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Four ways to bring the “corporate” style up do date

There is no escaping it. Although many companies have adopted “casual Friday” year round, some industries remain attached to the traditional suit. How can the “corporate” style be loosened? A stylist offers us some tips to modernize business people’s wardrobe. 1. The right fabrics Stylist Maryse Désilets, who specializes in a business clientele, is strict: […]


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Top Apps for Effective Note-Taking

Here is our selection of the best apps (on iPad, laptop or smartphone) for effective digital note-taking! Evernote The Evernote app is complete and recognized for its flexibility. It lets you record information in several forms (text, image, audio) and synchronize it across several devices as well as share it with other users. It is also […]


Company life

Secrets of a Good Receptionist

Among other responsibilities, a receptionist represents the company. A receptionist attitude and her reflect the image of the company or person for whom she works. She will therefore have to know how to remain pleasant under all circumstances, because her friendliness is that of her company. A positive and polite attitude combined with flawless availability… and […]


Company life

How to Write Effective Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes – unpopular? This document, considered tedious, is nevertheless a key governance tools which considerably improves the effectiveness of structured meeting minutes. Some tips to writing meeting minutes that will be read. Let’s get straight to the point Meeting minutes are neither an exercise in style nor the word-for-word description of what happened during […]


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 […]


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 […]


Jobs search

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 […]


News

Administration: the Sectors That Are Hiring

Are you an executive assistant, customer service representative or HR specialist? Bingo! You are among the most sought-after categories of employees in administration, according to the 2019 Robert Half Salary Guide. Great job to those with skills in administration: it is checked off by many companies, especially in the construction, property management, health care and […]


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 […]


Pay and benefits

What should an administrative assistant earn?

Administrative assistants play a key role in various organizations. In the 2nd quarter of 2018, this predominantly female occupation was still among the most sought-for in the country, with 1,800 positions open in Quebec alone. But what salary can be expected? Salaries vary… In 2017, the average hourly wage for office administrative assistants was $21.22 […]


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