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Career management

When Casual Employment Is a Career Choice

While freelance or contract employment is not what all workers would choose, some people deliberately opt for this type of work, whether for professional or personal reasons or a combination of the two. There are many reasons to choose to work only occasionally, despite the precariousness that this can sometimes cause: better work-family balance, longer […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


Career management

The Good Sides of a Temporary Job

Often viewed negatively, fixed-term temporary positions can nonetheless have some beneficial advantages. What are the advantages of these ephemeral jobs and why consider them? Companies typically use temporary candidates to replace permanent employees during vacation periods, to adapt to increased production or to compensate for work stoppages and sick leave. Laurence Perreault Mandeville is working […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


News

The Number of Temporary Employees Is Exploding

The number of temporary workers has grown by close to 60% in 20 years, according to the most recent figures from Statistics Canada, compared to 33% for full-time employees. Where has this discrepancy come from? Temporary work is growing exponentially in Canada. Between 1998 and 2018, the number of temporary employees increased 57%, according to […]


Jobs search

Working in the Manufacturing Sector this Summer?

The labour shortage continues to affect the manufacturing sector. More than 4,000 positions will need to be filled in 2019, according to the most recent data from the Quebec Industrial Barometer. Recreational vehicle builder BRP in Valcourt alone is seeking 450 employees this summer, mostly full-time temporary employees for evening shifts on the assembly line. […]


Career management

When You Are Asked to Keep a Seat Warm…

Are you considering accepting a temporary job to replace someone on parental leave? More and more workers are choosing this option as a gateway to a permanent position, or to try out a new stimulating experience. But is it for everyone? What attitude should be adopted when your hopes of staying on go up in […]


Jobs search

Who Wants a Summer Internship… Paid?

When you are a student, how to you get a paid internship in the summer (in your field)? It’s all a matter of starting the process at least three months before the summer. “Companies are usually planning for summer in January,” explains Audrey Moreau-Rousseau, a school and professional information consultant at UQAM. For the sake […]


Oddly enough

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 […]


Jobs search

Seasonal Work: How to Keep Your Spot for Next Year

Finding a job is a major concern. And when you have a seasonal job , it’s a concern that comes back every year… Although nothing forces an employer to rehire the same seasonal workers from one year to the next, there are strategies that can be adopted to retain that well-liked employer. “The main way,” […]


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 […]


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