In today’s job market, skilled trades are more valuable and in-demand than ever. Skilled trades often provide workers with stable and rewarding employment for the entirety of their careers. Learn more about why you should consider a job in a skilled trade. What is a skilled trade? A skilled trade is a hands-on job where… Read more »

You’ve received that much-anticipated call: the invitation to a job interview. It’s not an offer, but at least you’ve been given the opportunity to state your case for that open position. You’re ecstatic – and rightfully so. But now you’re in the company’s lobby on the day of the interview, and those good feelings have… Read more »

Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to temporary work. Some people assume all temporary jobs result in lower pay and unsatisfying work. Others think that temporary positions never lead to full-time employment. But these misconceptions are just that: misinformation. There are a number of great benefits of taking on a temporary position. And… Read more »

According to a survey published a few years ago in Canadian Living, Toronto is among the happiest cities in Canada. That may be true, but does that mean you are happy at your job? Not necessarily. People throughout the area — some unhappy at work, others fairly content — are contemplating changing jobs for any… Read more »

Woody Allen once said: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Funny, but true! Although an employee’s experience and education are invaluable to a company, employers are increasingly looking at other factors — called work ethics — to describe their outstanding workers. And showing up, which includes being at work on time, coming to work… Read more »

There’s a lot of stress that comes with your first day on your new job. You want to make a good impression, but it’s hard to look confident when you don’t even know where the restrooms are located. The combined pressure and excitement of starting a job can be overwhelming, but you can reduce the… Read more »

What you say at work can have far-reaching ramifications. Future promotions and long-term friendships can be affected by what you talk about even in situations where the conversation is nothing more than small talk. It’s important that you avoid topics that could shine an unfavorable light on you and cause others to reconsider their relationship… Read more »

You’ve been at your job a while now. Although your boss treats you fine, you’re not connected with your co-workers and you’re feeling stale. You’re not exactly miserable, but you can’t shake the nagging feeling that you need a change of scenery. Sometimes it’s perfectly clear that you need to move on; other times, it’s… Read more »

At first, this question sounds counter to everything job seekers have come to understand about the hiring process. Any activity before the interview, we believe, is merely a prelude to being granted a face-to-face meeting with the hiring manager. And this is when applicants have the opportunity to make the kind of impression that will… Read more »

It’s unavoidable. At some point in your career, you will find yourself in the uncomfortable position of being alone with your boss. There’s no warning. It just happens. And now you have to make a choice: Either stand there in silence (How awkward is that?) or say something. Actually, you have no choice. You need… Read more »