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Are all interview questions good during an interview?

During an interview, an employer can bombard you with questions to find out more about you. Even though some are legitimate, others will appear banal, but are completely illegal. What are these interview questions and how do we react to them if they are asked? Civil status “Are you married, divorced, single?” Your personal life has […]


Company life

Work life balance: Blurring boundaries for better productivity?

The time when we had to separate our personal and professional lives has probably ended. Employees free to live in both these daily spheres perform better than those without it. Take a look. Work schedule adapted to lifestyle “I don’t think the 9-to-5 is the still the solution,” Philippe Mast highlights straightaway, Certified human resources professional […]


Company life

Colleagues’ salary in question

The subjects of discussion between colleagues abound, with only one topic remaining taboo in companies: salaries The fact that nearly 33% of Canadian employees have never discussed salary with their colleagues proves that the there is still a long road to changing mentalities, even if certain forward-thinking behaviours are emerging. Why would you know your […]


Interview

Body language at an interview

It is often said the most of what is said is not expressed in words. The tone of voice, facial expression and also and especially the attitude and gestures count for much in the message that you want to convey. The problem is that many of these elements are subconscious. Learn how to master them […]


Company life

5 frowned on but rewarding career habits

The least-valued habits in our society: giving up, making mistakes, following instead of leading, all have certain advantages during your career. Here is how to make the most out of these 5 stigmatized habits. 1. Giving up Society has never looked kindly upon giving up. We want to avoid looking like someone who doesn’t give […]


Jobs search

How do you unearth those hidden job offers?

Going through employment sites and replying to job offers on display is the usual way to find work. On the other hand, not all offers are advertised, some are hidden job offers. 80% of all job offers are never announced. How do you find vacancies in this famous, hidden job market? 1. Word-of-mouth The legends goes […]


Oddly enough

An internship for a mystery company? Would you do it?

The platform Blindapplying.com makes blind calls to candidate for businesses that are hiring and wish to remain anonymous. Take a look at this new recruitment method. Blind Applying’s concept can be frightening at the beginning: sending out your CV without a cover letter and without knowing which business selected you until the interview. Deutsche Telekom—set […]


Company life

What should we think about social media in business?

Studies about social media in business are increasing and contradictory. Both employees and employers have arguments to support their own view. But one fact cannot be disputed – in a few years, the working world will be mostly occupied by young people born post-Facebook. So why not start getting ready now? For the well-being of employees In […]


Company life

10 things changing with the gig economy

According to some observers, the gig economy—sometimes called the freelance, shared, or odd jobs economy—marks the end of full-time employment for future generations. What is the gig economy? According to Daniel Mercure, professor of the sociology department at Université Laval, who is greatly interested in the phenomenon, the gig economy indicates a work environment where […]


Jobs search

Beat the competition with these 4 tricks in your job search

Convinced that you’re the ideal candidate for that coveted position? But you aren’t the only person being considered? How do you stand out from other candidates? Here are four effective ways to beat the competition. 1. Generate hype Your CV is perfectly constructed, clean, and concise, but never attracts recruiters’ attention? It’s probably boring. If […]


Entrepreneurship

The guide to coworking in Montreal in 2017

Shared workspaces are flourishing in Montreal, to the delight of freelancers and startups looking for economical and flexible accommodation. The short guide to coworking in Montreal.   A change of atmosphere and meeting new people – these are the two reasons often cited by self-employed workers for renting an office in a coworking space.  However, it’s […]


Entrepreneurship

Investors can be easily approached with these 3 tricks

Approaching investors—those fortunate people supporting start-ups—represents a challenge if your contact network is limited. Here are some tricks to improve your chances of capturing their attention. Targeting investors You have decided to present your business in events attracting investors and entrepreneurs? Excellent initiative. The hiccup? They may not necessarily understand the market in which you […]


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