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Updates for Working International Students in Canada

This past year—let alone the past two years since the outbreak of COVID—has been particularly tough for businesses struggling with labour shortages. Between those who retired during the pandemic and those who switched career paths during The Great Resignation, many industries continue to remain short staffed. And yet, also since the pandemic, many have struggled to find employment, like international students here in Canada. And while it's ideal for students to not have to work during their studies, the rising costs of living have left many without another choice. So the Government of Canada is offering a deal for 2023…
Kendra Guidolin
19 October 2022
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Quiet Firing: Your Employer Wants You to Quit Your Job

Quiet quitting in the past few weeks has been gaining traction in discussions around the workplace. For the most part, many employers have associated quiet quitting and the generations who have been practicing it with laziness and a lack of work ethic. And sure, quiet quitting can be hard for employers to deal with. But most of the time, these workers are merely using this strategy for self-preservation. After all, quiet quitting is a more proactive response to avoiding burnout and worker exploitation. But a toxic response has seemingly arisen out of quiet quitting: quiet firing. That is, if an employer…
Kendra Guidolin
12 October 2022
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Now Hiring? Let’s Talk about Labour Shortages in Ontario

Labour shortages have been coming and going in rapid waves ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But this week, LinkedIn News is specifically taking notice of the labour shortages in Ontario. Across various industries, nearly 400,000 jobs are reportedly going unfilled. So, what's causing the labour shortage? Read on to find out and learn what recruiters and employers alike do to improve their chances of hiring the right kind of candidate these days. Why Many Are Struggling to Hire These Days It should go without saying that staffing shortages impact everyone. Substantial staffing shortages often make significant impacts…
Kendra Guidolin
5 October 2022
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short! 5 Sales Skills for a Resume

Sales skills can range greatly from industry to industry. Depending on where and what you're selling and to whom you're selling, a job in sales can require certain skills that are exclusive to one particular job over another. Nevertheless, there still are some universal skills required in the position itself. Not everyone will be able to do what salespeople do, and having the right skills listed on your resume can show that you're up for the task. So, what are the best sales skills for your resume? Read on to find out our top five. How to Update Your Resume Jobs are changing…
Kendra Guidolin
28 September 2022
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What Is Recruiter Ghosting and How Can I Avoid It?

You might've heard of the term 'ghosting' before. Many use this word to describe a sudden lack of communication with no explanation. This is usually within dating contexts, where the person doing the "ghosting" is the one who does not want to see the other again. But nowadays, ghosting is starting to appear in workplace contexts, as well. In fact, recruiter ghosting has become so common that many are recognizing the impacts on job seekers everywhere. In fact, if you've applied for countless jobs with no word back from a hiring professional, you too might've been ghosted! So, how can you…
Kendra Guidolin
21 September 2022
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Can I Background Check Myself? Your Questions Answered

Whether you know it or not, someone has done a background check on you before. From those who run small organizations to HR teams in massive corporations, everyone checks out who they're hiring before they offer them a job. And while you can have the most impressive resume and the best references, if your background check comes back with something unfavourable, you might be disregarded for a position. So, you may be wondering, "How do I background check myself to find out what others might find?" and "How can I make myself look as favourable as possible to potential hirers?"…
Kendra Guidolin
14 September 2022
Workwolf Represents Canadian Startups at Kickstart Innovation
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Workwolf Represents Canadian Startups at Kickstart Innovation

It's been just over a month since we announced our invitation into Kickstart Innovation's 2022 cohort. And finally, the time has come for Workwolf to take Zürich, Switzerland by storm. So what're CEO Erik Simins and CRO Stephen Brennan getting up to while at Kickstart Innovation as part of the 2022 cohort? And how are they representing Canadian startups at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity abroad? In this article, we'll offer you a sneak peek of all that has been going on so far. And more importantly, we'll show you why now is a better time than ever before to join the…
Kendra Guidolin
7 September 2022
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Resume vs CV: When to Use Each and Tips to Improve Both

Let's face it: at one point or another, surely we've all mistakenly submitted a CV in the place of a resume or vice-versa. At the same time, certainly, there have been hiring managers and recruiters who have accidentally asked for one instead of the other. But it's important to be able to distinguish between the two. After all, if you're looking for a job, you'll want to offer only the relevant information. Equally, if you're a hiring manager/recruiter, you're asking for only the relevant information. Often, many distinguish between the two by looking at their origins and meanings. However, both seem…
Kendra Guidolin
31 August 2022
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Advice from an Expert: What Makes a Salesperson Successful

Sales certainly isn't for everyone, but many wish it was. After all, many sales jobs—perhaps because of their high demands—come with great rewards. These rewards can range from commission-based perks like free cars and tropical vacations to positions with raises and greater seniority. It can be a very rewarding and fulfilling position, but not everyone is built for it. Competitive sales can be particularly taxing on a person if they're not made for it. And eventually, jobs that are taxing can burn a worker out and make them want to quit. So before hiring your next high-pressure salesperson, you'll need…
Kendra Guidolin
25 August 2022
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How Gen Z is Working to Counter Toxic Hustle Culture

In an interview with Variety earlier this year, Kim Kardashian said "it seems like nobody wants to work these days." Her sister, Kourtney, also in the interview, agrees with her and says, "That's so true." This, of course, has since become a bit of a meme, and has been taken, as Kim herself says, out of context. Nevertheless, even when taken within context, work ethic seems to be the focal point of the conversation. Toxic hustle culture, it seems, is losing its grip on workers. Many, since the publication of this interview, have agreed with Kim on this idea. From employers whose…
Kendra Guidolin
16 August 2022
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EliteX Features Workwolf For Effective Tech

Workwolf has been named the company to watch for career decisions and hiring solutions  For Immediate Release EliteX's 2022 edition of Elite Brands to Watch features Workwolf and all the company has accomplished to date The company is using their recognition to spread word of the equitable and effective tech to make the workplace more diverse and productive Toronto, Ontario — With the company experiencing rapid growth recently, Workwolf has been chosen as a company to be featured in EliteX's Elite Brands to Watch, 2022 edition. Appearing alongside world-renowned giants in their respective industries, such as Automobili Lamborghini, NIO, and Cassagi, Workwolf’s…
Kendra Guidolin
10 August 2022
Workwolf Secures Sought-After Spot in Kickstart Innovation’s 2022 Cohort
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Workwolf Secures Sought-After Spot in Kickstart Innovation’s 2022 Cohort

 This fall, Workwolf is joining Kickstart Innovation for rapid scale-up   For Immediate Release  Workwolf has been selected out of 1500 applicants as a top start-up to be supported and accelerated by Kickstart Innovation’s growth and promotion program in Zürich, Switzerland. Kickstart Innovation will bring Workwolf to Zürich to meet and collaborate with top-ranking partners for innovation and growth Toronto, Ontario — Workwolf is proud to announce they will be one of the 43 companies selected for a position in Kickstart Innovation’s 2022 cohort. The Swiss-based innovation platform is one of Europe’s largest zero equity, multicorporate ecosystems with huge successrates for scaling-up…
Kendra Guidolin
4 August 2022
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Building Strong Employee Connections When Working Hybrid

The summer of 2022 has already brought about some drastic changes in the workplace: inflation has sky-rocketed, leading to workers in many industries demanding better wages. The vast number of job vacancies has made finding a job or internship that much more promising, especially for young workers and new graduates. And although many employers prefer an entirely in-office team, this seventh (7th!) wave of COVID Ontario has been seeing recently has shown the importance of maintaining hybrid work models. Sure, neither 100% work from home (WFH) or 100% in-office nor hybrid are perfect. But hybrid models have proven to be…
Kendra Guidolin
21 July 2022
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How to Deal with High Job Turnover

High job turnover has always been a concern many have had to worry about. Particularly in retail, sales, and HR, turnover is rampant and finding ways to retain employees can feel fruitless. In fact, over the past year, we've seen a massive increase in turnover in the HR industry. According to data collected by LinkedIn, positions in HR have the highest rate of turnover of any other job function. So, if even those who themselves hire and recruit others can't stay in a job long-term, something must be awry. As previously mentioned, the worker market has been great for offering job…
Kendra Guidolin
13 July 2022
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Everything You Need to Know About Work Stress Leave

Just yesterday, Harvard Business Review published an article sharing some scientifically-proven methods for beating work-related stress and burn-out. In the article, the authors offer the fact that recovery from work-related stress often is itself a paradox. That is, when we're most in need of recovery (whether that's over a vacation period or over work stress leave), we're the least likely to be able to do so. So, what's the best practice for maintaining healthy work practices that prevent stress and burn-out? The truth is, there is no one solution that's one-size-fits-all. What should be consistent throughout all workplaces, however, is…
Kendra Guidolin
6 July 2022
5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself on Your First Job Resume
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5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself on Your First Job Resume

What a difference two years makes! This week, one of the most trending topics on LinkedIn is the summer job boom. In stark contrast to this Harvard Business Review article, new post-secondary and secondary graduates are actually joining the workforce in an ideal time. As previously mentioned, this really is the perfect time to be looking to make a switch in a job or enter the job market because of the vacancy saturation. With this said, you may have many vacancies to pick from, but that doesn't mean you still don't want to "wow" your future employer. After all, when…
Kendra Guidolin
30 June 2022
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5 Tips to Upgrade Your Resume

In order to showcase all you have to offer your next employer, you may need to update and upgrade your resume. Here are some tips you can use to give your job applications the *zhuzh* they need to really stand out and shine!
Erik Simins
15 February 2021

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Meet the Top Dashboard for Recruitment

9 November 2022
If you've been using our products and services for any amount of time, you'll know how much we care about constantly and thoroughly improving. After all, improving the hiring process also means improving the workforce. So, it should come as no surprise that we've just relaunched our Business platform with features that make it better than ever. This way, you're making better, more informed hiring decisions every time. Let's dive into our latest additions to introduce you to your new favourite dashboard for recruitment. Your Recruitment Statistics All in One Spot Welcome to our new Business platform dashboard. At first…
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Motivate Young Employees with a Shadow Board

2 November 2022
Earlier last month, many employers and recruiters were facing an all-time high in job vacancies. And while some are now facing fears of having to lay off staff due to the forecasted recession of next year, many are still noticing a shortage of labour. As a result, employee retention is becoming an increasingly important priority for many. But salaries and benefits can only be stretched so far, especially if the organization has to take into consideration the projected recession. So, how do you motivate your young employees in the workplace and make them feel like the integral part of your…
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Your Hiring Goals: Recruitment vs. Talent Acquisition

26 October 2022
They may sound like synonyms, but there is actually a big difference between recruitment and talent acquisition. And sure, others may know what you mean if you use the terms interchangeably, but practically speaking, the two are very different approaches to hiring and team management. In fact, knowing the difference between the two can ensure your organization is achieving its goals.  After all, how can you achieve your goals if you don't know what they are? So, what constitutes recruitment vs. talent acquisition? You've asked, now we're answering! What Is Involved in Recruitment? For modern-day workplace contexts, recruitment can be best…
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Updates for Working International Students in Canada

19 October 2022
This past year—let alone the past two years since the outbreak of COVID—has been particularly tough for businesses struggling with labour shortages. Between those who retired during the pandemic and those who switched career paths during The Great Resignation, many industries continue to remain short staffed. And yet, also since the pandemic, many have struggled to find employment, like international students here in Canada. And while it's ideal for students to not have to work during their studies, the rising costs of living have left many without another choice. So the Government of Canada is offering a deal for 2023…
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Quiet Firing: Your Employer Wants You to Quit Your Job

12 October 2022
Quiet quitting in the past few weeks has been gaining traction in discussions around the workplace. For the most part, many employers have associated quiet quitting and the generations who have been practicing it with laziness and a lack of work ethic. And sure, quiet quitting can be hard for employers to deal with. But most of the time, these workers are merely using this strategy for self-preservation. After all, quiet quitting is a more proactive response to avoiding burnout and worker exploitation. But a toxic response has seemingly arisen out of quiet quitting: quiet firing. That is, if an employer…
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Now Hiring? Let’s Talk about Labour Shortages in Ontario

5 October 2022
Labour shortages have been coming and going in rapid waves ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But this week, LinkedIn News is specifically taking notice of the labour shortages in Ontario. Across various industries, nearly 400,000 jobs are reportedly going unfilled. So, what's causing the labour shortage? Read on to find out and learn what recruiters and employers alike do to improve their chances of hiring the right kind of candidate these days. Why Many Are Struggling to Hire These Days It should go without saying that staffing shortages impact everyone. Substantial staffing shortages often make significant impacts…
ArticlesCareer advice

Don’t Sell Yourself Short! 5 Sales Skills for a Resume

28 September 2022
Sales skills can range greatly from industry to industry. Depending on where and what you're selling and to whom you're selling, a job in sales can require certain skills that are exclusive to one particular job over another. Nevertheless, there still are some universal skills required in the position itself. Not everyone will be able to do what salespeople do, and having the right skills listed on your resume can show that you're up for the task. So, what are the best sales skills for your resume? Read on to find out our top five. How to Update Your Resume Jobs are changing…
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What Is Recruiter Ghosting and How Can I Avoid It?

21 September 2022
You might've heard of the term 'ghosting' before. Many use this word to describe a sudden lack of communication with no explanation. This is usually within dating contexts, where the person doing the "ghosting" is the one who does not want to see the other again. But nowadays, ghosting is starting to appear in workplace contexts, as well. In fact, recruiter ghosting has become so common that many are recognizing the impacts on job seekers everywhere. In fact, if you've applied for countless jobs with no word back from a hiring professional, you too might've been ghosted! So, how can you…
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Can I Background Check Myself? Your Questions Answered

14 September 2022
Whether you know it or not, someone has done a background check on you before. From those who run small organizations to HR teams in massive corporations, everyone checks out who they're hiring before they offer them a job. And while you can have the most impressive resume and the best references, if your background check comes back with something unfavourable, you might be disregarded for a position. So, you may be wondering, "How do I background check myself to find out what others might find?" and "How can I make myself look as favourable as possible to potential hirers?"…

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