How to be Employment Ready

Posted on February 5, 2016 By

How to be Employment ReadyThe term “employment ready” means, a person is able to master the basic skills expected in his/her work sector. However, it is often the case that companies have to train recruits in work fundamentals and interpersonal skills, too. Thus, the general notion that a degree certifies that you have the required qualifications to make you worthy of employment, is an incorrect one. Educational qualification does matter while looking for a job. However, it’s not the single most important factor that counts. There are other aspects that are even more important than a mere degree.

Your Educational Qualifications
Having the right set of qualifications is the first thing necessary for employment. Yes, it does matter; you will fall behind in the “race”, if you have the right skills but no degree to support it. That’s because, it’s a policy in most corporations that a candidate should have the basic degree, it is after that, that he/she is tested for other skills. So first earn a certificate in the form of a diploma or degree, even if you have the right knowledge and attitude. This will make your

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Three Tips To Find Job Opportunities

Posted on December 5, 2015 By

Three Tips To Find Job OpportunitiesHunting for job opportunities can be an exhausting, grinding, and frustrating experience. Many employers seem to have sky-high qualifications for potential candidates, which can be discouraging. But don’t give up your search. Here are three suggestions to help make your search for employment a little bit easier, and hopefully successful.

Ignore Required Qualifications

Everyone looking through the employment classifieds has found a great listing. Then you find out that the employer has a list of qualifications a mile long, and you only meet a few of them. Don’t worry about the qualifications. Recruiters call the applicant that matches all of these qualifications a “purple squirrel.” Why a “purple squirrel”? Because that perfect applicant does not exist in real life. You might have the education but not the work experience. Or you have the experience but your degree is from a community college and not a four-year university like they want. If you think you can do the job, apply for it, regardless of the required qualifications. The worst that can happen is they tell you thanks, but no thanks. If that happens, you are


What Makes a Good Job

Posted on November 5, 2015 By

What Makes a Good JobMany people are searching for a job that they can truly enjoy and feel good about doing. But what goes into making a “good job?” What criteria can a person use to determine whether a job will be personally satisfying as well as something that will help them pay the bills? It turns out that there are three criteria that all good jobs must have to be both personally rewarding and sustainable financially.

1. Is it something you enjoy doing?

The first criterion is that the job must be something that you really enjoy doing. There are so many different types of jobs out there and there is no doubt that there is something for everyone. Think about what you like to do for fun. For your work to be truly satisfying it should be something you enjoy doing, whether you are getting paid for it or not. Of course getting paid is nice too but this cannot be the only motivation for something you want to do for work. A good job should be something personally meaningful to you that you will be


Important Questions To Ask From the Job Agencies Toronto

Posted on September 20, 2016 By

When it comes to finding a suitable job, nothing could be better than hiring a job agency because for beginners, the agency has numerous opportunities that can help candidates to get permanent position in a reputable organization. To do so, it is necessary for the job seekers to come up with the right job agency that operates in the same field they want to get the job in. This way, they will be in a better position to assist the candidates.

emplWhile analyzing the expertise and experience of job agencies, candidates have to consider different aspects and ask the following questions in order to be rest assured that their choice is right.

What are the rights as a temporary worker?

While working with the temporary job agencies, the rights of the candidates are protected by the Employment Standards Act that allow candidates to work for their as well as organization’s benefits.

Do the ESA cover all the jobs?

There are some jobs, like information technology, farming, superintendents and customer care, that are not equally covered by

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Leading the Online Learning System

Posted on July 4, 2016 By

With the top notch services, as well, as the overall state of the art knowledge VU online classes are definitely leading the market. The content that is delivered to the students is such that it allows the students to get the best outcome. At VU, the instructors work in close collaboration with the students thus, both make sure that the needs and demands are understood completely. It is also one of the ways to ensure that the online environment is made more productive without any extra efforts. At VU, the students also ensure that the overall collaboration is done in line with the demands of the modern terminologies that are being embedded within the online learning environment.

At VU, with every passing day the content is uploaded for almost every subject. It is just done to ensure that the state of the art education is given to the students that are in question. Making VU the ultimate choice means that you will definitely excel in your career. With the huge line of courses, the students are allowed to get the maximum advantage as the collaboration with the teacher can also be made personalized on demand. The chat as well as

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Ten Things You have in Common with Content Writers

Posted on May 28, 2016 By

If you are reading this article then you do have the basic skills to start writing. Literacy is the primary tool to enable people to communicate. In order to be a full-time content writer, there are a few things which are important and if you have those qualities then becoming a freelance content writer is an immediate possibility. Let us go through them –

  • Being a voracious reader. Now reading novels is not exactly a steadfast necessity to becoming a freelance content writer but if you do have that inclination and have been reading classics since childhood then content writing can be a breeze for you. Also, it is important to have the ability to analyse classics and appreciate their many facets.


  • An ability to adapt to different writing styles. Being a content writer you will be required to write for many different topics. It is important to pick up the nuances of different writing styles and incorporate them into your articles.
  • Having an aptitude for research. Being a keen researcher will be a requirement because many times you will be dealing with new subjects. It


4 Simple Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Posted on April 22, 2016 By

Many of us can feel like creativity is something we either have or don’t have. It’s an elusive talent that, if we’re not blessed with it, we can’t have it. In some cases, of course, some people will be naturally better at being creative than others. But whether you feel that you are creative or not also depends on how you define it.

“Creativity is just connecting things,” Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once said in an interview. “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

This means that even less creative types can apply that principle to their work every day. What if we were able to create the conditions for greater creativity, not just in our workplace, but in our professional lives and our daily routines? While it’s true that some people naturally have more creative tendencies than others, there are things that we can all do to be more creative at work.


That’s Awkwar How to Handle Working for a Younger Boss

Posted on April 18, 2016 By

If you’re changing careers or jobs after age 40, you may end up reporting to someone much younger. You’re likely starting at a lower level in a new field, so the chance of working for younger people is higher. This often happens in industries like technology where people tend to be young and move up quickly to senior roles.

This is a difficult situation to handle emotionally when you’re coming from an industry where you have a history and depth of knowledge. There are techniques you can use to develop strong working relationships and mitigate issues at the start and over time. The most important thing to remember is that age determines how long you’ve been working, but not how strong or knowledgeable an employee you are

Consider your position at the start. When you come in as the newbie, your younger boss has been at the company longer than you have. That means that he knows the company culture and the business. You know everything about your previous field and company, which could come in handy at some point, but you have a steep learning curve ahead of you. The first step is to accept


8 Signs That You’re a Problem Employee

Posted on April 11, 2016 By

Being successful at work is about more than the skills you bring to the job – it’s also about your relationships with your colleagues, and especially about how your boss perceives you. You can have incredible skills in your field, but if no one wants to work with you, it’s going to make your professional life harder and harder over time.

Here are eight signs that you might be perceived as a problem employee who’s tough to work with – and that you could be putting your professional reputation and future options at risk.

1. You see management as your adversary. If you think peers who get along with their managers are suck-ups, and you see employee/manager relations as an “us vs. them” situation, chances are strong that your attitude is coming through to your manager and marking you as adversarial. And no one wants to spend their days working with adversaries, let alone pay them.

2. You say, “It’s not my job” at least once a month. There are times when it’s appropriate to say that you aren’t the right person to do something, such as when you’re swamped with work that your manager


Everything You Wanted to Know About Being Fired But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted on April 4, 2016 By

Getting fired is scary and stressful. Not only has your source of income just been yanked away from you, but you might be left with questions about what to do next, how to talk about it in future job interviews and even whether what your employer did was legal. Here’s a quick primer on what you need to know about getting fired.

I was fired without any warning. Is that legal? Generally, yes. No law in the U.S. says that employees must receive a warning before being fired. Good employers will typically warn employees before firing them, in order to make sure that they have a chance to improve, and because they don’t want other employees worrying that they could be fired out of the blue. But that’s up to the employer’s own policy and isn’t governed by law.

Does my employer have to have a good reason for firing me? Your employer can fire you for any reason at all, or for no reason, as long as it’s not because of your race, religion, nationality, sex, marital status, disability or other protected characteristic. You can be fired because your boss just doesn’t like you or


Self Employment Ideas With Low Start

Posted on March 28, 2016 By

If you’re stuck in a job that you desperately want to get out of, it’s high time that you look for some self employment ideas that will cheer you up and inspire you to get into the self employment arena.

I want to be my own boss. With no one to answer to but myself. With everything working as per my wishes. Every tiny thing! I want to make sure that I have everything under my control, so that it’s all done just as I like it!

I’m sure you’ve had this thought run through your mind at least once, sitting in your office cubicle, with a job that you don’t really enjoy. It is universally accepted that doing a job that you don’t like or have a passion for, is a waste of time, talent and money. Of course, not everyone is fortunate enough to land a job that they enjoy. This makes them feel like they are stuck in a rut. Psychological problems, like depression begin to manifest themselves, because the person feels worthless since he can’t perform well at his workplace. Other people around him, too, get affected by this behavior. In such a case it is


Who is a Statutory Employee

Posted on February 20, 2016 By

A statutory employee is someone who works on a commission or contract basis, but can be treated as a regular employee by statute. This allows him to be eligible for certain tax benefits. This Buzzle articles tells you about the concept of statutory employees.

Quick Fact
In the entertainment industry, an independent contractor, whose contract states that his works will be considered as “works made for hire” (whereby their ownership rights remain with the company), is deemed as a statutory employee.
According to the IRS, there are 4 categories of employees; namely, common-law employee, statutory employee, non-statutory employee, and independent contractor. The classification is dependent on the services provided. Statutory employees are exempt from certain taxes by statute. It can be said that they fall between independent contractors and regular employees. The paragraphs below will elaborate on this concept and some related terms.

The Concept

A statutory employee may work for a regular employer on a periodic or commission basis or may be into business himself.
Such individuals follow a different protocol for filing taxes and are eligible for special deductions.
Tax deductions are the very reason they are classified as regular employees.
Examples of such employees include private businessmen, insurance

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What is Employment Insurance

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

Employees receive several perks and allowances as benefits for doing a full-time job. ‘Employment Insurance’ is an umbrella compensation package that acts like a buffer when an employee is not able to provide his services, and therefore, loses certain employment benefits. Let’s understand more about this program.

Employment Insurance is designed keeping in mind the difficulties faced by employees. The most probable application of this benefit is the support and relief that it extends to those who are temporarily unemployed. These people could either be in between jobs, dealing with sickness, childbirth or parenting, or even providing critical care and support to a family member facing the risk of death. In such trying and difficult times, this program comes as a saving grace and empowers the individual to go through the phase more confidently.

Who Benefits from This?

It is essential to remember that you can apply for this benefit only if you have paid into the account and are dealing with a temporary unemployment. You stand to benefit if you can prove to the authorities that you lost your job through no fault of your own. Such a situation could arise due to shortage of work, or even seasonal or

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What is Full Employment

Posted on February 10, 2016 By

You would probably think that a 100% employment rate is the ideal employment situation for any economy. In reality, full employment is not literal in its meaning. So, I’d suggest that you first understand the concept fully.

Full employment is a state of employment when everyone or almost everyone who is willing and capable to work, at the prevailing wage rate and work environment, is employed. That is, the entire work force is almost fully employed. The unemployment rate in such a situation is close to zero.

If everyone was to have a job and there was no unemployment, everyone will have purchasing power. This will make the demand rise and there will be a shortage in the supply of goods and services, leading to rise in prices. Ultimately, companies will be forced to lay off some employees causing a nationwide rise in the rate of unemployment to bring an equilibrium to such an economic situation. Hence, there is an ideal unemployment rate that keeps the economy in balance. Most world economies aim at a frictional unemployment rate that is anywhere between 2% to 7%. The United States lists the following rates of unemployment for the mentioned age groups to

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The Advantages of Using Online Recruitment Agency Websites

Posted on January 20, 2016 By

There are endless possibilities when you have the internet. The possibilities are endless. No matter where you are in the world, an online recruitment agency can find suitable jobs for you within your area. The world is within your reach and you don’t even have to leave your home or office and all things are available to you 24/7, 7 days a week.

If you are using other methods such as looking for vacant positions in your local newspaper, you will find limited jobs because a lot of employers are now using online recruiting agencies to fulfill their human resource needs. If you post your Resume online, there are good chances that it will be exposed to a lot more employers and the services of online recruiters are available day and night so you have the flexibility to apply at times which are best suited for you.

If you are willing to relocate or you want to move to a country and land a job before you even get there, then there is no better option than online recruiting because, you have access to employers from all over the world at the touch of a button.


Four Ways an Employment Services Agency Can Help You Find a Job

Posted on January 15, 2016 By

You want someone to understand your expertise, but you believe you weren’t asked the right questions in your interviews. You have the skills, but you don’t get hired. You can’t even land a temporary position.

If any of the above sounds familiar, then an employment services agency is what you need.

Employment assistance firms are growing rapidly these days, and not without reason. They serve as a medium to connect employees with employers. Here are four reasons why you should register with one.

Your reputation leads to their reputation

These agencies will automatically get a negative review if a job applicant looks unprepared, so it’s in their best interest to provide you with the necessary coaching. They will also improve your resume and provide you with tips and hints to crack interviews and tests. They will help to match your needs and skills with that of the employer.

Salary issues? No way

Their aim is to satisfy both sides – the employee and the employer. They will make sure you get the desired pay in the desired manner without creating a conflict with the hiring company. In the event you face


Put Technology To Work For You

Posted on January 10, 2016 By

If you think about it, you have “employees” of your own. You pay them to do things for you – find information on what concerns you, keep track of data you need to access again, and anything else you do not want to do yourself. Do you get what I am talking about yet? Some of your employees are paid when you get the bill from the phone company and your internet provider. Others are paid when you get your electric bill. Some are actually people who provide a service you appreciate. I am sure you have caught on by now!

Technology can be an excellent employee, if used correctly. How much easier is life when your smartphone works? How much harder is it when you can’t figure it out? If you do not have a smartphone, substitute “computer” or “remote control” or whatever technology you use.

One problem with this employee of yours is that technology changes over time. Your comfortable way of doing things gets out of sync with the way the rest of your world is moving and you miss out on important details. Also, we all know that we can be


Top Seven Tips for Newbies on Freelance Job Websites

Posted on January 5, 2016 By

It can be such a daunting experience when it is one’s first time on a freelance job website. Signing up is usually simple and one is good to start searching for job opportunities in a few minutes. However, just a look at other freelancers’ profiles can be discouraging because most of them have already won a lot of bids. There seems to be little chance for a newbie to ever get a job on these sites because he/she does not even have a review to show off.

Do not be discouraged by the number of contracts missed, but believe that you will be victorious. The secret is to stick your head out there and be the best. Based on my experience with a number of freelance job websites, I thought someone out there may find it helpful to get a few tips on how to gain leverage over the hundreds and thousands of job seekers. Below are seven of my personal tips:

1. Gain knowledge about the Job site

  • Read as much information that is available on the website to be more knowledgeable.
  • Conduct more searches outside the site to read what others are saying about

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Hiring the Best and Most Appropriate Candidate for Your Company

Posted on December 20, 2015 By

Being the HR manager for your organization, you already know how tough it is to bring aboard the best and most appropriate candidate in your company. You already got the resume of your prospective employee, but then what’s the big deal – every person today frames a professional resume and every shortlisted candidate gives his or her best to win the employer’s heart in interview. Therefore, it can be more challenging than one can presume to get the guy you actually want.

Why you need only the best and most appropriate candidate?

Well, you might be working for a company that has probably the most outstanding services or products highly in demand. However, businesses are run and managed by people and to ascertain that the show goes on profitably, organizations need apt people!

Studies show that a lot of clients or customers prefer the products or services of certain companies just because they are cordially treated, sensibly handled and personally looked into by the people working there. So it is in case of sales teams, accounts people and even HR team members! That very much explains why you need only the most adequate personnel


New Job Search Strategies You Should Know

Posted on December 15, 2015 By

It’s not the good old days anymore. You should know that better than anyone if you have been searching for a job. Long gone are the days when you could appear on a potential employer’s doorstep, resume in hand and hope for an interview. Now you must be internet savvy, highly technical and always aware of the latest and greatest way jobs are sought and filled.

Social Media is Key

If you are not on social media, you may be the only one. Make sure your LinkedIn account is up-to-date at all times, but also don’t forget the power of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Let your friends and followers know that you are actively seeking work. One of your hundreds of online friends may just have the inside skinny on a dream job that hasn’t yet been advertised.

An important tip when seeking work on- or offline is to make sure that your social media presence reflects your best self. Potential future employers are going to want to see what you can add to their work environment. They are likely to be turned off by coarse language or risque photos. Likewise, if you are


The Difference Between Technical and Traditional Staffing Agencies

Posted on December 10, 2015 By

During a tough economy, it is difficult to find traditional employment. More employers are using outside resources and contract workers in order to find the right fit for their workforce. Choosing which staffing agencies you should apply to can be quite difficult, especially if you are a skilled technical worker.

What Are Traditional Staffing Agencies?

With most locations, you can fill out some of the paperwork online. However, almost all will have a physical location for you to visit. When you go to a traditional agency, you will undergo a career assessment to determine whether you qualify for any of the jobs they may have. You should bring all work-related documentation with you. You will speak to an assessor about the jobs they have available and fill out an application that will match you with potential work.

The thing that differentiates traditional staffing agencies from specialized ones is the types of jobs they represent. These locations have a variety of clients to whom they provide industrial, clerical, and even janitorial services. Some do have a few specialized clients, but generally they are a catch all for entry-level positions that require little or no college

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