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Retail – Do you Have to Start at the Bottom of the Ladder?

Is starting at the bottom the best way to begin your career in the retail trade? Even after several years of studies and a degree in hand, it is very common to begin at the ground floor. Dynamic in terms of recruitment, the retail trade is very open to applicants without a degree. Employers are […]


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Do We Still Need a Career Plan Nowadays?

Do we still need a career plan nowadays? The days when we spent 30 years of our life working for a single company are over. It is estimated that an individual will change employer at least five times during his career. So what is the point of a career plan? Stability and a linear professional […]


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Non-Traditional Workers : Trend Overview

Non-traditional workers – Freelancers, self-employed workers, contract workers, remote workers, consultants… There are more and more non-traditional workers. Following the realities of the labour market, which goes for flexibility, adaptability and so-called “agile” business models and recruitment, they now constitute 20 to 30% of Canadian workers. Brief overview of a trend that is gaining momentum. […]


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Capitalizing on informal leaders

Authentic, honest and inspiring, informal leaders are often more popular than bosses in a working team. Their qualities affect change. Companies therefore have every interest in taking advantage of informal leaders to improve their workplace. These informal leaders can be very determining in a call centre or customer service environment.  The informal leader is an […]


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7 Good Reasons to Acquire Work Experience During Summer

Working during summer vacations is an excellent opportunity to acquire work experience in a pleasant way. Yet you are torn between taking it easy and seeking a summer job. Here are some good reasons to swap vacations for a summer job. Rebuilding your finances The first good reason to work during the summer is… to […]


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Paternity leave : From a business perspective

Is parental leave becoming increasingly for men? There is reason to think about it at a time when large companies such as Spotify and Amazon announce that they want to encourage paternity leave. While some people say it is progress toward more equality between men and women, others still see it as an obstacle. Some […]


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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) […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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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9 questions to ask yourself to see if you have job security

The traditional model of job security: full time, having a single employer, has given way in the last few decades to an increase in flexibility and employment insecurity. Québécois occupying atypical jobs have more than doubled in the last 30 years. Are you in this category? Are you unionized? The job security offered to union […]


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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 […]


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