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  • 1. CMA Ontario’s Annual Strategic Management Accounting Conference
  • 2. “ You can't be a Legend without a Great Story! With an unshakeable credo and corporate philosophy of un-wavering commitment to service, PTC Accounting and Finance Inc has been recognized by our clients and candidates for being the Gold Standard of recruiting.” Bruce Singer, CEO PTC Accounting and Finance Inc .
  • 3. We asked our candidates, what can PTC do to become the PREMIER agency in the staffing industry?
  • 4. “ I think you are No.1 right now, you have everything in order. I had a very positive experience. I am happy. I welcome being associated with PTC!”
  • 5. “ You already are! I’m serious, and I can’t say one negative thing.”
  • 6. Things our candidates are saying about us...
  • 7. “ Everyone is prompt, polite and professional.”
  • 8. “ I love working with PTC. It’s fantastic, and probably the best company I have ever worked with. The way you treat people, you make them feel good, you support them even if you are unable to find them a contract. The people I have dealt with have been fabulous.”
  • 9. “ PTC has qualified people who can really assess the situation. Placing the right candidate in the right company and role.”
  • 10. “ You scrutinize for the position that you need to fill. Your people are very friendly and are willing to try and help.”
  • 11. Things our Clients are saying about us…
  • 12. “ I am pleased … I have worked with PTC Accounting and Finance for 4 years and have found you to be the best business partner for all my accounting and finance contract needs.”  
  • 13. “ The quality of service and the Candidates that you and your team have provided allows us to feel that we are in good hands. You have not only changed my mind, but the minds of others within my company. “
  • 14. “ You have differentiated yourself by going beyond just understanding the roles’ responsibilities and requirements.  By leveraging your Accounting background, you were able to find candidates that hit the ‘Bullseye’ of our needs.“
  • 15. “ In comparison to other agencies we have used; you were much more professional; you came in right away and presented candidates before the other agency did.  You understood the critical nature of our need, the intricacies of our organization and were very kind during the whole process.“
  • 16. Think you know how to write a resume?  Have some fun and test yourself by answering the following questions to find out if you truly know how to write an effective resume. 
  • 17.
    • Your contact information should be found:
    • at the end of your resume
    • you don’t need to put the information on the resume
    • at the beginning of your resume
    • only on your cover page
  • 18.  
  • 19.
    • Your contact information should include:
    • name and telephone number(s)
    • name, address and telephone number(s)
    • name, address, telephone number(s) and email address
    • name, email address and telephone number(s)
  • 20.  
  • 21.
    • Your resume should include the following:
    • your contact information and brief summary of yourself
    • your skills and qualifications
    • things you have accomplished and things you need to improve on
    • contact information, qualifications, job history, education and professional achievements
  • 22.  
  • 23.
    • Your Qualifications/Objective Statement should outline:
    • what you don’t want in your next role
    • what you like to do and the experience and skills you’ve attained
    • why they should hire you and no one else
    • why you’re on the job market seeking employment
  • 24.  
  • 25.
    • Your job history should include:
    • oldest position to the most recent position
    • list the jobs in ascending order
    • title and years in that role company, position and years
    • most recent positions in reverse chronological order
  • 26.  
  • 27.
    • Your education:
    • does not need to be emphasized, if they want to hire you they will regardless of your academic qualifications
    • may be limited, so make it up
    • should be listed in reverse chronological order
    • should only be listed if the job your applying to is requesting it
  • 28.  
  • 29.
    • Your references:
    • should include friends and family
    • should include names with outdated contact information
    • should include people that can be contacted
    • should not be told in advance that they may receive a call
  • 30.  
  • 31. The interview is your second chance at making a first impression, after the resume. Some more question to consider...
  • 32.
    • Before the interview should you:
    • smoke a cigarette
    • turn off your cell phone/mobile device
    • flirt with the receptionist
    • apply lots cologne/perfume
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • You should always bring this to the interview:
    • A fresh copy of your resume
    • A list of current business references
    • A pen and paper to take notes with
    • All of the above
  • 35.  
  • 36.
    • What should you wear to a job interview?
    • Shorts and a t-shirt (it is summer after all!)
    • A formal dress or suit
    • Whatever you woke up wearing that morning
    • A business suit and tie for men and a suit and blouse/sweater for women.
  • 37.  
  • 38.
    • Employers want to hire:
    • The candidate that shows how they are most qualified for the position
    • The candidate that is the most arrogant in the interview
    • The candidate that has the education behind their name
    • The candidate that can drops the most big names in the industry
  • 39.  
  • 40.
    • When answering interview questions you should always:
    • Be extremely detailed and in depth with your answers
    • Be concise and to the point, giving just enough detail to make your point
    • Tell the interview your whole life story, including what hospital you were born at
    • Tell the interviewer that it is none of their business
  • 41.  
  • 42.
    • If you don’t understand an interview question:
    • Just nod and smile and hope the interviewer doesn’t notice
    • Try and answer what you think they asked and hope for the best
    • Ask for clarification
    • Say “I have no idea what you are asking me!”
  • 43.  
  • 44.
    • Following the interview you should:
    • Send a thank you note to the interviewer (either hand written or through email)
    • Call the interviewer every day to see if they made a decision
    • Call the interviewer’s boss to complain that you haven’t received a response yet
    • Forget about the interview and move on without an answer
  • 45.  
  • 46. Statistics
  • 47.
    • Interesting facts about PTC:
    • Over 50% of our contracts are in excess of 3 months. 
    • Over 10% of our contracts are in excess of 1 year.
  • 48.
    • Interesting facts about PTC:
    • Of the candidates who worked for us in 2009, 8% went on to accept full time employment with the company they were on contract with.
    • Of the candidates who worked for us in 2008, 12% went on to accept full time employment with the company they were on contract with.
  • 49.
    • Between 2008 and 2009, 10% of our candidates accepted full-time employment at the end of their contract.
    • The number of PTC consultants who were incorporated more than doubled from 2008 to 2009
    • Incorporated consultants have increased by a further 50% during the first half of 2010
    • In 2008 66% of our contracts were extended
    • In 2009 53% of our contracts were extended
  • 50. Average Contract Length (Days)