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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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Joining a social network

Joining a social network on the Internet means that you are going public with all the benefits and drawbacks. Here is how to control your public image. Facebook’s existence cannot be ignored; tens of millions of people use this site more than other social networks like MySpace, LinkedIn, Viadeo, Spokes, and so on. These networks […]


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Career management: Quebecois look to the future

A recent Monster.ca survey found that Quebecois do not look kindly on their old employers. Only 17% of Quebec respondents would return to their previous employer during their career, this rate increases to 40% in the rest of Canada. Here are some striking facts from this comparative survey. Do you have nostalgia for an old job? […]


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Most Quebec mothers work, compared to other women.

Most Quebec mothers work. Women who live in Quebec with a spouse and child are more likely to hold a job than other women. This is what a study by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec reveals, published recently on the occasion of International Women’s Day. A look at its findings. The Canadian labour […]


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Are you starting to get hungover from the new job?

Candidates are promised a fulfilling, new job, and work on exciting projects. They are lured by advancement opportunities and the positive appraisal from the team that they will join. In short, they are promised the world. During a new employee’s first week, he’s on a honeymoon. We present him to the team, show him how […]


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Is office politics central to a successful career?

Accountemps has published the results of a survey on office politics. It turns out that more than half of Canadians are involved in it in some way, and many think it is essential for getting ahead in their career…   Office politics play an important role in the workplace. At least this is the opinion […]


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Career : Is the community sector for me ?

The community sector is a particular world closer to the human element and far removed from corporate motives. An experienced member of this sector tells us about its advantages and characteristics.  When we asked Amélie Lafortune-Lauzon on the essential qualities of communal work, she answered without so much as a preamble. “You need to want […]


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Are You Treating Your Supervisor Well?

According to a US study, supervisors are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression than any other employee within an organization. Why? There certainly is a glamorous side to being promoted to a management position. After all, it signifies progress in one’s career and is often accompanied by a salary increase. Researchers at Columbia […]


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Retirement? Why Not Continue Working?

Why not keep working when retirement isn’t an option in your financial plan or part of your goals? André Hétu—Director of the Association Midi-Quarante and specialist in career transition and management for people older than 45—explains why we should. “I’ve never dwelled on the idea of retirement and still don’t. My 65th year was meaningless to […]


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Workers over 55 represent close to a third of the labour force in Quebec

Each year, they carry more weight in the labour force. In 2014, 31.2% of workers were aged 55 and over. The government would like to have this group remain employed for as long as possible. It is the highest level of representation in the employed labour force since 1976. At a rate of 31.2%, there […]


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Prepare for retirement: 5 elements to consider

Six Canadians out of ten made no contributions to their retirement savings in 2014, according to a RBC survey. However, a majority seem to be preoccupied with the idea of being short of funds if they were to live to 100. But how should Canadian workers prepare for retirement? According to the RBC, there is […]


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Choosing between job offers can be challenging

You have one (or perhaps several…) propositions on hand, choosing between job offers, and yet something tells you you’re not sure… Let’s look at the main points which led you to begin the process: You have been approached directly: You were happy in your job and your employer lived up to your expectations, your colleagues are angels…However […]


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