Desperately Seeking… Account Director for Toronto tech practice

posted by Brendan Hodgson

Every now and then the good folks at H&K Canada receive notification from our HR team that they’re looking for a few good PR men or women who can handle the challenge of doing work on behalf of some of Canada’s biggest and most demanding clients and issues… and usually they tempt us with a tasty little referring bonus to help them out…

And so while this might be stretching the letter of the law somewhat (as I’m not sure that my eligibility for the bonus extends to the blogosphere, though I guess we’ll find out), I’m putting the job description up here so that I might be able to convince you, faithful reader, to submit your employment application and, should you be hired, allow me the pleasure of actually enjoying this small reward for working for a firm like H&K.

So here it is… and if it fits, go ahead and send an email to careers@hillandknowlton.ca and tell them Brendan sent you.

Bonne chance!

Posted March 21, 2006

Opening for an Account Director in the Toronto office Technology Communications Group.  Candidates for this position will have a minimum of 8 years experience in communications much of it in an agency setting.  The position requires a strong consumer technology background including experience with wireless technology.  Candidates will have developed trusted advisor relationships with clients, shown creativity in achieving client objectives and led large complex projects that produce results.  We are searching for a proven leader, team builder and mentor.”

6 Comments
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Apr
2006

Ian Barr

The purpose of the referral bonus is to attempt to attract people who we personally endorse based on experience (you’ve worked with them) and cultural fit (you know they would fit within our team dynamic). There is no difference between your post and the company sending it out to an online job site.

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Apr
2006

Darren Leroux

C’mon now Mr. Hodgson, "stretching the letter of the law somewhat" would be a dramatic understatement. ‘All calls’ like this an invitation to muddy your personal reputation with people submitting resumes telling H&K "Brendan sent me…" regardless of thier qualifications or skills. Perhaps I’ll get my 95 year-old grandmother to submit a resume and attribute the idea to you. Better yet, I know some five-year-olds that might fit the bill, yeah, that’s it.

Mr. Barr hit the nail on the head with his comment. When did Collective Conversations become Workopolis?

If anything this really isn’t any better than trolling comment strings on blogs and spamming them.

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Apr
2006

Brendan Hodgson

Alas, the gig appears to be up (at least according to my colleagues, both of whom, it should be said for the sake of transparency, reside within the Toronto tech group). That said, bonus or no, I still encourage qualified applicants – even 95 year-old grandmothers who can demonstrate trusted advisor relationships with clients and experience with wireless tech – to dial in… I also encourage commentary on whether blogs should even be used as a recruitment vehicle?

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Apr
2006

Melody Gaukel

What if Alumni refer people? Do we get a bonus?

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Apr
2006

Brendan Hodgson

Hey Mel, interesting question… and one that opens up a pandora’s box of potential incentive opportunities… I’ll pass that one on to the powers that be.

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Apr
2006

Darren Leroux

I dunno about Alumni – wouldn’t that be supporting competitors (by supplementing their income)? Why should we trust a traitor? They could be trying to sabotage our business by offering up Trojan Horse candidates…(*kidding Melody*)

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