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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 […]


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Pharmaceutical Research – a Real Beehive

Biologist, nurse, project manager, lab technician, patient… There is something for everyone in the field of pharmaceutical research. What does a day in this environment look like, ranging from preparation of a medicine to clinical trials? Melanie Pomerleau, senior director of quality assurance at Innovaderm Research, talks to us about her experience. If Melanie Pomerleau […]


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Working in a Clinical Trial Laboratory

The world of clinical trials has its own pack of myths. However, it is a highly regulated environment, where technology and coordinators closely monitor patients, ensure compliance with ethical standards and the proper conduct of research protocols. Meeting with Marie Devaux, nurse and research coordinator, who practises at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal […]


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The Exit Interview and Why it Matters

When an employee resigns it is becoming more and more common to conduct an exit interview. How is it conducted? What do you gain from it? We spoke to Émilie Pelletier, CHRP and HR marketing and communication strategist at HRM Group. Less known than the hiring interview, the exit interview is gaining popularity among organizations […]


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Temporary Work as a Way of Life – Testimonial

A decade ago, temporary work was considered as extra income for professionals seeking permanent employment. However, today it is for many workers an attractive way of life. Emmanuel Caron, financial planner, has chosen to be a contractor and has a hard time leaving this type of contract and giving up the many benefits that ensue. […]


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Head Pharmacy Technical Assistant Job Overview

Valérie Roy was only 16 years old when she got her first job as a pharmacy technical assistant (PTA). After a few years, her boss appointed her head PTA. Today, as a pharmacy administrator, Valérie describes her experience as head PTA in a community pharmacy. What did you find interesting when beginning the PTA profession? […]


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What does the Work of a Clinical Research Associate Consist of?

Clinical research is a fascinating field. Things are moving at a dizzying pace and there is no such thing as routine. Annie Raymond Desgagné has worked in it since 2005. She started out as a junior clinical scientist, then became a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). Even today she feels she is actively involved in advancing […]


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Internal candidates: watch out for pitfalls

What a happy surprise to see the job of your dreams posted on your company’s intranet. Be careful though, because what seems to be an opportunity in your eyes could quickly prove to be a disadvantage… How do you prepare and behave for an internal recruitment? What links need to be woven within the company […]


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A job interview in a public place

Don’t be surprised if a recruiter proposes an interview in a public place. He has his reasons (spaces in the company not available, confidentiality of hiring in relation to existing employees or just a desire to make the best use of his time), but you now have new apprehensions: a place to evaluate, what to […]


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Body language at an interview

It is often said the most of what is said is not expressed in words. The tone of voice, facial expression and also and especially the attitude and gestures count for much in the message that you want to convey. The problem is that many of these elements are subconscious. Learn how to master them […]


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The real risk? The last five minutes of an interview

You have spent a good hour putting in tons of effort to look interested, dynamic, perceptive, curious, and—five minutes to the end—you lose your balance and wipe out. One last question knocks you off your feet, you let out a thank you that sounds fake, an innappropriate gesture right as you’re leaving. Here is some […]


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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 […]


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