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Happiness is a Choice; 10 Tips to Brighten Your Work Life

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You spend the majority of your day at work, so you definitely should try to enjoy it. Making a conscious effort to improve or change the way you work can significantly impact how you react, feel, and get through challenges.  Here’s some tips on staying happy in your work place:

 

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How to Answer the Top 10 Interview Questions

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We all know that good preparation is the key to success at interview. One aspect of this is thinking through the type of questions you are likely to be asked and having a killer answer up your sleeve. To get you started, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most common questions asked at interview and some pointers on the kind of approach you could take to answer them. Read More…


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Please bear with us…

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This week marks the installation of beautiful new cubicles into our office!

Because of this process, our inter-office phone system will be in slight disarray on Thursday and Friday of this week (Nov 21 and 22nd) while we dismantle and remove the existing desks. We ask that you please bear with us during this process. Please feel free to call our main office line 780.758.5888, or email us at careers@rpinc.ca to connect with one of our recruiters. Read More…


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Should I Lie on My Résume?

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As a professional resume writer, HR manager and career coach for over 10 years, I have come across this controversial issue more times than I can count. Let’s say you have been actively pursuing employment for over a year and keep being told you’re over qualified by recruiters, so you start thinking to yourself, “maybe I should remove some of my older jobs or change the job titles to something less managerial.” For example, if you wanted to effectively lie on your resume, you’d want to remove the job title of your previous employer from District Sales Manager to Sales Representative and remove any verbiage related to leading teams or managing daily operations. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs

Two Key Ways to Reposition Your Brand to Make More Money

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How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase  margins for your business and make more money

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Soda sells for $0.67 at the grocery store or $8 at an amusement park. Steaks  are priced from $15 at a casual restaurant to around $35 at a fine dining  establishment.  A cup of coffee ranges from one dollar to more than $5  depending on where you stop for your morning Joe.  Read More…


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What are the top 8 biggest interview blunders you could ever make?

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No one likes being taken off-guard. When it comes to preparing for an interview, we all do what it takes in advance to be as ready as we can. We research the company, we (hopefully) dress to impress and fundamentally, we go in there guns blazing and super confident. So what happens when, despite all your preparations, something goes terribly wrong? Read More…


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Team Recruitment Partners!

As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s probably a pretty safe bet that you, or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer in some way. So, in honour of our friends, family and loved ones, we participate in the CIBC Run for The Cure each year.

Here is our team photo from this Sunday before the event! Read More…


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Dressing the Part: Four Simple Tips

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We’ve seen it all. From candidates in baggy jeans all the way to candidates in pencil skirts with stilettos, what you choose to wear into an interview has a bigger impact on the outcome than you may think.

Whether you’re seeking a career in accounting, or perhaps even a position within the IT industry, dressing the part for the job can make or break your interview. After all, considering that the first thing the interviewer will notice is your appearance, this often will greatly affect their initial impression of you. So why not start things off with your best foot (or shoe) forward? Read More…


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Health and Wellness in the Office

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Savvy employers recognize that the general well-being of employees is important. Employees are your most important asset and taking good care of them is critical to both their success and yours. Providing a positive corporate culture with health and wellness incentives will not only increase employee engagement, but will also promote a healthier workforce.

Money is not the only thing that employees work for—they are also searching for environments that provide flexibility, fun, trust and balance as well as opportunity-rich experiences. Employers need to build in the health and wellness “attraction” factor.

More and more employers are offering their staff health and wellness perks that are of little cost to the employer but enormous incentives to the employee. Read More…


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I love this place!

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If you are not having fun, stop doing it! The best companies are fun places to be. They generally demand high performance, hard work and relentless tenacity. But they also encourage laughter, collaboration and intense team commitment.

Having fun at work is good for business because people like doing business with people who are having fun. In other words, figure out what you love and make it happen! These are the things that I love.

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