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Career management

Retail – Do you Have to Start at the Bottom of the Ladder?

Is starting at the bottom the best way to begin your career in the retail trade? Even after several years of studies and a degree in hand, it is very common to begin at the ground floor. Dynamic in terms of recruitment, the retail trade is very open to applicants without a degree. Employers are […]


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How to Bounce Back After a No from a Client?

Has a prospect just told you No? So what! All seasoned sellers will tell you that the sale begins when the prospect says No. It is rare to get a Yes from a prospect at the first try. To convince him, it is usually necessary to follow-up. Three, five, sometimes ten times. Obviously, your motivation […]


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How to Manage Cultural Differences With Foreign Customers

Are some of your customers in China or India? Tomorrow will you be receiving future partners who come from another country? How should you approach a meeting, negotiations or signing contracts? How should cultural differences be managed to avoid offending your counterpart? Here are some tips on how to manage cultural differences with foreign customers. […]


Jobs search

How to Apply for a Job and Make a Good Impression?

To apply for a job, email remains the most commonly means to send a CV. In the retail sector, however, some candidates prefer to submit it by hand to prospective employers. Waste of time or worthwhile choice? To get a job in local shops or department stores, going to them to offer your services is […]


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Lights on Selling in the Luxury Industry

Selling in the luxury industry is one of the only sectors that does not experience crises. The figures are not declining and all reports reflect prospects of growth. Coco Chanel, Louis Cartier, Albert Lancel were not merely innovative creators. The brands that they created have survived them because they were also pioneers in marketing. The […]


Jobs search

Dare to apply without having all the qualifications !

Employers are increasingly demanding with regards to the skills of administrative employees. However, it is quite rare for a candidate to have all the requirements. Here are some tips of what to emphasize when you decide to apply without having all the qualifications. Zaïda B. Mangones, employability consultant at the Club de recherche d’emploi de […]


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Top 5 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes

Entering the job market for the first time, changing careers after several years at one place or aiming for a higher job… there are many different reasons motivating us to have an interview. Do you know how to succeed? Here are the top 5 most common job interview mistakes. Not being prepared for your interview […]


News

A minimum wage of $15 could mean 422,000 jobs lost across Canada

The issue of the $15 minimum wage is on everyone’s lips at the moment: politicians, unions, community organizations, employers and employees, with everyone looking out for themselves. However, a recent study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) gives a rather gloomy picture of the consequences of such an increase. The CFIB examined the […]


Jobs search

The Art of Regaining Control of your Job Interview

When the recruiter doesn’t ask questions that let you highlight your strong points, how do you turn the job interview to your advantage? Tips. An ability to engage or collaborate, a sense of organization and a spirit of initiative are all important assets for a company. Even though as a candidate you have these valuable […]


Career management

How to Climb the Ladder in the Retail Industry?

How to climb the ladder in the retail industry? Here’s how to do it. Climb the ladder in the retail industry? Yes it’s possible! “In the retail trade, you can make a career with or without training – the main thing is to have the passion,” Félix Bégin, CHRP, starts off, a human resources manager […]


Rights and labour standards

Half of employees shop from the office

The day after Thanksgiving is not the most productive day of the year for employees: 49% of them take advantage of Cyber Monday to shop online from work. Robert Half Technology conducted a survey on the practice of shopping at work in connection with Cyber Monday among 1,400 IT managers and 1,400 employees at least […]


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