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Job advice

Career management, Company life

Office organization : How to avoid piles and files

Office organization : Piles and files There are recurring themes that I have seen as a small office consultant for over the years. I will outline how to best approach a common challenge – too much visible paper! It can be overwhelming and interfere with productivity When I’m invited to assist in a small office, there are […]


Company life, Not to be missed

Top 10 steps to improve your office organization : An express pocket guide

The utlimate express pocket guide : Top 10 steps to improve your office organization. 1. Remove older piles of paper to a box with a “best before date” 2. Plan a file category or structure that meets your needs 3. Purge the files already in the cabinet 4. Plan which coloured files make sense to you 5. Plan a path (or highway) for your papers to follow […]


Interview

A job interview in a public place

Don’t be surprised if a recruiter proposes an interview in a public place. He has his reasons (spaces in the company not available, confidentiality of hiring in relation to existing employees or just a desire to make the best use of his time), but you now have new apprehensions: a place to evaluate, what to […]


Oddly enough

Implanting a RFID chip in your employees ? It can be done

Have you sometimes forgotten your access card when you get to work? For some employees of a Flemish company, this is no longer a problem. New Fusion has equipped its employees with a chip that allows keyless entry of doors. The idea came from an employee who would often forget his badge, says Vincent Nys, […]


Not to be missed

Micro-vacation : A mentor’s advice by Elizabeth Verwey

Mentor advice:  Micro-vacation by Elizabeth Verwey I’ve discovered a way to re-fill my cup that I want to share with you. I’m going to tell you about the power of micro-vacations. They’re short (under 24 hours), they’re refreshing, and they’re usually cheap! A micro-vacation is a break from your day to day that refreshes and recharges you. For […]


Job advice

Need career advice? Don’t depend on your friends

“It’s okay to lie on your CV, no one reads them anyway.” This is an example of one of the worst pieces of career advice that workers reported when interviewed by an independent survey firm. This survey, conducted on behalf of Accountemps, got responses from more than 400 Canadians aged 18 or older and who […]


Company life

What to do during lunch break?

Unexpected events, overworked, emergencies, meetings… there are all sorts of good reasons not to take a lunch break. However, it is strongly advised to take a 30 to 45 minute break to disconnect (from screens), relax, move and of course to eat. An overview of activities to do at noon.   Take the time to […]


Career management

Break the ice!

June is here once again bringing with it its horde of cocktail parties, dinners and various galas.  For some people, it’s routine, for others it’s torture.  How can you transform these situations into unique opportunities to make yourself known, to expand your network (it can never be too large) and to shine? It’s not easy […]


Jobs search

Summer – a good season to apply !

Are you looking for a job but have decided not to submit your CV in July and August because you think there’s no use? Mistake! Contrary to conventional wisdom, there are good reasons to submit applications in summer, provided it’s done well. Proof of motivation You could be out enjoying the sun, but instead you’re […]


Career management

Table networking…

I assure you that I am not offering lessons on how to hold your cutlery (although)…yet, it is important to recognize that your table manner is far from perfect and occasionally of significant consequence.  It says a lot about your social position and values.  Of course, society has evolved, as have “good manners.”  Cultural diversity […]


Interview

Job interview: know how to master your body language

So you’re finally ready for your job interview, but have you thought about the signs you are sending the recruiter with your tense face, sagging posture, crossed legs or fingers tapping on the table? So that these signs don’t detract from all the efforts you have made so far to get the interview, take some […]


Company life

How should you behave at a BBQ at your boss’s place?

With the nice weather approaching, your superior might invite his staff to a BBQ at his place. While some people will be enthusiastic about the idea of partying, others will be quite stressed to meet their colleagues in an informal setting. In any case, it is good to be reminded of a few rules of […]


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