First impressions matter, but last impressions may matter even more

People are always going on about the importance of first impressions and how you don’t get a second chance to make a good one. But we sometimes overlook the importance of last impressions, which are equally important, and maybe even more so. Obviously, first impressions are important. There is evidence that in the first few…

45% of people now have a side hustle. Here are some ideas for yours

Do you need a side hustle? It probably couldn’t hurt, particularly if you live in one of Canada’s more expensive areas. According to a recent survey by Bankrate, nearly half of working people in North America (45%) report doing work outside of their primary job. Many people rely on these gigs to make ends meet,…

Unemployment in Canada hits a new record low

There was good news for Canadian workers in this morning’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This country’s economy added 27,700 last month, which dropped the national unemployment rate down to 5.4 per cent — the lowest ever recorded since comparable data became available in 1976. Year over year, Canada has gained 453,000 jobs or…

Employer reveals the secret ‘coffee cup test’ used to rule out candidates

Not all job interview questions sound like straight-forward inquiries about your work experience and education. Employers are screening you on your behaviour from the moment you arrive until you have left the building at the end of the meeting. That’s why your appearance, your small talk, handshake, and body language are all so important. Every…

7 reasons why someone else gets the job (and what you can do about them)

If you have been applying for job after job and going on interview after interview only to lose the position to another candidate every time, you’re probably wondering what’s up. We have a pretty good idea of why, all things being equal when it comes to skills and qualifications, an employer might choose to hire…