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Old 06-12-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find some MS Office experts for two positions I have in Desktop Publishing in Toronto ?

I get a lot of Graphic Designers apply who have never used office before.

I have been advertising for 4 weeks and can not find any suitable applicants.

Here is some background on the jobs:

We have Two Positions Available for Document Specialists / Desktop Publishers working in the dynamic and fast-paced environment of Investment Banking. Working as part of a dedicated team of detailed-oriented, highly skilled professionals you will transform complex information into effective documents and pitches.



Skills Required:

- EXPERT Microsoft Office skills (Especially Powerpoint)

- Graphic Design aptitude (possible Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills)

- Superior Problem Solving Ability

- Marketing and Branding Understanding



Two Positions Available

Position 1: Sun 12:00pm – 8:30pm & Mon-Thur 3:00pm – 11:30pm

Position 2: Mon – Friday 3.00pm – 11.30pm



This is a fantastic position working for one of Canada’s largest and best employers.

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find some MS Office experts for two positions I have in Desktop Publishing in Toronto ?

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This is a fantastic position working for one of Canada’s largest and best employers.
I have no help for you myself, but perhaps someone will see your notice and reply. Good luck.


   
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Well, I probably qualify, but I suspect that I am overpriced.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Well, I probably qualify, but I suspect that I am overpriced.
No reasonable offer will be refused......

The Salary range is 45K - 55K with a bit of flexibilty for a 'Guru'.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #5
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The Salary range is 45K - 55K with a bit of flexibilty for a 'Guru'

That's only about £22000 to £27000 a year; for all those qualifications and unsocial hours too.

   
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That is better than I thought it would be ... I might be interested. My email is donmcc (at) rogers.com if you want to discuss it. (I'm certified in Excel at the expert level, and have taught Word, Powerpoint and Access at the community college level).

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In the Uk thats about the going rate - u might get to £30K but I doubt it straight away

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Old 06-14-2006, 03:22 PM   #8
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In the Uk that's about the going rate

Yes, outside London, and for a 9-5 job. And I know the Toronto salaries are a little less than UK salaries at the moment, but even in Toronto, there may not be a rush for jobs like that.

   
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Actually 45K is good for a Word person, and 55K is very good. The hours might be the restriction here, as a great number of MS Office people have worked their way up through the ranks from clerical jobs. A woman with children might not be willing to face the unusual hours. (Many men with children also would not.)
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