Articles by Philippe Couture

Jobs search

Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


Training

What does the data scientist do?

Making the data talk, making sense of it and transforming it into business solutions – here are some of the miracles achieved every day by data scientists. An expert paints a portrait for us of this highly sought-after expertise. Gaëlle Ramboanasolo is a data analyst for the cultural sector. No one knows better than she […]


News

Why Promote Communities of Practice?

Teamwork is one thing, the community of practice is another. Within a given territory, or within a network of companies, it is worthwhile to create communities of practice. Why, and how do you go about it? Imagine math teachers, from different schools across the country, who want to develop new pedagogical practices together or share […]


Career management

Working in IT, but Not in the IT Industry

Half of Quebec IT workers don’t work in the IT industry but in manufacturing companies, banks or SMEs. What benefits are there to working in IT, but not in the IT industry? Not all information technology professionals are hired by the video game industry or by computer companies. Far from it. “It is very rare […]


Jobs search

Job Search Tips to Forget

The world of employment is not what it used to be. As well, certain classic job search tips no longer apply, according to Forbes magazine, which recently drew up a list of tips to discard. To be a good job seeker of the day, here are recommendations and general advice not to follow. The job […]


News

3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


Not to be missed

What Needs to Be Done to Attract Rare IT Talents?

To recruit the best talents in information technologies, you have to be ready to untie the purse strings and be creative in the search for candidates. This is what a recent study by Robert Half concludes. The IT world is tough! A survey by the Robert Half firm in Toronto shows that managers are struggling […]


Jobs search

Will You Work for an Online Store?

Online stores don’t just hire developers! Portrait of the different non-technical professions in e-commerce, where experience in retail sales or in accounting is an asset. There is no doubt that programmers, engineers and statisticians are essential employees for proper functioning of an online store, whether of modest size or a multinational e-commerce company. But you […]


Jobs search

Mistakes to Avoid for IT Job Seekers

Quebec is going through a fertile period in information technology (IT) development and there are abounding job offers. But this doesn’t mean IT job seekers can neglect the recruitment process. A look at mistakes to avoid. In the hiring interview, IT professionals have a tendency to diss their previous employers! This is one of the […]


Interview

Close-up on the Video Game Tester Job

Any video game enthusiast has probably already viewed the job of a video game tester as a dream job. It suits those who, in addition to being passionate about video gaming, are particularly meticulous and perfectionists. Overview of a little-known profession. Fashionable war games or small independent games – a video game tester experiments with […]


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