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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 to help to find a job) […]


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 […]


Pay and benefits

Regulation of indecent compensation of senior executives

The compensation for certain top executives in Canada are so exorbitant that they are becoming immoral. This new public awareness – or even this revolt – is all the more legitimate since paying such wages does not always go hand in hand with the company’s profits and hirings. Some figures to make your head spin […]


Career management

Job loss: a real trauma

Whether due to restructuring, redundancy or professional misconduct,  a job loss is inherent to professional life. Often underestimated, the resulting shock is a real trauma and can lead to post-traumatic stress equivalent to an accident or assault. How can you cope with it? Leaving a job overnight is a traumatic event for anyone who is […]


Jobs search

Is a presentation letter really necessary?

These days, the presentation letter is rarely read by recruiters. How can you stand out?  First, it must be borne in mind that there are several types of recruiters. “There are professional recruiters who work for an agency, and there are managers who have to do it on an ad hoc basis in their company,” […]


Company life

Get ready for summer at the office

Summer is approaching by leaps and bounds.  Have you decided to go on vacation late, at the end of August or even in September? You will be delighted when the time comes, but until then you will have to survive with empty offices, knowing that most of your colleagues are sunbathing. Learn about the initiatives […]


Company life

The consequences of legalizing marijuana in the workplace

On April 13, 2017, the Trudeau government introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in Canada. Be careful, cannabis (the name given to the plant) remains illegal throughout the legislative process, until July 1, 2018, at the latest. For now, let’s take a look at the content of the bill and the consequences of consuming marijuana […]


Career management

So you’re looking for change: how should you let it be known?

Have you been in the same job for several years and are beginning to find the routine tedious? It’s quite normal to want a change, either upward or horizontally. Here are 5 tips on sharing your ambitions with your boss. Prepare in advance There should be no question of presenting yourself with a request for […]


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