Category Archives: Guide

Workplace Stress: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

Two things are true about workplace stress; it’s common and it’s drains you both physically and emotionally. It can occur for many reasons and affect anyone in an organization, be it managers or frontline employees. Some workplace stress is normal, but excessive and ongoing stress is harmful as it starts affecting your productivity and performance. Most employees in North America are suffering from this issue nowadays. According to a survey conducted by The Globe and Mail on 2,700 readers Read more [...]

How to Spot a Bad Staffing Agency

Recruitment agencies play a vital role in helping people find jobs that match their skills. But, not all agencies are same. While there are many legitimate staffing agencies that can benefit your job hunt, some aren’t so ethical. Unfortunately, some less than scrupulous staffing agencies offer fake HR and consultation services to job seekers, and promise things that they never plan to provide. Many candidates fall into the trap of tempting job offers and an easy career by these unrecognized Read more [...]

5 Body Language Mistakes and How to Avoid Them during an Interview

Having the required qualifications and experience is not enough to get your dream job. Body language plays an important role in cracking the job interview as well. Many eligible candidates fail to qualify the first-round to a bad impression they portray through their body language. Negative gestures and bad posture are very distracting for interviewers and display a bad image of the candidate. Over-exaggerated nodding and other involuntary habitual movements are also considered as body language Read more [...]

5 Tips to Work from Home Efficiently

Working from home can seem like a dream come true. Customized office space, comfortable workstation and answering conference calls in your jammies, all these are the perks of working from home that most of us dream about. However, what’s sometimes forgotten about is the lack of a daily schedule and the number of possible distractions. The perks of working from home won’t mean much if your productivity drops to zero. With an increase in the number of employers offering work from home opportunities, Read more [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

A great resume is the first step towards getting a job. It plays a vital role in deciding whether you’ll be invited for the interview or not. Your CV offers a quick overview of your education, experience, skills, accomplishments and career objectives to the recruiter. However, during the screening process, many resumes are sent to the trash bin because they fail to stand out. According to a study conducted by The Ladders, recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume. Therefore, Read more [...]