Happy International Women’s Day!

According to the United Nations, “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”.

Looking specifically into the technology industry, “Women in Tech” has been a popular topic of conversation in recent media. Here is an example of some of the themes that have been taking over the headlines:

  • What’s it like for Canadian women working in tech? (Globe and Mail)
  • Women in technology: A brightening outlook? (Forbes)
  • How women can break into tech (Fortune)
  • Why we need more women in technology (Forbes)

It is in this spirit that I (and Intelex) want to take a moment to recognize and celebrate all the women who are working in the tech industry. We are extremely proud of the successful, inspiring … Read more...

Intelex’s Corporate Concierge – At Your Service!

We are pleased to announce the addition of our latest perk to our extensive list of employee benefits and perks! The first-ever Intelex Corporate Concierge was introduced this past June. As a growing company this new role will ensure that Intelexians are always happy, efficient employees.

Jerry Furtado joined our team in June as Intelex’s first Corporate Concierge. Jerry was the lead host concierge and events liaison for the Drake Hotel for 10 years. Jerry brings a wealth of experience providing outstanding customer service and events support, which is perfect for his new role at Intelex.  

The role of the Corporate Concierge will be to provide group services for our employees and their spouses, including initiatives such as “Bring Your Dry Cleaning to Work” days, group discount offers for surrounding attractions, keeping employees’ significant others happy by assisting with dinner reservations and providing gift ideas, developing seasonal programs and acting … Read more...

7 Career-Defining Tips

Everyone has their own ideas when it comes to what it takes to have a successful career. That being said, you wouldn’t think it would take an Executive Coach to figure these out and that they would be considered common sense, but they are not!

In a recent Forbes article, an Executive Coach reveals “the best career advice ever”  advice that applies to any industry, any role and fits in nicely with Intelex’s Corporate Values: Leadership, Sustainability, Integrity, Respect for All Individuals, Teamwork & Trust, Stewardship, Hard Work, and Happiness.

1.      Recognize a diamond in the rough – you would be hard-pressed to find an organization that is perfect and of course everyone has their own definition of a “perfect organization”. It is also important to recognize that a career-defining moment can come from helping an organization get out of a tough situation.

2.      Be accountable – …

Decoding corporate culture: key questions to consider when evaluating that new job

As I’m sure everyone has been told, the interview process is not only a way for a company to assess your fit, but also your opportunity to interview the company. You need to ask yourself the question, ‘Is this somewhere I would like to come to everyday?’ We are told over and over again that we spend more time with the people we work with than we do with our families, a fact that makes it all the more important to ensure that there is a cultural fit.

Many companies (especially in the tech industry) are moving towards developing corporate cultures that  set them apart in order to foster employee engagement and thrive in a tight labour market. The problem is, a company’s corporate culture is not something that you can understand from looking at their mission statement or taking someone’s word for it – you need to experience it … Read more...

Getting your resume to the top of the pile

A few weeks back in Bryan’s blog (The Top 5 Tips for Nailing the All-Important Phone Interview), he mentioned that the Professional Development Office (PDO) would be providing this series of blogs to provide candidates with more insight into the Intelex hiring process as well as best practices for making your next career move.  This week we wanted to focus on winning that phone interview – starting with your resume!

These key areas make a successful resume at Intelex:


Is your resume easy to read and navigate? We read through hundreds of resumes each week, trying to get to the core of what you can bring to Intelex. Rather than having your resume read like a copy of your previous job description, list specific projects and contributions you had in your last role.


Everyone has an opinion about what a resume should look like but in … Read more...

Looking for career opportunities? Join Intelex at the National Job Fair and Training Expo!

Intelex is gearing up to attend the National Job Fair & Training Expo on April 4 and 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Our Professional Development and Marketing Teams have joined forces to spread the word about Intelex’s current opportunities as well as what makes us one of Canada’s Top Employers. We will also have Intelex Ambassadors from our Sales, Global Services and Support and Development departments on hand in order to give candidates a better idea of what a day in the life of an Intelexian is like!

Job seekers are encouraged to visit the Intelex careers page beforehand in order to find out more about our current opportunities. Come check us out in Booth #912 – we are looking forward to discussing what Intelex can do for your career! 

The National Job Fair & Training Expo is Canada’s largest and most influential multi-sector recruitment event that is … Read more...