Toronto – Financial wellness comes in many forms. It can start with feeling confident and in the right job when you’re actually preparing for an interview and making an effort to learn more about your potential employer.

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The good news is this: companies are hiring.

according to data from survey of canada on occupational conditions For the third quarter of 2021, 8.3 percent of businesses expect more job vacancies in the next three months.

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In fact, there are job opportunities in each province, led by Ontario and Quebec. According to Statistics Canada, the greatest need for health care and social support is of any sector. In fact, this field represents one in seven job vacancies in Canada. Vacancies increased in all subsectors, led by hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities.

Opportunities also continue to increase in construction, particularly in masonry, painting, or electrical work. The retail business has struggled to find employees during the pandemic, manufacturing has a record number of vacancies and the list continues.

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For anyone looking for work, these are encouraging figures. But it’s tough for employers trying to recruit.

Yet the challenge may be reduced to making sure you have the right skills and present yourself the right way to a potential employer.

Compensation matters, and so does fits. How do you bring the two together?

As a potential employee:

1. Start by doing your homework on the company you are interested in. Who they are, what they do, their competitive advantage. Get to know a little bit about the culture and this includes work attire. What does the dress for success in the company look like? You need to prepare in detail for the interview. With a little care, confidence builds up.

2. Know what you can bring to the position you are applying for. What skills do you have that set you apart from others? Be clear on what you can bring to the table. You need to highlight these skills thoughtfully during the interview. Once again – prepare ahead of time.

3. Look for opportunities where your skills can help the company achieve its goals.

4. Always highlight that no one will work harder for them than you. You may not have all the skill sets you are looking for in a hiring manager, however, what you may lack in skills, you can more than make up for by a change in attitude.

5. Before leaving the interview, be sure to ask for the job. It’s surprising to me how many people would leave an interview without expressing how much they really want to work there. It could be as simple as saying how much you want that position. By the way, never discuss salary in the early stages – that’s a conversation for another day and remove yourself from a position before you even know what they have to offer. It never pays to negotiate against itself.

Looking at the employment scenario, this could be a golden opportunity to get that dream job.