Articles by Séverine Degallaix

Interview

The Right Answers to 6 Main Interview Questions

Overall, recruiters who interview someone looking for a job ask more or less the same questions, regardless of the position to be filled. To properly prepare for your appointment with your potential employer, learn to answer these classic questions.  Tell me about yourself “My name is First name Last name. I worked for X years […]


News

Top 20 Good Professional Resolutions for 2020

The new year is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your good resolutions for 2020. From a personal point of view, losing weight and quitting smoking are classics… But what about your 2020 professional goals? Here are 20 ideas to study. No worries: you don’t have to do everything, but setting two […]


Company life

How to Respond to Harassment at Work

Sexual, psychological or discriminatory harassment: these situations are found more often that you might think in Canadian workplaces. 19% of women and 13% of men have been victims at least once in their careers. Learn how to recognize it to know how to react accordingly. Is it harassment? To know how to respond, the first […]


Jobs search

How to React to a Dismissal

A slowing economy, lower profits than hoped for, a collaboration that doesn’t go as expected… There are many reasons why someone might be let go, but whatever they are they don’t make the situation any easier. Find out how to react and bounce back after this fateful moment when your manager tells you that the […]


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 […]


Interview

How to prepare for a telephone interview

The hiring interview is already a daunting exercise in itself, but telephone interview can be even more scary. However, with a bit of preparation, you can impress the recruiter and get the job, or at least move to the next step of the process – the face-to-face appointment. 6 tips to persuade your future employer […]


Career management

Is office politics central to a successful career?

Accountemps has published the results of a survey on office politics. It turns out that more than half of Canadians are involved in it in some way, and many think it is essential for getting ahead in their career…   Office politics play an important role in the workplace. At least this is the opinion […]


Not to be missed

Canadians think about work, even on vacation

Canadians think about work, even on vacation. Indeed, 62% of Canadians confess to checking their work e-mails and voicemail regularly or from time to time while on vacation, according to an Expedia.ca survey. People from British Columbia have the hardest time letting go, with 68% of respondents staying in touch with the office while on vacation. […]


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