have been working with ZSA for about 2 years to help me source a permanent role in corporate securities. Working with Sanoja has been an excellent experience – she has been very helpful over the years in trying to secure me roles that she felt would be a good fit. Every time I followed up after the end of a contract or temp position, Sanoja was helpful sourcing for something permanent when the opportunity arose. Sanoja’s approach in finalizing details and compensation was great as she knows my potential and what I could bring to an organization.
Sue HaranDRI Capital Inc.
I reached out to ZSA because of their strong relationships with law firms, and their familiarity with a variety of legal work environments. I trusted ZSA to handle the process, as I was working during my job search, which eased my concerns from the beginning. I was impressed at how quickly the ZSA team was able to provide results. I was placed as a Legal Administrative Assistant at a law firm very quickly.
Brittany HolmesLegal Administrative Assistant
I was recently placed by Sanoja Desa into a new position. I had initially applied to a different job opening on the ZSA website, but Sanoja contacted me to discuss my qualifications and other opportunities which led to this successful placement. Overall, working with Sanoja was excellent! She was very pleasant to talk too and helped me find my new job! I would definitely use the services of ZSA again.
Sue RusswurmBusiness and Legal Affairs Clerk | VICE Media
I was looking for a new employer as I was not happy in my current position. I had contacted other placement firms as well as applied via LinkedIn, ILCO and other job sites directly with employers before enlisting the services of ZSA and Sanoja Desa.
Sanoja was responsive and sent my resume out to many positions very quickly. I felt that she was always honest and had my best interests in mind. She was able to give my resume more exposure than simply submitting generically through a job posting. Overall, ZSA was the most responsive and had the most postings to draw from of the caliber I was looking for.
Sanoja was amazing! I will definitely use ZSA’s services again.
Alexis FitzjohnFormerly at Miller Thomson LLP
My ZSA Consultant was Sanoja Desa. She found me a temporary legal administrative position, and afterwards the company offered me a permanent job as a Legal Executive Assistant. I am very grateful to Sanoja for her help in finding me this role – I found her support during and after the process to be exemplary, beyond a reasonable doubt! Sanoja is an exceptional Consultant! She is very helpful, responsive, proactive and makes you feel that she truly cares about finding the opportunity just for you! She replies to e-mails right away, even in the late hours and on weekends. If it is something urgent, she calls you right away. She works very efficiently and hard to find you the right role. I would have no hesitation in recommending ZSA and especially Sanoja to other candidates and employers. Thank you for the amazing experience!
Barbara BernalLegal Executive Assistant | Peartree Financial
I was hired in a Legal Assistant/Paralegal position. I would rate my experience with ZSA a 10. They made themselves very available for me in terms of questions and were excellent in communicating my wishes and concerns to the employer. They seemed very engaged in ensuring both parties were completely satisfied. I have used other recruiters and I feel like at times they are too slow or not as proactive. ZSA recommended the position to me and within a week I had the interview. I have worked with other recruiters for years that to this day have never been able to secure me a temp or permanent position. I would absolutely use ZSA again and recommend them to friends.
Omja KakpovbiaPlaintiff PI PLG | Rodin Law Firm
I have a 10-year, long standing relationship with ZSA and was contacted by Sanoja Desa regarding a potential role. My experience was excellent. Sanoja was fantastic to work with. She promptly answered any questions I sent her way, she helped to negotiate vacation days ahead of the contract coming through and did her best to ensure that the contract brought to the table was basically ready to be signed. I have had some interaction with other recruiters in the past but have now landed three amazing positions as a direct result of the efforts of ZSA. Although I hope to be at Rogers for the long haul, I would work with ZSA again. I will continue to recommend ZSA to anyone who needs assistance in finding a new position or to employers looking to fill a vacancy.
Jessica SpratleyRogers Communications
Since the early 2000s, if I were ever seeking new employment, I have always contacted ZSA, or applied to job postings on their website knowing that I would receive prompt and efficient service. Sanoja provided excellent communication in updating me on the status of my application and answered all of my questions very efficiently. I appreciated the consistent contact and updates – I was never left hanging, not knowing where I stood within the process. While I have used other recruiters in the past, none have been as proactive as ZSA and I would, without a doubt recommend ZSA to others seeking employment.
Debbie FungRussell Investments
I was placed as a Legal Assistant with the help of my ZSA Consultant. Everyone at ZSA was very helpful and always positive. Even when I felt discouraged at times, they always reassured me and managed to make me feel better and motivated to continue my search. Over the few months I’ve been in contact with ZSA, I’ve learned lots of valuable interview tips and how the hiring process works. I have used other recruiters before, but I found ZSA to be the most helpful in my search because they really understand how to find the perfect fit for you rather than just any job.
I was connected to Sanoja through a job posting on Indeed. Although I had been recently unemployed, Sanoja helped me regain my self-confidence with her positive attitude while also helping me look into other positions that I might be interested in. I had worked with smaller recruiters in the past, and despite ZSA being a larger company, Sanoja provided invaluable help in finding the perfect firm and position for me. ZSA’s expertise in legal recruitment makes me confident that I would use their services again in the future.
Annette FranciscoCassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
ZSA have been the most helpful recruitment company I have ever dealt with. Very efficient service from the initial introduction phone call, to the final ‘congrats’ email, ZSA exceeded my expectations and I will certainly recommend ZSA to my contacts. Working with Warren, Lana and Sanoja brought great value to the process as they kept me updated throughout, which I found very reassuring. I have worked with other recruiters in the past, and I have found ZSA to be the best – they made the recruitment process enjoyable.
I was looking for a more senior level position, and felt that ZSA would help connect me with a great firm and ensure a good fit. I had applied for postings I had seen on my own, but I either never got an interview or when I had taken the job, the firm did not feel like a good fit. Working with ZSA was fantastic! They found me a Senior Corporate Clerk position with a reputable firm. They were very attentive, responsive, and listened to my questions and concerns throughout the process. Working with ZSA opened up doors that I may not have been able to access myself. ZSA was also more thorough and truly listened to what I was looking for, compared to other recruiters I have used.
Rose Marie Lee
After job seeking through temp agencies who failed to follow-up, and on my own without success, I reached out to ZSA. Working with Sanoja was an excellent experience – she is very professional and knew exactly which position would suit me. She was able to take my education background and my previous work experience into account. Sanoja and I communicated regularly by phone and email, and regardless of how busy she was, she would respond to my emails very promptly, never leaving me waiting. I would highly recommend ZSA to hiring managers and job seekers. I am very thankful for having Sanoja as my ZSA consultant!
Natalie YeungEmergent Technologies
I was placed into a legal administrative assistant position. ZSA was quick to reply to my emails and was always there to answer any questions I had along the way. I really appreciated how quickly they communicated with both my potential employer and I whenever an issue arose. Without ZSA, I know I wouldn’t have been hired as quickly and efficiently as I was. They also provided me with valuable background information on the companies and positions they were hiring. I really liked how they were able to narrow down positions to those that were of interest to me. I will absolutely recommend ZSA to anyone I know who is looking for a career in the legal field.
Colleen ChangLegal Administrative Assistant
Sanoja is always so responsive to emails and great at keeping me updated on the status of the position. I found the communication between us particularly helpful. I would use the services of ZSA again. Thanks for everything!
I have had some interaction with other recruiters in the past but have now landed three amazing positions as a direct result of the efforts of ZSA. Although I hope to be at Rogers for the long haul, I would work with ZSA again. I will continue to recommend ZSA to anyone who needs assistance in finding a new position or to employers looking to fill a vacancy.