Module 04: On the Job Success

4.1 Introduction and Learning Outcomes

This module could be helpful if you:

  • Secured a job offer and would like to learn how to put your best foot forward in a new job
  • Would like to learn about workplace culture, employer expectations, and professionalism
  • Want to understand more about workplace health and safety and your rights as an employee
  • Are looking for resources on performance evaluations, work-life balance, leaving a job, and career resilience


If you’re reading this because you have landed a job, Congratulations! If you are here because you want to be prepared for your next job, Well done! Starting a new job and navigating a workplace can be exciting but also nerve-racking. The following sections will help you orient yourself and provide you with resources and tools to support you both on the job and as you progress in your career.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the expectations your employer will have of you when you begin a new job and identify the actions you can take to meet those expectations
  • Review Canadian workplace characteristics, including dress, communication, time management, and conflict resolution
  • Identify your rights and responsibilities as an employee by knowing where to find more information on employee rights, discrimination, accommodation, and health and safety
  • Review the purpose of a performance evaluation, how to prepare for it, and how to conduct yourself in the meeting
  • Recognize the steps you can take to maintain a positive relationship with past employers
  • Identify methods to reduce workplace stress, contributing to a healthier work-life balance
  • Show interest in the meaning of career resilience and its connection to on-the-job success



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