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Deciding between a job offer and your current job: Tips for making the right move

We’ve moved! To find this article and more like it, check us out at our new home adecco.ca/blog and don’t forget to subscribe. Receiving a job offer from a prospective employer may be a great feeling, but you still have a decision to make: do you take the new job or stay at your current one? Faced with this tough decision, it’s time to take into consideration all aspects of your potential new job and your existing role to decide on a job offer.

You’ve learned how to negotiate a job offer, now you’re ready to master how to evaluate a job offer. Deciding between a job offer and your current job is not an easy process. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration to determine the best opportunity to pursue. With that in mind, let’s review a few key elements to successfully evaluate a job offer and make the best decision for you.

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How to become a forklift operator

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Certified forklift operators keep businesses moving and play an integral role in many organizations. Across numerous industries — from manufacturing to retail, construction to food services — forklift operators are tasked with distributing and transporting materials around the work site through operation of a forklift or lift truck. Wondering how to become a forklift operator? Here are some useful tips to kick start your forklift career.

Safety is essential to the operation of a forklift. A powerful machine that has become indispensable in industrial settings, forklifts must be operated by trained individuals who are capable and conscientious to help prevent workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Forklift opportunities

Though the cost of a forklift license will fluctuate based on the classification and training facility, obtaining your certification can lead to a range of professional opportunities. Certified forklift drivers make an average hourly rate of $17.24 in Canada and being a successful certified forklift operator can lead you to a career as a Warehouse Supervisor or Manager, with average annual salaries ranging from $52,421 to $56,151.

Get your forklift certification in 4 simple steps

Here’s how to obtain your forklift certification in Ontario. (Please note that the process may differ depending on the province that you’re looking to be certified in.)

1. Select the right forklift class

Not all forklifts are the same, differing in the way they operate and the functions they perform. Do some research to determine which forklift classification is right for you based on the opportunities available or requirements of specific organizations you’re hoping to work for. There are seven basic classifications of forklifts available for certification.

2. Locate a training provider

Find the right course for the lift truck you’ve chosen that meets or exceeds the regulations set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Check online reviews of training facilities to ensure you’re selecting the best facility with knowledgeable trainers to assist you in attaining your certification.

3. In-class training

2. Seven basic classifications of forklifts: speaker lecturing a class

Along with providing the fundamentals of forklift operation, in-class training teaches workplace safety that includes various causes that affect the lift truck’s performance, while identifying potential hazards in the workplace. Or, in lieu of in-class training, work towards getting forklift certified online by finding a reputable forklift operator e-training course.

4. Practical training and performance evaluation

Much like getting your license to drive, your practical training will give you time behind the wheel to get comfortable operating the equipment and putting your in-class training into action. Your practical training will conclude with an evaluation by a certified safety trainer to ensure you have fulfilled the proper training and can safely operate and maneuver the lift truck.

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Changing careers? Here’s what you need to know for that mid-career leap

Have you grown tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Maybe it’s time to pursue the career of your dreams!

Switching careers may have become a reality for most millennials, but facing a career change at 40, when you’re already established in your career, doesn’t seem so easy. If you find your current job dissatisfying, maybe you need a midlife career change to jump start excitement for your career again! Ready to take the leap? Let Adecco guide you on how to change careers with this helpful resource.

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Contract vs Full-Time Employment: which option is right for you?

The way we work has changed drastically and so has the way we seek out employment opportunities. With work options that include full-time permanent and contract positions, you’re sure to find an employment opportunity that meets your needs.

Traditionally, gaining permanent full-time employment signalled the start of your career, but that’s no longer the only option available. Whether you choose to go the route of permanent full-time or contract/freelance, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons to make the best decision for you. With that in mind, here are some elements of employment that can help you make a decision between contract and full-time employment.

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Here’s what to do when contacted by a recruiter

Most of us are used to the traditional job hunt. Applying for job after job and waiting for an interview request. So, when the tables are turned and you’re contacted by a recruiter for a role, how do you respond?

LinkedIn has become a powerful networking tool, especially for recruiters looking for top talent. You don’t have to be actively looking for a new role to be recognized online. For those who aren’t currently looking for a new job, receiving an email or LinkedIn message can be surprising. Don’t be startled. Be flattered! Take it as recognition of your skills and experiences and look at it as a possible next step towards that dream job.
If you’re unsure of what to do when a recruiter contacts you, this Adecco blog has all the answers.

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Quitting Your Job: 5 Undeniable Signs and How to Do It

Nothing is quite as anxiety-inducing as quitting your job. Don’t lose sleep over your next resignation. Remain calm and professional and you’ll be free of your negative employment situation in no time.

Are you looking to quit your job? The majority of Canadian employees are ready to do it, according to a survey from Nielsen. Even when you’re unhappy, though, resigning is never easy. To help ease the process, Adecco presents the ultimate guide to how to quit your job.

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