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Company life

Passion at work: a side effect instead of a prerequisite.

We are not born passionate about our work, we become passionate. This idea is countercurrent to our current time’s message “follow your passion” that is posted everywhere from Facebook pages to blogs. But, passion is not the inevitable starting point of professional achievement. Shake up the myth that passion at work makes us happy. This […]


Company life

Are you starting to leave the cubicle?

Having become the ultimate symbol of the beige and depressed worker, the cubicle has lost ground to working in the open air. Even though, it is far from being the workplace’s Holy Grail, the cubicle is lacking for numerous office employees. Nikil Saval—author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace—explains in an interview in […]


Interview

Body language at an interview

It is often said the most of what is said is not expressed in words. The tone of voice, facial expression and also and especially the attitude and gestures count for much in the message that you want to convey. The problem is that many of these elements are subconscious. Learn how to master them […]


Jobs search

Beat the competition with these 4 tricks in your job search

Convinced that you’re the ideal candidate for that coveted position? But you aren’t the only person being considered? How do you stand out from other candidates? Here are four effective ways to beat the competition. 1. Generate hype Your CV is perfectly constructed, clean, and concise, but never attracts recruiters’ attention? It’s probably boring. If […]


Pay and benefits

Compensation negotiation: think of the benefits!

There’s more than just salary to compensation negotiation. If your future employer cannot make a purely financial effort, you may be able to obtain benefits that are just as interesting.  Why would benefits work when salary won’t budge? Companies, especially major corporations, sometimes have salary scales that they cannot escape from without the risk of […]


Resume

Exaggerate on your CV

You have just exaggerated on your CV and “embellished” the truth. You have put “bilingual” when you only really know a few everyday English words? Then have you just added a required qualification in the foolish hope of getting an interview? What’s the problem? Come one! Didn’t your parents teach you that lying is bad!  […]


Resume

Resume tips: What your hobbies say about you

At the end of your resume or LinkedIn summary, mention that you practise yoga or are a passionate photographer. It gives the recruiter a sense of the kind of person you are. But this information speaks more about your personality than you know. Put hobbies on your resume? Pfff, many agree that this is the first […]


Company life

How to successfully return to work in the professional world

The return to work after having taken parental leave, sick leave, a yearlong sabbatical, or a long trip, can sometimes be as exciting as it is frightening. Here are two experts who share their advice on seamlessly reintegrating back into the professional world. Whether an intentional or unintentional interruption, when the time comes to step […]


Company life

From Colleagues to Friends

Why not make friends in the office  It improves team productivity and makes your surroundings more pleasant. If only there were good reasons to befriend our colleagues. Theory tells us to leave our emotions at the office door, but it’s more complex than that in practise.  Emotional ties inevitably create work problems.  So, how can […]


Interview

The real risk? The last five minutes of an interview

You have spent a good hour putting in tons of effort to look interested, dynamic, perceptive, curious, and—five minutes to the end—you lose your balance and wipe out. One last question knocks you off your feet, you let out a thank you that sounds fake, an innappropriate gesture right as you’re leaving. Here is some […]


Company life

Office holiday party

Yes, the countdown has started and the end of year parties are overflowing our diaries.  Between the office holiday party and Aunt Annette’s there remain only a few time slots available to answer to the requests of our CFO who wants to finalize the budget for the end of the year! How do we stay calm […]


Company life

Management tricks to inspire your team to do more

As an entrepreneur, is motivating your work team still a big challenge? There is no miracle cure, but you are the best person to motivate them by example. Here are some inspiring management tricks. Offer flexible hours Every day give your employees breaks to recharge (while ensuring they respect their commitments), it will help them […]


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