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 »

Finding a job is challenging under any circumstances. But it can be especially tricky if you’re a first-time job seeker. You don’t know how to look, where to look, or what to expect. You haven’t had time to develop the necessary connections to aid you in your search, so you feel alone and overwhelmed. Here… Read more »

No matter who you are or what you do for a living, rejection is never fun. However, rejection will always be part of life, especially on the job hunt, so it’s important that you know how to deal with it. Rather than view rejection as negative, look at it is an opportunity to learn and… Read more »

Most organizations know firsthand that a safe workplace is a thriving workplace. No matter what position you have within an organization, it’s critical that you always make safety a priority for yourself and others around you. Workplace safety, especially in a manufacturing environment, is paramount to the success and well-being of all employees. Here are… Read more »