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Join us in the Seattle area Mondays 9-9:30am on 1150 AM KKNW and on BlogTalkRadio where we talk about what's buzzing in the puget sound real estate market and across the nation. This is topical for consumers and those in the real estate industry. Call into the radio station, not blogtalkradio.com during the show: (888) 298-KKNW (5569), or tweet us at viavija, Facebook at RadioViaVija.
 
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Former Digg CEO, Andreessen Horowitz entrepreneur in residence, and long-time Amazon employee Matt Williams put together an ex-Amazon dream-team to take the pain out of home projects. Matt joins us live in the studio to talk about Pro.com and it's recent partnership with the National Asssociation of Realtors, and how it can help homeowners with hom…
 
Melanie Wright, interior designer and Principle of M Studios Inc, joins Vija and Ben to discuss, "Ten Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Curb Value" If you are listing your home, the first goal is to get the buyer into the house. It they pull up and your house looks dreary or blah, the buyer won’t be nearly as excited as they will be if you add some…
 
Join real estate influencer and leader Vija Williams and her husband cop-host Ben Williams for Real Estate radio via Vija. This week they talk to China trade expert Peter Hurme about the Chinese influence in the Puget Sound marketplace. Did you know that Chinese investors are by far the largest foreign home purchasers in Washington? And that Washin…
 
Join real estate influencer and leader Vija Williams and her husband co-host Ben Williams for Real Estate radio via Vija. This week they talk to Cody Touchette, of Caliber Home Loans, about the new TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, which went into effect August 1, 2015. Cody will talk about the important changes, their impact on future transac…
 
This week Vija and Ben have the opportunity to talk LIVE with real estate professional and entrepreneur, Ben Kinney. Earlier this summer Ben announced that he acquired ActiveRain, a real estate blogging platform and social netowrk for real estate professionals. In addition to fielding questions from Ben and Vija, Ben will answer questions posed by …
 
It has happened to most of us. You think you have the perfect joke, you share it work, and it fell flat, or worse, it actually caused offense. In this week's podcast Meghayu and Erica discuss the topic, and tips on how to use humor correctly. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on podca…
 
Most people, especially those in contracting, have periods of unemployment. You may have gone back to school to hone your skills, taken a break to travel, or, even simply struggled to land your next opportunity. While these are all understandable, they don't make pleasant reading on a resume. Tune in to this week's podcast to learn how you explain …
 
Double submission means automatic disqualification from a job. Simply put, a hiring company won't know which recruiting firm to pay. the ultimate loser is the job seeker. Download this week's podcast for tips to ensure you are avoiding double submissions on jobs you are interested in. As ever, if you have any questions, or would like to share any f…
 
After Meghayu receives a call from an Account Manager regarding a consultant being fired for carrying out communications for their Real Estate business from a client site, online etiquette is a hot topic of conversation. And with Erica away, Meghayu invites fellow Procom Recruiter Greg Fernando on to the Jobcast to give his views on this topic. As …
 
You formatted your resume to fit like a glove, you rocked the interview, and then....you hear nothing. Days pass, and you still don't hear a word. What do you do? Erica and Meghayu are back with some tips on how to deal with these situations including when to send an email, and answering why recruiters don't follow up straight away. As ever, if you…
 
We've spoken in length about finding a job, submitting a resume and working with recruiters, but at one point you have to meet your potential employer for an interview. In this week's podcast, Meghayu and Erica run down some key points in bringing your A-game to an interview, and making sure you leave the best possible impression. As ever, if you h…
 
As we roll through summer, IT professionals will be doing their math to budget for vacation, and back to school shopping, and undoubtedly, 'what-if' thoughts about earning more money will be triggered. As well as from moving jobs, one way to achieve this is to speak to your boss about a potential raise. And why not - you worked hard, your work help…
 
As a trusted adviser, with a vested interest to help you land your next role, a recruiter is one of the most important cogs in helping you in your job search. With that in mind, of course, there are things that you should not tell be telling them. In this week's podcast, Procom recruiters and Jobcast hosts Erica and Meghayu explain 5 really importa…
 
Your recruiter has asked you to update your resume to bring it in line with the job description. What do you do? Meghayu and Erica are back with the lowdown on why this is a mandatory part of your job search, and tips on how to make your resume stand out. Hot roles include a Senior Network Engineer/Designer role in Edmonton, and a SharePoint Develo…
 
You’ve be looking for your next contract (maybe for a while!), and all of a sudden the situation occurs where you have multiple offers on the table. How would you make a right decision? In this episode, Meghayu and Erica touch on some of the major points you should consider when making this decision. What are the pointers to look while choosing t…
 
Many job seekers are unaware that all major recruitment companies use Application Tracking Systems (ATS) to efficiently manage their job orders and pool of candidates. Thus, to be more successful in your job search, your resume has to be formatted to work effectively with this industry specific software. Ultimately, your resume will be stored insid…
 
After working through listener feedback from Episode 30, the Procom Jobcast is back with a fresh start and new hosts. Alex introduces Meghayu Dave and Erica MacDonald, both technical recruiters at Procom Toronto, who will be the new hosts for the podcast, and they jump straight in to a very topical discussion: do you let your recruiter know that yo…
 
As the Procom Jobcast reaches a landmark episode, Episode 30, Alex and Wendy are using this week's episode to encourage users to decide the podcast's future. If you can think of what you would like to see included in the future, or think a change of format would make the podcast more engaging, please be sure to forward any feedback to us. If you ha…
 
Imagine have the skills, experience and personality to fit a role, and still being unable to take the position? This is a realistic possibility when you are part of a duplicate submission - i.e. you are submitted for the same role by two different agencies. This process causes complications for each party, and it is best avoided. This week's jobcas…
 
The Procom Jobcast has recently received a few emails where job seekers have voiced frustrations over an unfruitful job search. This week's discussion answers two of these emails in detail, so if you feel you have been struggling in your own IT job search, this is one for you. Also, the market is up by a whopping 25%, with particular movement in th…
 
Procom's President and CEO, Frank McCrea is in the studio to discuss the issue of Personal Service Businesses and the CRA, an issue that is big news for contractors of any industry, particularly IT. Â If you have any questions, or would like to share any feedback with us, please contact us on podcast@procom.ca, and/or tweet using #ProcomJobcast.…
 
After last week's break, the Procom Jobcast is back, and happy to report a solid market coming out of March Break. There are various small-medium clients with some exciting opportunities, and the hot jobs include positions in dot net, user experience (UX) and social media. Instead of the regular discussion, Alex and Wendy take some time to talk thr…
 
Gone are the days when the contract that a consultant received from their agency was a one-page piece of paper. And quite rightly too - after all, the contract dictates all of the consultant's terms and conditions at a client site. Wendy and Alex sieve through a range of different clauses you may see on your next contract, and serve up some best pr…
 
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