21 01, 2011

Do you spend over 100,000 minutes a year feeling miserable?

January 21, 2011|2011, find a better job, lack of motivation, Montreal, unhappiness at work|

If you work a full year at 35 hours / week with four weeks off, it amounts to over one thousand six hundred hours (or over one hundred thousand minutes). That is an insanely high number – probably higher than the time you spend with your family or friends, and definitely higher than the time [...]

17 12, 2010

Happy Holidays to our Loyal Clients and Candidates!

December 17, 2010|annual event, corporate party, holiday season, Montreal, networking event, social media and HR, Westmount|

Holidays are just around the corner and everyone is hosting corporate holiday parties! We had the choice of hosting a party for our staff of six, but instead decided to share the holiday spirit and open the doors to our corporate clients. Our Holiday Networking Event took place at our Westmount office last night and [...]

13 12, 2010

Interview as a Networking Opportunity for Jobseekers

December 13, 2010|interview questions, looking for a job, Montreal, networking|

We are always baffled when candidates refuse an interview for a job opportunity in their field. It clearly demonstrates one’s shortsightedness and lack of understanding of the power of networking. Unless the job description is completely unrelated to what you do or the client’s industry is in direct conflict with your personal values (e.g.: meat [...]

29 11, 2010

Do you need a cover letter?

November 29, 2010|cover letter, job search, Montreal|

There seems to be no consensus among job seekers regarding the use of a cover letter. We sometimes receive attachments that are multiple pages-long, whereas some applicants send their resumes without even as much as a sentence in either the body of the email or the subject line.First of all, let me point out that [...]