Dealing with cultural differences in the classroom

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:31 +0000

When we add newcomers to the diverse student mix in a typical Canadian post-secondary classroom, we have the possibility of delight as well as tension. The delight is the opportunity for students to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of how others do things. On the other hand, tensions can develop leading to […]

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Six tips to write the perfect post-interview thank you note

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 03:08:54 +0000

In a previous article, we covered the importance of sending a thank you note after an interview. The obvious reason is that it’s just plain, good manners. Plus, it helps you get your name in front of the hiring team one more time and leave a positive impression. So what goes into the perfect post-interview […]

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Diversity and inclusion: three factors to consider when job hunting

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 02:41:35 +0000

With finding employment being one of the top priorities for new immigrants, it’s important to consider several factors when you are job hunting – including looking for an environment where you feel welcomed and supported.  This is an important consideration given that we spend a lot of time on a daily basis in our workplace. […]

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Six steps to writing the perfect post-interview thank you note

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 03:08:54 +0000

In a previous article, we covered the importance of sending a thank you note after an interview. The obvious reason is that it’s just plain, good manners. Plus, it helps you get your name in front of the hiring team one more time and leave a positive impression. So what goes into the perfect post-interview […]

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Post-secondary education could help further your career

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:33:51 +0000

Don’t overlook continuing post-secondary education courses if you are seeking Canadian credentials or looking to change careers. Post-secondary education could prove invaluable if you find yourself in any of the following situations: you are not able to work in your previous occupation and are looking for Canadian qualifications; you no longer wish to do the […]

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The 30-second elevator pitch

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:35:21 +0000

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” – Will Rogers First impressions are really important in the business world. Imagine being in an elevator with someone who you really admire and you want to introduce yourself. A good way to prepare is to use the elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is […]

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Continuing education courses could help further your career

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:33:51 +0000

Don’t overlook continuing education courses if you are seeking Canadian credentials or looking to change careers. Post-secondary education could prove invaluable if you find yourself in any of the following situations: you are not able to work in your previous occupation and are looking for Canadian qualifications; you no longer wish to do the same […]

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Importance of a Thank You note after the job interview

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 21:28:39 +0000

From the HR point of view, making someone an offer to join an organization is always risky. The Hiring Manager is often making decisions based on a limited amount of data collected during a few hours of speaking with you (the candidate) and often online. Sure, some may give you an assignment to test your […]

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What I learned from observing successful immigrants

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:32:46 +0000

Five Secrets to Immigrant Success in Canada  I have met hundreds of successful immigrants who were able to establish themselves very successfully in Canada, live their dreams and make a positive impact on the community around them.I couldn’t help but notice five consistent themes that stood out from observing those successful immigrants. These are what […]

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12 easy, effective habits to elevate your career as a newcomer

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:20:12 +0000

Once in a while, it’s good to revisit your goals for the year and see if they are aligned with your long-term prospects for career growth in Canada. Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed in his or her job, whatever the level. If you’re proactive about your future, you can […]

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