You’ve probably heard the term “job hopper” more than a few times in your life, and each time you heard it, there were negative vibrations attached to it. There could be good reasons why someone works at several jobs in a relatively short time. They could have been laid off, taken temporary assignments, or worked… Read more »

Great news! You’ve been invited to a face-to-face job interview! You’re understandably excited about meeting and making a favorable impression on the interviewer. You know you have the skills and experience they are looking for, and you’re confident that you can convince the hiring manager that you’re a perfect fit for the job. You may… Read more »

The interview for that manufacturing opening seems to have gone very well. You had prepared by researching the company and by practicing your answers to the questions you anticipated the interviewer would ask. Now that the interview is winding down, the hiring manager asks you one last thing: “Do you have any questions for me?”… Read more »

Creating a company culture based on the values and initiatives that you believe in is the most important way to create an environment where your current employees stay and potential new employees want to work. Below are expert ways to make changes – sometimes tough ones – to your company culture that last and improve… Read more »

If you’ve been searching unsuccessfully for a permanent job for what seems like an eternity, the thought of taking on a temporary job has no doubt crossed your mind. But you probably dismissed it quickly as being of no value. After all, the idea of accepting a job that will end shortly is hardly exciting… Read more »

Do you want to have a safe 2018 at work? Silly question! Of course, you do! Your loved ones depend on you for your paycheck and for all those activities that go along with being part of a family — amusement parks and Blue Jays games in the summer, ice skating and Maple Leafs games… Read more »

HR professionals say that the first ten minutes of an interview are often the most important. As soon as you walk into the room, your prospective employer is already making tons of snap judgments about you that will inevitably influence their hiring decision. How are you dressed? What’s your energy like? Did you arrive on time?… Read more »

If you pay attention to the news or just talk with your friends, you’ll know that that two of the biggest sources of stress are finding a job and student loans. Both can easily be avoided with a skilled trade job. Skilled trades allow you to get into the workforce faster, earn a good income… Read more »

Sometimes you do everything right and still don’t get the results you were hoping for. Take job hunting, for instance. You’ve put together a great resume, your LinkedIn profile is complete, and you’re getting interviews. The only thing that’s missing is a job offer. Unfortunately, that’s the most important thing! But don’t get too down… Read more »

One of the curses of the smartphone is that no matter where you are, it allows you to be somewhere else.  When you’re at home relaxing in your recliner, watching tv, you can scroll through work emails. Conversely, when you’re at work, you can be distracted by any number of apps that keep you from… Read more »