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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 […]


Career management

What a Student Job Can Do For You…

Want to take advantage of the summer to relax before going back to school? What if it was rather the perfect opportunity to advance your career? Without even mentioning the pay, there are many benefits to holding a student summer job. Overview. “These jobs are important for the rest of your career,” says Manon Poirier, […]


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Help your Teen Find Work this Summer

The very last bell signalling the end of classes has sounded, and it’s time to help our young people get ready for summer… at work! Here are some tips to support your teenager in their search for a summer job. Building on their qualities The first step when beginning to look for a job is […]


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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. […]


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Work in Outlying Areas This Summer? Why Not?

Outlying areas far from the big cities often struggle to find workers for the summer period. We’re doing a tour of Quebec! Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Interested persons take note, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regional health network is recruiting for the summer! The positions to be filled are unionized positions at an hourly rate of about $20. While a hundred […]


Company life

Is It Necessary to Recruit in Summer?

After the busy periods, June, July and August arrive, HR Manager, you are thinking that you can relieve the pressure somewhat, especially t0 recruit in summer. But are you sure this is a valid strategy? Here are three good reasons why recruiting in summer is a good idea … You have the time Nearly all companies, from which […]


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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 […]


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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,” […]


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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 […]


Job advice

Secrets of Recruiters of Temporary Employees

Using a staffing firm can be a good option for people seeking a short-term temporary job. It is possible to be placed in a company within a week or even the same day, according to recruiters. Given the situation of nearly full employment, temporary positions are more difficult to fill than permanent positions. If your […]


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How to Optimize Your Use of Online Placement

Created by Emploi-Québec, the Online Placement tool can be particularly useful for students. Here are some tips for finding a seasonal job or a paid internship. Whether for an internship, a seasonal job or a permanent position, work is always additional experience: a line on your resume which will confirm your willingness and your energy. It […]


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