Tag: job search
The so-called “gig economy” has been in the news a lot. The rise of short-term contracts (freelancers, consultants, contractors) in the work landscape has been facilitated by technological advances and freelancer websites proliferating on the internet. The software company Intuit believes that as much as 45% of Canadians will be self-employed by 2020 and has … Read More »
If a potential employer requests a background check, the candidate who they are considering hiring must provide written authorization. It is very important for candidates to provide authorization to the background-check company directly for privacy reasons.
Since it is the employer who is requesting and paying for the background check the information will not be shared … Read More »
Transparency – make it easy for potential employers to know that you were off work for parenting reasons. We all were brought into this world by our mom’s and employers should understand the realities of parenting.
Confidence – maintain confidence that your skills do not lose their value even though you have been out of the “paid … Read More »
There are few things more discouraging than a phone call or email advising, “Sorry, you didn’t get the job”. It especially stings if you felt you performed well in the interview and it was for a job you really wanted.
So, what went wrong? You don’t have to wonder. In fact, we recommend you follow up … Read More »
Henry Goldbeck came across the question “How to Combat Job Search Depression?” and shared his thoughts on it below:
“The biggest reason for job search depression is focusing on things out of your control. If you focus on what you can control and stay disciplined, you will feel much better during the job search and be less likely to become depressed or discouraged.
What can you control?
Your research of opportunities, … Read More »