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When do you throw in the towel during a job search?

Full of spirit at the beginning, job seekers tend to give up when their job search proves to be unsuccessful. Instead of withdrawing into yourself, it is better to get outside help to redirect your search to rediscover the path to the office. According to a recent survey by the American employment agency Express Employment Professionals, […]


Career management

What do you do if your job description changes?

When you were called for an interview, you were provided with a job description so that you would know exactly what your duties would be in the company. Then you were hired and all went well… Until the time when you began to be asked to do things that should not be part of your […]


Company life

Passion at work: a side effect instead of a prerequisite.

We are not born passionate about our work, we become passionate. This idea is countercurrent to our current time’s message “follow your passion” that is posted everywhere from Facebook pages to blogs. But, passion is not the inevitable starting point of professional achievement. Shake up the myth that passion at work makes us happy. This […]


Company life

Working in a team after a promotion? It’s possible!

You’re getting a beer after work with your colleagues. Then, the day after—surprise—you get a promotion and become their direct supervisor. Your relationship with them won’t be the same; how do you manage this transition effectively without causing much of a mess? Right away, responsibilities change. Now you have to manage people, projects, deadlines, setbacks, […]


Oddly enough

Is regional work better or not?

Prosperity is often promised to urbanites wanting to move for regional work, but the reality is not always rose coloured. What is the salary and cost of living? Geneviève Readman left Montérégie three years ago to become a psychoeducator in Bic. After reflecting on it, she asked herself “Why not?” “I saw a position on […]


Interview

Rediscovering Your Enthusiasm at Work

After you have been doing the same job or even been on the job market for a while, it’s normal to feel a little jaded. Here is some advice to reignite that spark and rediscover enthusiasm at work.   Asking the Right Questions Even though it might seem challenging, you should take time to examine […]


Company life

Are you starting to leave the cubicle?

Having become the ultimate symbol of the beige and depressed worker, the cubicle has lost ground to working in the open air. Even though, it is far from being the workplace’s Holy Grail, the cubicle is lacking for numerous office employees. Nikil Saval—author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace—explains in an interview in […]


Resume

Reflecting on spontaneous candidates

Sending in a spontaneous application—that is to say, transmitting your CV without a job offer—is not like replying to a regular job offer. How do you adapt your CV to ensure that your application does not sink to the bottom of the pile of spontaneous candidates? 1. Target the right businesses Applying spontaneously or not, […]


Interview

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 […]


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