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 »

You have all the qualifications to be a forklift operator: You’re experienced, licensed, and have the latest certification. But you haven’t you been able to find a job or get a promotion at your current job. What gives?  Don’t those credentials count anymore? Well, the answer is yes, they do count, but they might not… Read more »

Whether you’re searching for a job in Brampton, St. Thomas, or any points in between, if it’s your first time as a job-seeker you’ll be facing challenges. You might not know how to look, where to look, or what to look for. You’re already saddled with the biggest hurdle – namely, no experience – and… Read more »

You already know that you’re supposed to research a company before you interview for a position there. The reasons for doing this are probably obvious by now: It helps you to ask and answer questions during the interview, and it shows the interviewer that you are taking this opportunity seriously. But did you also know… Read more »

Machinists and machine operators have become harder to find in recent years. Apprenticeship programs, training grounds for machinists that are typically four years (or 8000 hours) in length, have been curtailed or eliminated by many businesses, and a push for high school students to attend four-year colleges, rather than to pursue a trade, has decreased… Read more »

If you’re a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1955), you probably don’t need to be reminded that your days in the workforce are winding down. Many of you are already retired, and it’s starting to leave a void in businesses that have been counting on you for your leadership. A new generation of leaders… Read more »

Like most managers, you probably find hiring entry-level workers to be a frustrating process. For one thing, you’ll likely have to sift through a lot more applications and resumes than you would for positions that require more skills and training. And for another, you won’t have much to go on since entry-level applicants don’t have… Read more »

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 »