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Changing Fields – Good Questions to Ask

Has the urge to drop your professional activities to start over from scratch in another field crossed your mind? Before you start looking for greener pastures where you can develop new skills, certain questions are worth asking so you don’t drag your dissatisfaction into it. What drives me professionally? You can carry out the exercise […]


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Combine Work and Studies? It’s Something to Think About!

By desire or necessity, quite a few students choose to work at the same time as studying. However, juggling work and studying can interfere with academic success, a study published by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation reveals. Experts have observed a negative correlation between the number of hours worked and academic results obtained – the […]


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Learn English Online – Some Free Resources

Speaking English is a prerequisite for most jobs. But for those who never had the opportunity to learn English at school, what should they do? There are online resources available to you. These programs improve your oral and written comprehension, as if you were in class, but from the comfort of your own home. Games, […]


Company life

How to Respond When Boredom Gets the Upper Hand at the Office

A bit of boredom at the office doesn’t hurt and could even be an opportunity to tackle some chores that appear at the bottom of your to-do list. However, when boredom begins to settle in, it’s a completely different story. It’s important to respond quickly before bore-out strikes you too hard. For, as mentioned by […]


News

Brown-Out: When You Lose Motivation at Work

It’s a new form of work-related depression that may well become more common in the coming years. Brown-out, which literally refers to a “drop in power”, affects more and more workers. But what is this new disorder and what are the symptoms to watch out for? Brown-out must not be confused with burn-out, which describes […]


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Professional burnout – women are at higher risk

According to a study of industrial relations and sociology by the Université de Montréal, women are more susceptible to professional burnout than men, due to the nature of their work. Female employees often find themselves working in positions where they are overqualified. “Overqualificatoin can arise from a glass ceiling effect where women are less likely […]


Company life

How to React to Sexist Behaviour in Business?

Arising mainly from the patriarchy, sexism at work can be hard to identify, as it is integrated into the company culture and can manifest itself without particular violence… but it is harmful nonetheless. How is it expressed? How can we react to the various comments and behaviours of certain colleagues?     Various forms of […]


Career management

Changing Jobs – Is This the Right Time?

In the age of mobility, workers no longer hesitate to change jobs to get a promotion, a better boss or a higher salary. But do they always choose the right time? Here are some questions to ask before thinking about quitting your job. “Leave or stay” is the question professionals ask who seek the services […]


Career management

Confessions of a Former Store Manager

A real orchestra conductor, the store manager organizes and develops the shop’s business. Business strategy, stock supervision, personnel management and customer satisfaction are all on his shoulders. It is a very worthwhile job, but one that has heavy responsibilities that can be difficult to bear. Admissions of a former store manager. Ghislain St-Amand began his […]


Company life

Is Showing Your Emotions at Work Frowned Upon?

According to a survey by the Accountemps firm, more than 4 employees out of 10 admit to having cried at work. Nonetheless, nearly one executive out of two does not see any negative effect. However, 35% of them felt that crying at work was unacceptable, compared to 38% of employees. Employees decidedly judge themselves severely, […]


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Employees, Dare to Enjoy a Siesta During the Day

Difficult nights, insomnia, exhausting daily commutes, night work… there are many reasons why you might be tired at work. If coffee, a chocolate bar or energy drink are no longer enough, the time may have come to consider the benefits of having a nap during the day. Some brief tips so you can dare to […]


Resume

Resume: How to Reflect Your Intention to Take a Temporary Job

How to explain in a resume and cover letter the reasons for your decision to choose a temporary job for the time being, rather than aiming for a permanent position. Resuming your studies at the start of the next academic year, consolidating your professional experience in a given sector, having newly arrived on the Quebec […]


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