Take a Leave of Absence Without Derailing Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition For most of your working life, you’ll probably juggle your responsibilities at home and the office, but sometimes personal issues demand your full attention. Maybe you’re expecting twins or undergoing major surgery. Maybe you’re leading a trip to Africa or going back to school temporarily. A leave of […]

Ask These Questions Before Accepting That Job Offer

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition When times are challenging, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll take any job you can get. However, it’s generally wise to be prudent. Accepting a job offer can alter the course of your life. You may have to move to a new city and adapt to a […]

Look Professional in Meetings

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition There are millions of formal business meetings each day in Canada and the United States. That time around the conference table can be a waste of time or you can turn it into your opportunity to shine. When you learn how to look professional in management forums and […]

Rebuild Confidence After a Job Setback and Boost Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Job setbacks can shatter your self-confidence and make it difficult to stay positive. Luckily, however, they don’t have to ruin you or your career. You can rebuild your confidence again and get your career back on track…Follow these strategies: Click here to read the full and original article […]

Job Crafting: Great Opportunities In Your Present Job

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Transform your job into a calling. Whether you’re a senior manager or an entry level clerk, job crafting is a technique you can use to boost your satisfaction and engagement. The secret is to break your job down into blocks that you can rearrange to suit your passions […]

7 Success Tips for Changing Careers

7 Success Tips for Changing Careers

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Weather forecasters can’t reliably predict the weather three days from now. How is a 22-year old supposed to pick the right career for the next 40-plus years? Most of us will and do contemplate a career change at some point. It might be a conscious decision or the […]

Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated When You're Unemployed

Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated When You’re Unemployed

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Losing your job is painful. There are many days when you will feel discouraged because the job market is complicated and the competition for jobs is fierce. In order to get through a period of unemployment, it’s important to use whatever resources you can to stay motivated. Click […]

14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition This weekend, take a break from your job, but give your career a boost. Try these 14 simple things you can do to advance your career online and offline. They’re all quick enough to squeeze in between Friday and Monday while still giving you plenty of time to sleep […]

Workopolis’ JOB INSIDER Tool

Do you have what it takes for the job you want? Workopolis’ free “Job Insider” tool is an easy-to-use career planning tool that gives you valuable insights on the most popular jobs. Just start typing in a job title, choose from the populating list of similar/matching titles, and in seconds you will learn for each […]

Change Your Email Habits and See Your Productivity Skyrocket

Change Your Email Habits and See Your Productivity Skyrocket

By: Patrick Laforet: Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition Email is essential for staying connected in today’s busy world, but it has a powerful influence on productivity. How many times a day do you check your email and get lost among the messages? Changing your email habits will help you raise your productivity. Follow these tips: Click […]