/R E P E A T -- January 27, 2009: Randstad National Open House - Randstad opens its doors with more than 1,580 positions to be filled in Canada, from all divisions of the Randstad Group/

    MONTREAL, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad, recognized as a world leader
in matching qualified candidates and great employment opportunities, is
holding a National Open House on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Between 7 a.m. and
7 p.m., job-seekers are invited to come and meet Randstad's staffing
consultants on a walk-in basis at any of the company's 44 branch offices from
coast to coast. With more than 1,580 positions waiting to be filled in Canada
by the Randstad group of companies, this initiative is sure to please anyone
who is actively seeking employment early in this new year, amid economic
conditions that present a myriad of challenges.

    A candidate-focused approach

    Randstad consultants understand that looking for employment is no picnic;
it's truly a full-time job! "Before even suggesting a permanent or temporary
position, our consultants always apply the 'Job Fit, Boss Fit, Company Fit'
approach: in other words, they verify that the position offers the right fit
for the candidate, and that the supervisor and the company culture is in line
with his or her values, with the ultimate goal always being to ensure a
winning match for everyone involved," says Terry Power, Country Manager for
Randstad Canada. "By taking the time to understand candidates' priorities and
requirements, we make sure they are investing their time and effort in the
right place. The idea is to provide added value to their job-search process by
consistently matching candidates with a consultant who is familiar with and
understands their profession."
    Randstad's staffing consultants assist candidates in five employment
areas: Accounting & Finance, Administrative Support, Contact Centre & Customer
Care, Industrial Support, and Skilled Trades. The Randstad Professionals
division specialises in four activity sectors: Human Resources, Finance &
Managerial Accounting, Sales & Marketing, and Industrial Management. Through
its Sapphire Technologies division, Randstad offers career opportunities in
Information Technology, while the ATS Reliance division is specialized in
staffing for the Engineering and Industrial Support sectors.

    For full contact information on Randstad's branch offices, visit the
website www.randstad.ca.

    Practical advice for making a good first impression

    It's always important to make a good impression, as recruiters often make
up their mind within the first few minutes of the interview. Here is some
practical advice to help you put your best foot forward.

    - Give a strong, firm handshake at the beginning and end of the
    - Dress professionally;
    - Smile;
    - Be confident in yourself and your capabilities;
    - Express your motivation and enthusiasm;
    - Speak about your results and success, not just your responsibilities;
    - Express your interest in the job to the employer;
    - Sit up straight in your chair;
    - Ask questions pertinent to the job and company;
    - Be natural - don't pretend or play a role;
    - Make eye contact with the interviewer when answering questions;
    - Be spontaneous (even if you've practised for the interview, don't seem
      like you've memorized all your answer).

    About Randstad Canada

    Randstad is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, whose sales
amount to (euro)17.6 billion. The second-largest recruiting agency worldwide,
Randstad Holding nv offers professional employment services through some 5,400
offices in 53 countries around the world. In Canada, the Randstad group is the
largest provider of staffing services, with 65 branch offices across the
country, including offices in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, British
Columbia and Nova Scotia. Randstad prides itself on making successful matches
between candidates in search of a fulfilling, challenging job and companies
seeking employees who possess adequate abilities and experience.

    Randstad managers are available to give interviews, comment on specific
    needs to be filled in each region (numbers of positions and industry
    segments targeted) and offer practical job-search advice.

For further information:

For further information: Valérie Gonzalo, (514) 626-6976,
gonzalo@videotron.ca; Laurie Hall, (416) 696-5554, laurie@flexpr.com; Source:
Randstad Canada, www.randstad.ca

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