More companies asking staff to work from home (how to make it work for you)

You may have to get used to working from home. It’s becoming a major trend during the COVID-10 outbreak. Earlier this week we noted how more and more major companies were cancelling face-to-face job interviews during the coronavirus spread. Video interviews and virtual meet-ups are considered a safer way to connect when there’s a risk…

Coronavirus trend: Big companies shifting to video interviews exclusively

The spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, is not only impacting the way people travel and work, it’s changing the ways we find work as well. In order to reduce the number of people physically interacting with employees, an increasing number of big firms are cancelling face-to-face job interviews. Google was among the first to shift…

By the numbers: Where the jobs are in Canada right now

The Canadian economy added 30,000 more jobs in February. Those are the latest numbers from Statistics Canada in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. Those new opportunities weren’t enough to make a serious dent in overall employment nation wide. In fact, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 5.6 per cent as more people entered the…

How to protect yourself against coronavirus at work

Even in a global pandemic, you have to pay the bills. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself against coronavirus at work.  In all likelihood, you’re somewhere between a little and a lot concerned about the coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, right now. We’re all some level of scared of catching it, and not sure…

Five things to do right away when you lose your job

Obviously being let go from a job is a setback, but it doesn’t have derail your career. We had an enquiry from a reader who had recently been fired. He was concerned that the situation might permanently impact his career. A job loss is a setback, but it doesn’t mean that your whole working life…

Help wanted: The jobs Canadian employers are struggling to fill right now

It’s a great time to be looking for work in Canada, but this period of low unemployment is creating challenges for many companies as they struggle to hire the people they need to fill their open positions. The country’s economy kicked off the year by adding 34,500 new jobs in January, bringing the national unemployment…

7 tips for how to work with someone you can’t stand

Conflict is a part of life, but how can you avoid it at work with someone you don’t like? Check out these tips on how to work with someone you can’t stand.  Most people don’t love everyone, and some people are going to get under your skin more than others. What can you do when…