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Looking For a Job? Here’s What to Avoid at All Costs!

Finding an exciting and rewarding job is not easy! Here are some faux pas that can ruin everything… right from square one. Not coming to terms with a job experience Dismissal, psychological harassment, seeking new challenges… The end of a job should never be taken lightly. It’s necessary to take the time to take on […]


Interview

The Exploratory Meeting – A Tool to Revive Your Job Search

More subtle than sending a resume, the exploratory meeting is a way to open doors to potential employers without necessarily appearing to beg for a job… Let’s see what it is. The exploratory meeting is an informal meeting that is requested with a director, manager or professional of the same hierarchical level, to obtain information […]


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Apple Picker – What Are the Working Conditions?

With autumn comes apples! Each year, orchards are seeking arms to help them – a lot of them. Want to help out? Overview of apple picker employment conditions. “Each orchard offers its own conditions, although there might be some trends,” says Annette Segura, recruitment technician at Agricarrières. “It all depends on producers’ needs.” Profile sought […]


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 […]


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, […]


Jobs search

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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