How to read a job description (what savvy job seekers should look for)

There is valuable information hidden in job descriptions that many candidates fail to take advantage of. Here’s what you can watch for that can give your application a significant boost over the competition. The job title The job title is generally the first thing you read in a job posting. It’s the reason why you…

The top 10 jobs for 2018 grads (with salaries and positions available now)

Graduation season is almost here. Thousands of young Canadians will be leaving university with freshly minted degrees and entering the job market for the first time. Finding that first job is one of the biggest hurdles of many people’s career. Employers often look for experience, and coming out of school, your resume can be quite…

Unemployment in Canada holds steady at historic low

Employment in Canada was essentially unchanged in April, and the unemployment rate held steady at its historic low of 5.8 per cent. According to Statistics Canada, the country’s economy lost roughly 1,100 jobs last month – which on a nation-wide scale is a statistically insignificant change. Most experts had been predicting gains of 20,000 jobs,…

How to improve your life with a new password

Having your online accounts hacked can wreak havoc on your privacy, your finances, and your stress levels. That is why choosing an obvious or an easy to hack one is such a bad idea. Are you on Twitter? Have you changed your password yet? Just this week the social media site sent out an announcement…

12 wardrobe items you need to start your new job

So, you got a job. Hurray! Now you don’t know what to wear to work. You’re not alone. I regularly see social media posts from people who are either heading back into the workforce after some time away or starting their first full-time job in a physical workplace after a life spent working remotely as…

Why skip university and go into skilled trades instead

Skilled trades are hurting for workers, which is driving up wages in those jobs, while people are flocking to university to get degrees that may be decreasing in value in the job market. So, if you’re looking for a good career, you might want to skip the four-year (or longer) pursuit of higher education and…

7 ways to make yourself more likeable (& more hireable)

Being likeable is a big part of being employable. This doesn’t just apply to the application and interview process, but also to your day-to-day life. Because in your day to day life is where you meet people who can refer you to the awesome life-changing job you’re looking for. People help people they like. But…