Part 1: Job Search Checklist for Landing a Job

There are about 10 million jobs left unfilled every month!

This means you have the pick of the litter if you play your cards differently from all the other candidates.

Many job seekers do not prepare for their job search in advance and ultimately fail to land their dream job.

But this won’t happen to you. Unlike your competitors, you’re going to prepare well before you even begin your job search.

And here’s a job search checklist to help you do just that. (more…)

Celebrate Black History Month in the Workplace

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

Thurgood Marshall

February is Black History Month (BHM); it’s a time to celebrate and honor Black people’s contributions, achievements, and culture in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide.

The month also draws attention to some of the more difficult historical periods Black people faced. Here are a few practical ideas for maximizing BHM at work. (more…)

Just Do It: Tackling Your Career Goals

Do you have any career-related goals from last year that you still need to achieve? Now is a good time to work on them or start something new. The 24th of January was National “Just Do It” Day. It was first observed in 2015 and is a day to attempt new things or finish the task you’ve been putting off. Even though the day has past, here are some things you can do in your work-life to propel you to greater success. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Light Industrial Jobs Explained

You may have heard the term “light industrial” used before, but have you ever wondered what jobs are considered a part of this category?

This is a very broad category of jobs in various industries, but generally, they include positions like assemblers, inventory clerks, warehouse workers, cashiers, and material handlers. You may see a slightly different definition on other platforms that use the terms “working class” and “blue collar” interchangeably. (more…)