Articles by Philippe Jean Poirier

Career management

Changing Jobs – Is This the Right Time?

In the age of mobility, workers no longer hesitate to change jobs to get a promotion, a better boss or a higher salary. But do they always choose the right time? Here are some questions to ask before thinking about quitting your job. “Leave or stay” is the question professionals ask who seek the services […]


Resume

The Characteristics of an Accounting Résumé

Whether you are applying to a large firm, and accounting department or a small business, there are specific rules to be respected in this sector when it comes to writing a résumé. Focus on the “mixed” résumé Although a functional résumé allows work experiences to be explained in detail, it is less useful to help […]


Jobs search

Job Search – Some Tips to Beat the Competition!

Are you convinced that you are the ideal candidate for the desired position, but you are not the only person being considered? Here are some tips to make an active search and raise you up above the fray. Identify your “unfair advantage” The concept comes from entrepreneurship. To succeed in business, says author and entrepreneur […]


News

How Blockchains Will Change the Accounting Professions

According to CPA Canada, blockchains represent the biggest technological revolution that has taken place in the accounting profession since computerization of bookkeeping… We discuss the issue with Jean-François Audet, associate accountant and vice-president of the Groupe Fuller Landau. The principle is simple. A blockchain is a digital register where “blocks” of information are recorded one […]


Resume

How to Write a Good Approach Message for a Part-Time Job?

Are you interested in a part-time job? How do you write your covering letter and approach message to land the job? Should you explain your approach? Your obligations? First of all, remember that the CV and covering letter are not so much intended to get a job as to convince the employer to call you […]


Career management

The Different Types of Business for an Accountant

Firm, independent, SME or large company – which is the best choice? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of business for an accountant? According to statistics from the Ordre des CPA du Québec, in 2016 a majority of students (65%) chose to do their internship in an accounting firm rather than in […]


Jobs search

Dare to apply without having all the qualifications !

Employers are increasingly demanding with regards to the skills of administrative employees. However, it is quite rare for a candidate to have all the requirements. Here are some tips of what to emphasize when you decide to apply without having all the qualifications. Zaïda B. Mangones, employability consultant at the Club de recherche d’emploi de […]


Resume

Your CV in 10 questions

It only takes up between two and three pages yet its appearance is constantly changing. Here are some tips from human resources professionals on updating your CV. 1. Should the CV be ordered chronologically or by competency? Matthieu Degenève, founder of l’Oeil du recruteur, answers, “With standard CVs, I prefer a mixed formula with information […]


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