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TalentEgg Announces Partnership with CEO x 1 Day, Exclusive to Odgers Berndtson

TORONTO, ON, September 15, 2016 — Today, TalentEgg, an online career resource for students and recent graduates, announced its partnership with CEO x 1 Day, a nationwide program delivered by global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, which gives third and fourth-year students from universities and degree-granting college programs the opportunity to shadow the country’s top CEOs for a day.

Together, TalentEgg and CEO x 1 Day will innovate and expand on CEO x 1 Day’s existing recruitment process by opening up applications to TalentEgg’s national network of students, expanding the breadth of the competition and providing access to the best possible candidates.

TalentEgg’s robust relationship with Canada’s student community will support CEO x 1 Day’s efforts to uncover the country’s future leaders, in turn, matching top students with unparalleled career and leadership development opportunities at highly regarded organizations nationwide. Jacqueline Foley, Chief Marketing Officer at Odgers Berndtson Canada and executive in charge of CEO x 1 Day said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with TalentEgg to increase our outreach to this next generation of leaders and to be sharing some of the great insights that come from our participating CEOs and the students who shadow them.”

Using the TalentEgg online platform third and fourth-year university students from across the country can apply to be matched with an influential CEO at prominent organizations with head offices in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Following a rigorous four-step recruitment process carefully designed to gauge student leadership potential, nineteen finalists will be chosen.

The CEO x 1 Day experience not only provides opportunities for candidates to learn from the top CEOs in Canada, but also supports a strengthened understanding of the strategies and techniques used in the hiring process and prepares candidates for the most challenging recruitment experiences they may face in their future job search.

TalentEgg will follow the experience of the applicants to create engaging and educational materials so that more students can benefit from the extraordinary career development opportunities that CEO x 1 Day provides.  TalentEgg looks forward to providing an authentic voice of young people in the coverage of the CEO x 1 Day recruitment journey and welcomes the opportunity to share this insight with a wide audience of students and grads across Canada by telling the stories of prospective candidates, including when the final winners are announced and matched up with top executives for their CEO x 1 Day experience.

Of the company’s new partnership, TalentEgg President Mary Barroll said, “We are thrilled to be working with Odgers Berndtson, the firm that has championed this innovative Canada-wide CEO x 1 Day program for the last three years, alongside the official media partner, the influential news source, the Globe and Mail.  We believe it’s an exciting opportunity for our student users to compete for a unique, once in a lifetime career building experience.  We look forward to sharing the finalists’ inspiring CEO x 1 Day journeys on our TalentEgg Incubator, website and social media channels which will offer unparalleled skills training for students and grads across Canada as we create and publish free learning materials based on the challenging recruitment process.”

Also on board as official partners are McKinsey & Company, a globally recognized advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions, and Hogan Assessments, which helps businesses succeed through extensive personality assessments designed to predict career performance for businesses on a global scale.

Students may apply online at or between September 29th and October 28th.

About TalentEgg

TalentEgg is Canada’s most popular job site and online career resource for students and recent graduates. Since its establishment in 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and has worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top Gen Y talent to join their organizations.

While connecting students and recent graduates with meaningful, career-launching jobs from top employers in Canada, TalentEgg also provides thousands of free career resources created specifically with students and recent grads in mind, and supports an active and diverse community of people who are passionate about improving youth employment in Canada, including employers, career centres, educators, parents, and students and recent grads themselves.

5 Non-Traditional Networking Events Your Talent Pool Will Love

Students and grads want a variety of ways to connect with potential employers.

But out of all the options available, networking events reign supreme. In fact, 78% of our student panel picked this type of event over others like information sessions and career fairs. It makes sense why this would be the case: if you’re trying to get hired, getting face time with a recruiter can be invaluable. Additionally, even if you don’t land the gig, establishing that relationship might open other doors down the road.

But it’s not only students and new grads who benefit from these kinds of events! Networking enables recruiters to ask the thoughtful questions that allow you to get to know potential candidates on a deeper level; something that is not always possible at more high-volume engagements.

However, if you really want to stand out to your talent pool, try attending or hosting one of the following events!

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Introducing The 2016 TalentEgg Guide To Canadian Campus Recruitment

The 2016 TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference has come and gone, and we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who chose to spend their time with us.

Not only were our attendees treated to a free copy of keynote speaker Don Tapscott’s latest book, they also got to take home our 2016 Guide to Campus Recruitment. This valuable resource is a recruitment professional’s window into the thoughts of our prestigious student judging panel, who share insights on what students want.

However, if you missed out on the conference, you’re in luck! We’re offering a free digital download right here on TalentEgg 360.

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4 Reasons Why Employers Should Embrace The Reverse Career Fair

College and university career fairs are a staple event of the campus recruitment industry, and it’s easy to understand why.

Recruiters get to interact with a wide variety of students, and attendees have the chance to learn more about potential employers – it’s the kind of event that satisfies both sides of the campus recruitment spectrum.

But recently, some schools have been putting a new twist on the traditional concept in the form of reverse career fairs. These events are similar to the original, except the roles are switched. In this case, the students create the displays and handout materials, and the employers get to walk around and talk with presenters.

If you’re looking for a new event to add to your campus recruitment roster, here are 4 reasons why the reverse career fair should be at the top of your list!

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