Get Creative with Job Postings!

Job Postings

When your company posts a job listing, you’re competing with thousands of other possibilities. How can you make your posting stand out? Creativity is the answer. With a little extra effort and careful messaging, you can attract the best candidates. The following are some tips for making your job postings attractive and visible.  Get personal: […]

Professional Career Certifications – Do You Really Need Them?

Career Certifications

Education is a great way to get ahead! However, college and/or university degrees aren’t the only education that counts. Professional certification programs are another option. With as little as two months to two years of your time, you can obtain a professional certificate in a particular field, skill or software program. Will a professional certificate […]

15 LinkedIn Tips to Help Your Job Search

LinkedIn Tips Job Search

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. A LinkedIn member’s profile page emphasizes skills, employment history and education. It has professional network news feeds and customizable modules. A good profile boosts your visibility, improves your web presence, strengthens your professional brand and allows you to interact with potential employers (share […]

OVERCOMING SELF-DOUBT DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH

Job Search

When a job search lasts for months (or longer) self-doubt can creep in. Rejection letters and unsuccessful interviews become overwhelming and often result in negative self-talk. This internal battle has a profound effect on your hunt for new employment, reducing the positions you pursue and limiting your opportunities. Self-doubt can communicate to potential employers, leaving […]

TIPS TO MASTER WORKING FROM HOME

Working from Home

An increasing number of people are working from home. Switching from a structured office environment to the comfort of your own home can be a challenge! How do you stay focused, productive, efficient and effective when making the commute from your bed to your laptop? How do you juggle the demands of your daily job […]

SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH

EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH

The stress of daily life and the added worry brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health. 25% of Canadians aged 18 and older screen positive for symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Social isolation, fear of job loss, financial worries, safety concerns, loneliness and changes in relationships […]

TIPS FOR PROTECTING WORKERS IN COLD WEATHER

Cold Weather Work

If there is one thing you can count on in Alberta, it’s that winter will be cold! Construction workers, postal workers, delivery people, utility and telecommunication workers, firefighters, police, farmers, ranchers, fishers, loggers and others have to contend with cold conditions. Working in a cold environment can have adverse effects on human performance and health. […]

SERVICES PROVIDED BY A STAFFING AGENCY

Staffing Agency Services

A staffing agency (also known as a search, recruit or employment agency) matches employers and employees. It connects job seekers with employers and employers with candidates. Job seekers receive the benefit of a large pool of possible jobs while the employer is provided with a pool of pre-screened, pre-interviewed job seekers who are ready to […]

HOW TO GET A JOB THROUGH A STAFFING AGENCY

Using a Staffing Agency

Seeking employment can be stressful! A staffing agency reduces the hassle and difficulty of finding work, saves you time and offers opportunities you may not be able to find on your own. WHAT DO STAFFING AGENCIES DO? Staffing agencies (also known as employment agencies and/or recruitment companies) help job seekers to find permanent jobs, temporary […]

THE DREADED INTERVIEW QUESTION: “WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?”

What's Your Greatest Weakness

It’s a common exercise to prepare for a job interview by practicing interview questions with a friend or in front of the mirror. A well-worded and delivered answer can impress the hiring manager and increase your chances of getting the position. One of the most difficult questions to prepare for is “What is your greatest […]