This month we had a question posted to our recruiters:
"What is your favourite interview question and why?" And check out our 1st Candidate of the Month: Mark K. - General Labourer for Prince George!



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Recruiter Q & A.

This month we had a question posted to our recruiters:
"What is your favourite interview question and why?"
Check out their answers below!

Do you have a burning question you've been needing answered by a recruiter?

Here is your chance! Each month we'll ask each of our recruiters one of your questions.

Submit your questions to [email protected]



Karen Watt


"What Motivated you to move to Kamloops/Prince George/Kelowna?"  
“It is my favourite question because it is a great opener and conversation starter. You are getting on a more personal level with the candidate because the answer matters and they matter. You get to find out a more about the candidate and they open up to you.”

Sandra Anderson


"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"

"Because no matter who you ask that question too you see a bit of a deer in headlights look on their faces, and you know they are going through a million and one things in their head to figure out the “Right” thing to say." 

Geoff Simpson


“What does your resume not tell me about you?” 
"I like this one as it allows me to find out what the candidate is truly passionate about.  If I simply ask, “What are you passionate about?” in an interview, the answer will always end up being “A job well done” or “Bringing success to my employer” or “Teamwork” (yawn) …this question allows us to make it personal.  After all, shouldn’t an interview be about them as a person as much as it is being about them as a candidate?  It’s also a disarming question and tends to make a person stop and think about what’s important outside of their job experience…this helps to weed out what they can bring to a client, especially if their resume is slightly outside of the job description.  Ultimately it allows a person to stop answering questions the way they feel we want them to be answered.  With this question there is not “right or wrong” answer…it just is."

Laura Lawrence


“What is your biggest achievement and what is something that you have overcome?” 
"This question gives the candidate and interviewer an opportunity to connect on a very relatable level. When somebody shares these career & life lessons, it is a moment when the anxiety of the interview is put on the back burner and you discover what has helped the candidate grow as a person. I have heard stories of heroism, triumph and humor that I would have missed out on if I hadn’t bothered to find out who is sitting across the desk from me. These are things you cannot tell from a resume or judging someone based on external factors."

Candidate of the Month.

Mark K.


"Mark has been a fantastic addition to the temporary staffing team at Excel Personnel Inc. Mark is an exemplary employee who consistently receives high praise and is diligent and hard working in everything he is assigned to. I am so pleased to be able to recognize him for his excellence."
- Laura Lawrence

Thank you Mark!


Job Opportunities.

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IT Technician

In this role of IT Technician, the position reports to the Administration Manager and functions internally as a team member of the Administration and Maintenance staff groups in co-ordination with Procurement personnel. External relationships includes suppliers, contractors and other on-site IT personnel.

Upload your resume to under opportunities, Apply directly to the job title IT Technician or contact Sandra directly for a confidential conversation: 250-374-3853 or Email to Sandra Anderson: [email protected]


Senior Corporate Paralegal

Our esteemed client within the Thompson-Nicola region has retained Excel Personnel Inc. to assist with their hiring requirement of a Senior Corporate Paralegal

Successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of, and ability to produce work for, full extent of corporate procedures, from incorporations and corporate record book maintenance to and including capital amendments, amalgamations, and reorganizations.  This position requires extensive experience in law firms corporate departments.

Are you seeking your next career and wondering what a wonderful opportunity there is in your field in BC’s beautiful Thompson Region?  Then visit our  website and upload your resume in Word Format directly  to this job so our recruiters can view your interest and contact you, or submit your resume directly to [email protected].


5 Ton Truck Driver

Excel Personnel is seeking a few 5 Ton Drivers to join our client company in the Kootenays. We have a few staff on medical leave and are short staffed.

Experience required: Class 5 Drivers License, Forklift Certified to assist in loading vehicles, good with paperwork and have exemplary customer service skills to deal with clients and candidates in house and on client sites.

To apply for this position please go to under opportunities, and apply directly to the job title 5 ton Truck Driver or Submit your resume directly via email to [email protected]


Project Manager / Estimator - Heavy Civil/Industrial & Commercial Construction

The ideal candidate will have several years experience as a PM in an Industrial setting working with clients in the LNG, Mining or affiliated sectors and should know how to navigate complex corporate and political (Municipal/Provincial/Federal) environments. This role is not contract and will require relocation.  

Upload your resume to under opportunities, Apply directly to the job title Project Manager / Estimator - Heavy Civil/Industrial & Commercial Construction or contact Geoff directly for a confidential conversation: 250-596-3683 or Email to Geoff Simpson: [email protected]

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