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 […]


Company life

The Undeniable Benefits of Working in a Boutique Law Firm

More caring, more personal and offering a wider variety of tasks, hyper-specialized law firms really have many advantages in the eyes of paralegals. Portrait of work in a boutique law firm. Some specialize in international law and recognition of foreign judgements. Others in estate and trust litigation, or real estate and matrimonial law. Whatever their […]


Training

Lawyers and Other Jurists: Who Does What?

Lawyers, notaries, judges, legal counsels, paralegals and other employees in the legal world are all jurists, but certain of these professions are more clearly defined by law. A quick look at what differentiates a lawyer from a jurist: they get confused for each other sometimes, however they’re not interchangeable. https://www.legaljobs.ca/tools-and-resources/topics/legal-issues/ “Objection, Your Honour!” although, in the popular […]


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 […]


Pay and benefits

What should a paralegal earn?

Generally over $50,000 per year, but often reaching $90,000 after practising several years in urban areas, the paralegal’s salary is highly variable. Quick peek. When the time comes to reveal the pay scales for paralegals, most legal recruitment specialists are cautious, given the high variability in the types of jobs and associated salaries. “It varies […]


Jobs search

Profitable Part-Time Jobs

Crossing guard, waiter, private tutor – there are many part-time jobs that pay more than the minimum wage. Here is a quick overview… Waiter or bartender It’s well-known – a waiter at a very busy restaurant or bar can in one evening collect a plump sum in tips. Two shifts per week in one of […]


Career management

Paralegals – Paid More Downtown Than in the Suburbs

Legal technicians are sought-after employees, but they are not all paid equitably depending on whether they work in a big city or outside major centres. This is what is discovered from a salary table published at the end of 2017. Drawn up by the Novea recruitment agency and covering the Greater Montreal area, the salary […]


News

Jurists Dissatisfied with Work – Why?

A recent survey shows that within the state apparatus, two jurists out of three are dissatisfied at work and that if they could they would resign. Focus on a major issue. The survey conducted by the Association des notaires et avocats du Québec (ANEQ) in February 2018 shows a certain mood of gloom, a few […]


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