HCR Personnel Solutions

Don’t make the same mistake that many candidates do during their interviews. When the hiring manager says, “Tell me about yourself,” they babble on and on in an attempt to cover every aspect of their lives, most of which have little bearing on whether they will be selected for the job. Instead, craft a story… Read more »

Anyone who has had to work under a toxic manager will tell you that it can take all the joy out of work days. These are the leaders whose departments have high turnover and low morale. Yes, they can increase productivity in the short-term, but the effect they have on long-term success can be devastating…. Read more »

Have you been ‘ghosted’ by a recruiter? Perhaps you have been but didn’t know what to call it. Professional recruiters say that ghosting is becoming a widespread problem. It happens when a company stops responding to you after you’ve done several interviews. While you might have been ghosted and chalked it up to being part… Read more »

It doesn’t matter which industry you are interviewing for; it’s always essential to make your best first impression. Many candidates mistakenly dress down when they are interviewing for a “blue-collar” job in the manufacturing industry. But you can give a hiring manager the impression that you aren’t serious about a job when you show up… Read more »

Everyone has had one of “those days.” You know the kind they mean: It started when you forgot to place your coffee cup in the Keurig machine, and your morning coffee ended up on the counter and eventually on the kitchen floor. This caused you to be late for the bus, train, or carpool ride,… Read more »

Everybody who cares about creating a successful career has the same question: “What do I need to do to stand out?” It’s an excellent question and one you should be asking. Getting ahead does not happen by blending into the crowd or following them where they lead you. It’s about setting yourself apart and charting… Read more »

If you’re hoping to find a job as an auto assembler, you’re in luck. You live in the right place because Ontario produces more vehicles than any other area in North America. As a matter of fact, the province produced 15% of all of North America’s light vehicles over the past five years. But even… Read more »

You have every reason to feel nervous about your upcoming interview. From your perspective, that hour or so with the interviewer could determine a substantial chunk of your future—that is, where you’ll be working for the next five or ten years. And while it makes sense that you would be uptight, it isn’t something you… Read more »

The job duties of general labourers can vary as much as the industries in which they are needed. In the construction trade, it could mean cleaning and preparing a job site, unloading materials, setting up scaffolding, driving a forklift, or using any number of tools or pieces of equipment. They work in all kinds of… Read more »

MIG welders use metal inert gas (MIG) to join metal together. That’s the brief scientific explanation of what they do. But good MIG welders are part craftsman and part artist. Yes, they want their weld seams to hold up, but the really special ones also want them to look good. Those are the welders that… Read more »