Posts by Alanna Dunbar

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Interview With A Recruiter- Meet Jenalin Sinclair

Welcome to the first “Interview with a Recruiter!”

This month we are excited to sit down and chat with Jenalin Sinclair of the Manufacturing & Operations division at STRIVE Recruitment Inc. Jenalin has been a Recruitment Specialist with STRIVE for a year and a half and we could not be happier to have her on the team.

What is your greatest memory with STRIVE?

It would have to be the trip to Cabo we took in 2019! The team hit our yearly goal for 2018 so we were gifted with a trip to Mexico! The best part was taking a sunset boat cruise with the team.

What has been your biggest professional win at STRIVE?

It would be hitting our quarterly goal as a division- we were down one person, but we worked our butts off and it really paid off.

What has been your biggest challenge?

We had restructured the Manufacturing & Operations division so it was a challenge at first defining the new team dynamic, but I could not be happier with the team I have now and our killer communication.

How have you been spending your quarantine?

I may as well be a MasterChef now- I bake and cook SO much. I have been playing around with Asian dishes- trying to tap into my Vietnamese roots. I made an amazing Pho and Lemongrass Chicken dish from scratch but wow it takes a lot of time!

What advice do you have for job seekers right now?

Like I say to all my candidates- you MUST tailor your resume and cover letter to the company you are applying for! Do not send a generic resume along- the potential employer wants to see how you align with their values and how you can bring value to the team.

What are you watching on Netflix right now?

“Dead to Me”- it’s amazing. I’m obsessed.

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Phuong Vu Celebrates First STRIVE Anniversary

Today, we are so excited to celebrate Phuong Vu for her 1st anniversary here at STRIVE Recruitment!

It seems like just yesterday Phuong joined the Manufacturing & Operations division as the newest Practice Lead here at STRIVE.

We are incredibly lucky to have a member like Phuong on the team as she comes from 8 years of previous recruitment experience and above all else, she is a fun-loving, hilarious and kind individual.

Phuong is always on the go, whether she is arriving at the office after a spin cycling workout, running out the door to make her next yoga class or meeting up with friends after work to catch up over dinner, Phuong makes the most out of her days.

Thank you, Phuong Vu, for a great first year here at STRIVE, we cannot wait to celebrate another year with you on our team.


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STRIVE Provides Frontline Workers in Canada

STRIVE Recruitment Inc. is proud to have partnered with a local manufacturer who has pivoted their business to support the healthcare workers and those on the front line by building official PPE for Canada.

Our team received an urgent request on Saturday morning to deploy 15 Production Workers across 3 shifts for an indefinite period, to start this Monday morning (April 20th, 2020)- we are happy to report that we were able to fulfil this need. STRIVE is grateful to have the opportunity to support our healthcare workers during this crisis.

If you are looking for Temporary, Contract or Permanent recruitment support for your Manufacturing & Operations team please contact Phuong Vu, Practice Lead for the Operations & Manufacturing division here at STRIVE Recruitment.


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LeTing Cheong Celebrates 3rd STRIVE Anniversary

The team at STRIVE has some exciting news.

Today, we are incredibly excited to celebrate LeTing Cheong on her 3rd anniversary with STRIVE Recruitment! We know people say it all the time, but honestly, where did the time go!

Three years ago, LeTing joined the STRIVE team as a Junior Recruiter and today we celebrate LeTing in her role as Senior Recruitment Specialist within our Corporate Administration division. Ting has been apart of many major milestones with STRIVE Recruitment, such as celebrating our 10-year anniversary, zip-lining in Whistler, sun-tanning in Mexico during our company retreat and celebrating dozens of monthly team social events.

You can always count on LeTing to voice her opinion; make you laugh and actively listen to whatever you have to say. She is a deeply caring individual and an all-round amazing woman! It has been a heck of a ride the past 3 years and we are looking forward to what the future holds.

Thank you for choosing to be apart of the STRIVE team LeTing, we can’t wait to celebrate in person when this is all over!

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Jessica Wilson 1st STRIVE Anniversary

Big news!

The STRIVE team may be working from home but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate, right?

We are excited to announce another STRIVE one-year anniversary. Our lovely team member, Jessica just celebrated her first anniversary with STRIVE Recruitment. Oh, how good times fly by so fast!

Jessica is a vital member of the Accounting & Finance team, great lunch-buddy and all-round terrific co-worker. Jessica has done such an amazing job within the recruitment field as a Recruitment Specialist due to her capacity to build strong relationships and natural ability to connect with people.

Thank you, Jessica, for all your hard work at STRIVE over the past 12 months. We cannot wait to be back in the office and properly celebrate with you!

Cheers to Jessica!

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2019 Annual STRIVE Awards

We love a little friendly competition among our corporate divisions! This year we are proud to announce the 2019 Award Winners at STRIVE Recruitment.

Drum roll, please… We are thrilled to announce the Top-Earning Division of 2019 was none other than our Corporate Administration Division led by Sarita DeVries, amazing job team! Next, our Top-Earning Recruiter of 2019 was our lovely LeTing Cheong; keep up the amazing work!

Our “Rookie of the Year” was awarded to the incredibly-talented Samantha Kent and “Team Player of the Year” was awarded to Ben de la Fosse for his ongoing support to go above and beyond for STRIVE. Thank you all to our awards winners and of course, thank you to the rest of the STRIVE team for all of your hard work in 2019.

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STRIVE recruitment placement of the month announcement- refrigeration operator

March Placement of the Month

Introducing STRIVE Recruitment’s placement of the month!

For the month of March, the team at STRIVE would like to highlight filling the Refrigeration Operator role filled for one of Canada’s largest food distributors!

During this time of uncertainty, STRIVE has seen a massive increase within our Operations & Manufacturing division. If you are a company looking to hire within your Operations department, please reach out to the Practice Lead of the Operations & Manufacturing division, Moreover,  if you are currently on the lookout for a new role or opportunity within Operations & Manufacturing, Corporate Administration, or Accounting & Finance, please check out the STRIVE Jobs board at as we would love to help uncover your next job opportunity. 

Your Potential. Our Insight.

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STRIVE recruitment COVID update

COVID-19 Update


As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we want to reassure everyone that the health and safety of our clients, candidates, and employees continue to be our top priority.

With that being said, the STRIVE team is continuing their regular work duties and fulfilment of recruitment searches remotely. Our office at 1740-1050 W. Pender Street will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to conduct interviews via video and alternative forms of communication to meet with candidates and clients to ensure that we are doing our part for the community to flatten the curve.

Rest assured, the team is still working feverishly to fulfil all client engagements during this time.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. If you require assistance in establishing a platform to hold interviews via video or telephone conference, please call us at 604.336.8844 ( look for the option “Erick” ), and we would be happy to help you. The team at STRIVE would like to thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in person soon!

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Ben de la Fosse 2nd STRIVE Anniversary

The STRIVE team may be working from home, but we are still celebrating our work anniversaries in style.

We would like to congratulate Ben de le Fosse on his 2nd anniversary with STRIVE! It seems like just yesterday, Ben moved to Vancouver from England to join our work family.

Ben is a key member of the Accounting & Finance division here at STRIVE and we don’t know what we would do without him. You can always count on Ben to make you smile, go out for a happy hour, or chat about the latest Aston Villa game.

Ben earned the “2019 Team Player of the Year Award” due to his ability to go above and beyond for the team at STRIVE. Whether it was organizing the samosa sale fundraiser, making tea for the office or crushing it in the yearly softball tournament, you could count on Ben. Thank you again for all that you do at STRIVE, we are so happy to have you on our team and cannot wait to celebrate in person!

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