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What Are the Benefits of Working in a Large Hotel?

There are many benefits to working in a large hotel. What are they? Here are some of them…   Get a better salary and social benefits Belonging to international chains, these large establishments often offer a salary and social benefits that are competitive compared to smaller hotels. Bonuses, social club or a personal travel discount […]


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How to Find a Summer Job at the Last Minute

Summer is well underway but it’s not too late to find a job. Here are some tips for late-comers, offered by blogger and employment counsellor Zineb El-Alami. 1. Activate your network. Facebook is not only for entertainment – it can also be useful to find a job! But you still have to let your needs […]


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A Summer Job and a Good Salary… It’s Possible!

According to Statistics Canada, 55.2% of students work in the summer to pay for their studies. A summer job is not necessarily synonymous with a minimum wage. Some avenues to find a seasonal job with a good salary. A high rate of summer employment At the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l’Outaouais (CJEO), the first of […]


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Should you look for a job in the summer?

Is it worthwhile keeping on looking for a job for the three summer months or would it be better to take advantage of it for a break? There are two opposing strategies, both having good arguments… Last year, a study by Huffington Post Canada found that the months that traditionally had the most job openings […]


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What you have to do to work in a camp this summer

How to find a job this summer in a day camp or summer camp. “Loving children… Wanting to spend time with them. Then being creative, resourceful and the desire to make them experience something magical.” This is the spontaneous response from Chloé Melançon-Beauséjour, communications coordinator with the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ), when asked […]


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How about Working on a Farm this Summer?

Working on a farm picking strawberries or feeding animals during the summer may seem rustic at first glance. But what are a farmer’s working conditions really like? Close-up on this profession, which requires a passion for work and a love of manual work. The Ferme des Possibles, an organic vegetable producer located in Victoriaville, has […]


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4 Regions Where to Work in the Tourism Industry this Summer

Quebec’s tourism industry has annual revenues of $12.8 billion, with 31,292 establishments across the province in restaurants (50%), recreation and entertainment (21%), accommodation (18%), transport (7%) and travel services (4%), and with a large majority being small businesses (84% have less than 20 employees) and a workplace that is often enchanting. Want to participate in […]


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How to Refuse a Temporary Contract Proposed by an Agency

Placement agencies sometimes offer positions which are not attractive to you. How do you refuse a temporary contract without closing doors? “A worker once refused a job because his shoes would get wet and he did not want to risk catching a cold by going outdoors!,” says Pierre Chaput, Director of Recruitment at Extra Multi-Ressources, […]


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How To Make Sure You Get Your Seasonal Job Back Next Year

Some organizations hire seasonally, whether for working in day camps, parks, municipal pools or ski resorts. Despite the temporary nature of the job, how can you stand out to be “re-drafted” next season? All too often, for a seasonal job, there is a massive hiring push, and all employees are on the same level to […]


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Writing your CV for a Seasonal Job

Seasonal workers are frequently forced to change their employer or type of work. How can you successfully sell this variety of jobs to a recruiter? Some tips to stand out. Grouping your experience To give consistency to your CV, you can group your work experiences rather than presenting each one of your previous jobs separately. […]


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First Summer Job at 16: How to’s Guide

It’s almost the holidays. But this year, you have decided you’re going to look for your first summer job. It’s an idea that’s exciting… and agonizing at the same time. To make your project a success, here are some practical tips. Start your search as soon as possible Don’t wait until May to start looking. […]


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Summer – a good season to apply !

Are you looking for a job but have decided not to submit your CV in July and August because you think there’s no use? Mistake! Contrary to conventional wisdom, there are good reasons to submit applications in summer, provided it’s done well. Proof of motivation You could be out enjoying the sun, but instead you’re […]


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