Category: Personal Advice

9 Ways to Stand Out at Work

Know Your Strengths – Take a minute or two to think of the top three things you are best at. Get creative and think about how these strengths can be applied to your job. This will allow those around you to see you perform at your best and your strengths…

Pass the Screen to Get the Interview

If a potential employer phones, are you ready for a phone screen interview? It’s important to realize that you are making your first impression over the phone before you ever set foot in an interview room. Many recruiters and hiring managers will spend a few minutes on the phone with…

The Perfect Summer Job?

Summer work placements that provide students with experience for their resumes and an opportunity to practically apply what they have learned are highly sought after at this time of year.  To gain relevant office, technical or corporate experience, many young professionals pursue co-op programs and internships; however, beyond these traditional…

The Issues Faced when Finding Temporary Work

  What are the biggest issues faced when finding temporary work? First off, when we talk about issues, it boils down to a few key elements. The first of which is: What is preventing our candidates from becoming more successful in finding positions? Ultimately, when our candidates succeed, we follow…

The Value of Volunteering

With the downturn in the labour market reaching the 2 year mark, we speak with many job seekers that have been struggling. With each day of unemployment, a person’s frustration and fear can increase, while their confidence and self-worth can start to diminish. If local economists are accurate, we may…

5 Tips on how to stay positive while looking for a job

Keep a daily routine/schedule for yourself and stick to it. By maintaining a routine at home you won’t feel like you are in a rut of nonproductive time. Keeping a routine will also help the transition into your new job more seamless. This might be a great time to sign…

Fear Not, Become Diversified

Fear can stop you on your feet and block you from going forward.  Fear is most often associated with a loss of control.  How do we continue to function day to day when surrounded by uneasiness and uncertainty? First of all you must discern between the things that you can and…

Tips to Increase Your Chances of Finding that Next Position

In times of economic slowdown, sometimes it is not enough to just send out numerous resumes, there are other things you can do to aid you in your search. Here are a few tips. Apply to a staffing agency (ideally Diversified Staffing). It’s ok to apply to a few agencies…

The 4th Quarter…

For each of us the term “4th Quarter” may conjure up a different idea. For those in the business world, it’s the last 3 months of a fiscal year.  A time to re-examine the goals for the year and strategize how to reach them. In Football, it’s the last quarter…

Setting Measurable Goals for Success

Measurable goals are important for people to have. A measurable goal should be a simple and attainable objective in one’s day. For example, if you work in a warehouse, a measurable goal may be to palletize the entirety of Monday’s order. Or if you work in an office, it could…
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