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TalentEgg = Heart (and what’s in store for 2014)

I was thinking about the holidays recently while reviewing notes for a presentation I was giving to employers on how to best recruit Generation Y.

Looking over my notes and reflecting on the many presentations I’ve given over the last few years, and the countless conversations that Steph has had with top employers across the country, it occurred to me that there is a common theme in the suggestions, advice and information we’ve offered: true success requires heart.

Like the holiday feeling in the air, it’s hard to define just what heart is. It’s intangible, but incredibly important and part of what makes TalentEgg different. It isn’t just hard work and determination, although often fuel for it – it really is so much more.

When talking about the success of TalentEgg and our ongoing goal of connecting employers to Gen Y and Gen Y to employers, we often cite metrics.

Of course, numbers are always a great way of quantifying our success. TalentEgg is the most popular job board for students and grads in Canada. We work with hundreds of leading employers and attract an ever-growing audience of top Gen Y talent.. More than 3 million students and recent grads used TalentEgg.ca in the last year, visiting not just to research employers and view job opportunities, but also to read and share our thousands of career-focused content and resources.

But above and beyond all of these metrics – and perhaps a major source of them – is the heart that’s within everything we do and have done at TalentEgg over the past 5+ years. The passionate, authentic, purposeful, relentless, and truly caring way that our team has approached and executed the building and nurturing of TalentEgg.ca and its community.

2013 was our best year yet! Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite memories of 2013.

Getting comfortable in our new, beautiful office space:

 

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Hosting multiple successful open houses and networking events for employers:

 

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Fighting to improve youth employment in Canada through the DocZone documentary “Generation Jobless” and sharing our opinions on campus recruiting and youth employment in countless other media appearances:

 

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Our National Conference and Awards:

 

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Launching the most innovative re-design of TalentEgg yet (mobile-ready and optimized for a better egg-sperience for students and employers):

 

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“Congrats @TalentEgg on launching TalentEgg 8.0! Loving the mobile experience!”

– @y_johnkim, TalentEgg follower

“We love the new look of @TalentEgg – a great resource for students and new grads!”

– @JobsInEdu, TalentEgg follower

And of course, getting quality time in with the office dogs:

 

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So what can you expect from TalentEgg in 2014?

In short, more heart.

We truly care about hatching graduate careers and will continue to provide top students and grads with the most useful and relevant resources, access to the best employer information and more jobs.

Our community can look forward to new innovations that will change the way that Gen Y prepares for their careers, and the way that employers identify true top talent.

As always, you can expect that we will continue to work harder and innovate more than ever to create the tools and resources that we wish we had when we were graduating. The result for employers will be a more engaged, better prepared pool of candidates.

To our entire community – employers, students, recent graduates, career services professionals and all those who take an active interest in helping to fix the school-to-work transition in Canada: we look forward to working with you more than we ever have before, and as a community, continuing to truly make a positive impact on the school-to-work transition and campus recruitment in Canada.

Join us:

Students, recent graduates, and career professionals: Register here, and follow us here.

Employers: To learn more about building a presence on TalentEgg, click here.

Written by

Lauren Friese is the founder of TalentEgg. After graduating from Queen's University and receiving her Masters from the London School of Economics, Lauren entered the workforce. She landed her first ‘real’ job shortly after, but thought there had to be a better way to transition from school to work. The idea was born and TalentEgg hatched in April 2008! Contact her at lauren@talentegg.ca.
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