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 »

Some big-time job interview mistakes practically go without saying: inappropriate outfits, showing up late, taking a cell phone call, and using foul language. If you are guilty of any of these, you deserve the rejection you will surely get. But there are other errors, more subtle, which you could be making without realizing it. Even… Read more »

It’s in the top ten of Canada’s most in-demand jobs for 2018. Just a glance at the job ads will tell you that many companies are looking for workers who can operate a forklift. With more Canadians shopping online, companies who accommodate them are storing goods in massive warehouses, and forklifts are needed to move… Read more »

One of the fastest-growing areas of the workforce is temporary employment. Often the victim of its reputation for low pay and entry-level jobs, it has gained respectability over the past few years as larger corporations, hospitals, and professional offices have begun to use temps, freelancers, and contract workers. Companies like Amazon have been leading the… 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 »