The salary is our reward after a hard week’s work. It is also the barometer of our skills, our purchasing power, and our financial independence. Taboo for some, pride for others, the salary issue was at the heart of a survey conducted this summer online by the Coupdepouce.com team. Thank you to the approximately 200 readers who […]
According to Statistics Canada, from January to September 2013, there were some 45,000 job losses in the country. Forty-five thousand people had to live through one of the most stressful events ever. “A dismissal is always a shock, says Isabelle Michaud, guidance counsellor, psychotherapist and author of the Guide to better cope with job loss. This leads to […]
In the spring, the book Lean In (in French, En Avant to us ), by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s number two, made waves in the United States and found itself on the list of best sellers. His thesis? If women still do not have pay equity, delay occupying important positions as much as men, and do more than their spouses at home, […]
No whim! We take care to identify our needs before tumbling into the boss’s office. And we discuss it with our spouse to validate that part-time work is really the solution for us. “It may be that on reflection we realize that what would really be more profitable for us would be to leave the office earlier to […]
Although the paper curriculum vitae is still the reference in terms of job search, the electronic means of disseminating our professional profile are multiplying and playing a growing role with recruiters. A survey conducted by Career Builder indicates that candidates’ LinkedIn accounts are consulted by 39% of Canadian employers and Facebook profiles by 52% of them. […]
The rules of the game for mortgages changed in February 2010. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the entry into force of three new rules to discourage speculation and indebtedness. 1 – Applicants for mortgage financing will now have to meet the requirements for a five-year fixed rate mortgage. From now on, regardless of the […]
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