Lower Your Stress Level

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Is it just me or is stress becoming an integral part of everyday life?  It seems like everywhere you go people are more stressed than ever before.  Maybe it is because the world is speeding up?  Information is transmitted faster and people are used having access to the things they need in a short amount of time which lowers attention spans and patience.

As I walk outside through the morning traffic, I hear car horns and I see people losing their minds in their vehicles.  Up the road is a car that is butting its way in front of another just to get to work a fraction of a second sooner in the line of traffic that’s moving 2mph.

Is this life as we know it?  How can you keep from being rattled by such insignificant things in life?  Here’s a few suggestions:

1) If you take a lunch to work, pack it the night before.

2) Wake up 5 or 10 minutes earlier.  You will be in less of a hurry and your day will be far less stressful.

3) Know the situation you will face before you leave your home and realize that is the way things are going to be today.  There is no point getting out into the morning traffic and saying “Oh great, just what I needed…a traffic jam!”.  What did you expect to find?!  It happens everyday so you had best deal!

4) Take the time to look out your window at home or at work to appreciate something in nature.  Admiring nature will help remind you of the true speed of the world and it will ease that tension that you may be feeling.

5) Make a point of doing something you enjoy each and every day.  Whether it is a hobby or spending time with friends or family, you should always make time for this type of interaction!

Finally, stress exists only because you let it.  You are the one that experiences stress which means that your brain is responsible for manifesting stress.  Believe it or not, you can control stress and you never have to feel it again if you don’t want to.

Take it easy and try not to let those little things bother you!  Best of luck.

You’re FIRED!!!

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Two words that no employee ever wants to hear… You’re FIRED!!  Suddenly that stable job that you have depended on for years to pay off your debts and put food on the table is no longer an option.  What do you do and where do you turn?  Odds are if you are on Joborilla.ca you are looking for employment in Saskatoon and you may be in this very situation.

The following tips can help you get up, dust yourself off, and get back out into the workforce.

1) Everyone gets fired for a reason.  Maybe it wasn’t your fault, but if it was, this is your chance to learn and make yourself a stronger person and a more talented employee! Whatever the reason, make sure that you know exactly why you were fired. Once you know why you were fired, find a why to fix your weaknesses so that you will not be fired for the same reason in the future!

2) You finally have an interview for a new job and I guarantee you will be asked, “Have you ever been fired from a job?” or “Why did you leave your previous job?”.  Gulp – did it just get hot in here!  Relax.  Know that this question will be asked and have your answer prepared ahead of time.  Keep your answer brief, keep it positive, and explain what you learned and how you have improved yourself since you were let go from your previous place of employment.  Be honest and do not blame your employer!  Speaking negatively about your employer or other coworkers sends the wrong message to potential employers.

3) Keep your head up!  Being fired can crush your confidence in yourself and your abilities.  As frustrated as you may feel, there are always other jobs and there will always be a positive outcome if you truly believe there will be!

We wish you the best of luck on the search for your new job.  Hopefully you can find a job in Saskatoon on Joborilla.ca!


Problems at Work

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So you have just started a your new job and things have been going great…really great actually.  Your boss is friendly; you have a nice air-conditioned office, and awesome coworkers, well all except for one.  You have kind of noticed that people try to avoid this person and they keep their conversation to a minimum.  Being the newcomer you did what any good person would do and you introduced yourself with the intent of learning more about this person.  The conversation that ensued helped you to realize that there is a good reason your coworkers keep their distance.

I have personally only had one encounter with someone at a previous job that I could not find anything…not even one trait that I admired about them!  No matter how hard I tried to get along with this person I couldn’t do it!

So my question is, what do you do when you are working a job that requires you to work with someone that is next to impossible to get along with?  Every day you have to see them and every day they make your day just a little more stressful or a little less enjoyable.  What is the solution?  I know that if you think hard enough, you can relate and I would love to know what you did at your job to solve this problem?

Today’s Spelling Lesson – Entrepreneurialism

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It’s a big word, but what does it mean.  Well I think most people know that an entrepreneur is someone that starts their own business, but what does it really mean?

Have you ever done something that makes you think, “Why is this so difficult?!”.  That’s exactly how we felt when we started Joborilla.ca.  We were frustrated with current job websites and knew that we could develop a website that was years ahead of our competition if we just put in the time.  It was going to be a long road, but we thought let’s do it and a year later, Joborilla.ca became a reality.

Anyone can build a business from the ground up, but success is hinged upon an unwavering passion for what you are doing, a clear vision of your future success, and dedication of immense amounts of time.   The reward?  If you are passionate about what you are doing, work no longer feels like work!

So if you are having difficulty finding a job that suits you, or maybe you’re just not truly happy doing what you’re doing?  It’s time to take a look at who you really are.  Find your passion and then find a “Why is this so difficult?!” moment of your own that relates to your passion.  Brainstorm solutions to the problem you identify, research the market, be creative, and go for it!

In these difficult economic times, bring the job to you!  You will never need to be hired if you have you own business, so you might as well get started.  It’s amazing how many people have great ideas that they just do not pursue.  Why don’t they?  Think about it.

If anyone has any great ideas or wants to share their entrepreneurial experiences with us we would be more than happy to hear them!

Post Saskatoon Jobs Free Online & See Greater ‘Net’ Results

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If I told you that the world was shrinking and your life was speeding up would you agree? The Internet is powerful, so powerful that you can receive e-mails in seconds, read news the minute it happens, video chat with people in another hemisphere, do business on a global stage ….I think you get the point.

In order to survive in such a connected society, employers need to keep up with the times. Many employers today may still feel more comfortable posting a job in a newspaper. Yes, it’s tangible. Yes, you can touch it. Yes, you could even cut it out and stick it to your fridge to admire and show your friends, but are you getting the value you deserve and the results that will help your business grow?

Let’s try something…think of someone that you know that does not own a computer.

Can you think of anyone?

Grandpas and grandmas don’t count by the way; I’m talking about someone you know that is currently working, or of age to be employed. I would bet that your left hand would be enough to count the number of people you can think of. Now think how many people today have newspaper subscriptions.

The newspaper contains news, but the problem is that it contains yesterday’s news. People can read the news in real-time on the Internet and this is exactly where your jobs need to be if you are looking to get the best results. Why pay to put a billboard next to a road with no traffic?

Joborilla.ca is designed to help employers harness the power of the Internet. You can post jobs for free in a matter of minutes and reach literally hundreds of local job seekers! See why you should post jobs on Joborilla.ca!

Networking Your Way To The Top!

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Imagine that you are standing next to a tall house and you want to get up on the roof.  You can try jumping up to the roof, stacking up random objects that you find in the yard, or you could do the obvious and climb a ladder.  Climbing a ladder would be the fastest, most effective way to get to the roof.

If you are having trouble finding a job, try networking.  The next time that you sit down next to someone that you don’t know, start up a conversation.  The conversation could be about absolutely anything!  You will be amazed where that conversation leads and trust me, the more people you get to know, the easier it will be to get a job.

Think of every new person as a rung on the ladder that you are building to reach your goal of climbing up to the roof.  There is some merit in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”.   Be kind to these people that you meet and try to keep in touch and develop these relationships.  As your relationship grows, new doors will open for you left and right that will eventually lead to a job in Saskatoon that you love!

Anyways…time reading this blog today is time that could be better spent finding new friends and contacts!   Go put your networking skills to work today and I guarantee it won’t be long before your networking skills put you to work!

Building Your Resume – Mirror, Mirror on My Desk…

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Before you read today’s blog entry, open up your resume or grab a copy of it and have a look.   Do you see your reflection?  I’m not talking about seeing your face on your shiny computer screen, but rather I am asking if your resume reflects exactly who and what you are?

It’s time that you start thinking of your resume like a mirror.  Everything you are to employers in Saskatoon is contained in those simple pieces of paper.  Imagine 100 resumes laid out in front of you…this is the situation employers face when hiring new employees.

When an employer looks at your resume, they need to see your reflection; if they can’t, there is a great chance that they will move on.  Mirror yourself and your attributes and make sure that your resume is showing the REAL you and not a distorted, blurry silhouette.  If your resume says you are motivated, hard-working, and creative – you should ensure that when you look at your resume, it looks like someone motivated, hard-working, and creative wrote it!

First, polish your resume.  Ever looked at your reflection in a mirror that is smudged or dirty?  It’s the same feeling employers get if they look at a resume full of spelling mistakes and minimal formatting.  Take the time to read it over and checkout some online resume templates if you need help formatting.

Second, take care of your resume.  Try looking at your reflection in a mirror that is cracked or broken.  Employers see the same when they’re looking at a resume that is all wrinkly and covered in coffee stains!  Keep you resume in mint condition.

Ultimately it is up to you.  Your resume can be the mirror in a 5-star hotel or it could be the mirror in a gas station restroom.

Check out our resume tips to learn ten things that will help you spruce up your resume to apply to Saskatoon jobs.

The Interview – Seeing Is Succeeding

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It’s the night before your big interview for that job you’ve been eyeing for some time now.  You have done your best to shrug off the pressure and keep focused and calm.  No matter how many times you tell yourself that things will go great and you will get the job, you’re still nervous.  How can you overcome these feelings and what can you do to ensure that you stay cool and collected at your interview?

One of the best things a person can do is visualize positive outcomes and picture yourself succeeding – it’s your imagination so have fun with it.

Close your eyes and imagine your 1989 Lumina is a brand new convertible Benz that you are cruising to your job interview in without a care in the world.  The wind is blowing through your hair and your favourite song is on the radio.  You pull up at the office for your interview, check your hair (which still looks perfect despite the convertible), walk into the office and meet your future employer.  The job interview questions are simple, “Why do you want to work for us?”, “What are your three greatest strengths?”, “Why do you think you would be a great fit in our company?”  You finish the interview with a smile and it could not have gone better.  You know that you put you best foot forward and you will get a phone call in the next few days from the employer saying that you are hired!

Keep feeling positive and know that you would not be going for an interview if the employer did not see something in your resume that made them think you were capable of doing the job!  In other words, you’re already hired, you just need to make it final by letting the employer see how great you really are!

Welcome to the Jungle!

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Welcome to the Joborilla Job Blog!  We are officially up and running with a new look and a new feel.  Our mission was to build a website that would serve to allow anyone to hire people using an online platform that was simple to use and full of extras!  Try it out and you’ll be sure to see why we call ourselves the King of the Job Jungle!

Over the coming months you’re going to find lots of engaging articles on this employment blog that will hopefully be engaging enough to stimulate your senses and inspire some deeper thoughts about your career and your future!  If you’ve got a job, we’re going to help you get promoted…if you’re still looking, we’re going to help you get hired.  Whatever your career needs are, we’ve got your back.  Best of luck, keep in touch!


Founders of Joborilla Jobs, Inc.