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Tourism During Retirement… As an Employee!

Slippers and the lounge, nothing much for new retirees to do… More than half of Canadian retirees consider returning to work part time or seasonally, in a tourism job during retirement, to be more intellectually and socially active (and not minding the extra income). Which industry attracts them the most? Tourism! Pierre, at 64 years […]


Training

Security Officer – a Good Part-Time Job?

There is no need to be a graduate of higher education to become a security guard, but you will need to follow a short training course and meet certain requirements. During his university studies, André Lacroix had his sights on the best part-time job: security guard. “It was better paying than the odd jobs that […]


Company life

Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


Jobs search

Job search: make it personal

To find a job adapted to your needs and abilities, it’s essential to personalize your cv. But what aspects should you focus on to pique the interest of the recruiter? An expert answers us. In response to a job offer, an employer can often receive more than a hundred applications. The CV and cover letter […]


Career management

Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]


Jobs search

Some Tips for Passive Job Seekers

“The reality of today’s job market is that people are in motion. They move from one job to another quickly,” sums up Éloïc Lévesque-Dorion, employment counsellor at the Montreal Downtown Job Search Club. “People stay in the same company for three years on average,” he adds. “Everyone will eventually have to find another job.” Even […]


Job advice

How to Learn English… Faster!

Bilingualism is more than an asset when you want to work in a call centre. How can you master English faster? Some tips. It’s easy to converse in English with friends, but things can sometimes get complicated when you find yourself in a professional context where you have to sell, negotiate or respond to dissatisfied […]


Jobs search

Studying and Part-Time Work – How to Avoid Failure

In Canada, many university students who also have a part-time job say that it interferes with their education. How can you keep focused on your academic success in spite of a full schedule and new responsibilities? Visualize your success By necessity or by choice, students who work part-time jump with both feet into adult life. […]


News

How to Assert Your Personality With a Recruiter

To stand out, skills are not enough – you have to know how to arouse the recruiter’s interest by highlighting your personality. How do you achieve this in a résumé, on social media? Tips. Targeting the required personal qualities Showcasing your personality is a good way of enhancing your candidacy and eliciting a call from […]


Resume

Newcomers – Adapting Your Résumé for Canada

What are the characteristics that distinguish a Canadian résumé? Here are some aspects to consider, if you have just arrived in the country. From pragmatism and adaptation to the job offer Canadian recruiters expect to find the exact requirements of the job offer in your résumé. Sort through your business information to include only those […]


Company life

How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


Interview

The Exit Interview and Why it Matters

When an employee resigns it is becoming more and more common to conduct an exit interview. How is it conducted? What do you gain from it? We spoke to Émilie Pelletier, CHRP and HR marketing and communication strategist at HRM Group. Less known than the hiring interview, the exit interview is gaining popularity among organizations […]


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