Career management

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 […]


Career management

Work in a Small Shop or Big Box?

To work as a sales clerk in a small shop or within a large chain? That’s the dilemma many job seekers have who want to venture into the vast world of the retail trade. But they both have their advantages. Élise Gilbert now works as a manager at Dr Martens, a small shoe store located […]


Career management

Grey workers: experience sought-after by hardware stores

Plumber, electrician, painter or gardener: as retirement approaches, these experienced workers often find a second career in a hardware store. And they are welcomed with open arms! That’s what happened to Lynda Riverin, training scenographer. After studying at the Quebec City Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, she had a career as an artist-painter. “I was doing […]


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 […]


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 […]


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