New program to help newcomer youth get started

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:03:16 +0000

Start it Right! A new kind of youth employment program kickstarts careers for newcomer youth  International students and young temporary residents are trying to build lives and careers in Canada. But when looking for career resources to help them succeed, they often come up empty. Not eligible for government job programs and services, these youth […]

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10 soft skills that can help you get ahead

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:38:41 +0000

Beyond great credentials, soft skills give you the edge Soft skills are essential at all times in one’s life. On the career front, beyond solid credentials like a degree, work experience, and professional references, it’s your soft skills that ultimately help you get your foot in the door at your dream job and get ahead […]

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Prepare for an interview with the CEO

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:50:23 +0000

Ten powerful answers to interview questions from the CEO.  Congratulations! So you have progressed to Round 2 or 3 and are invited to interview with the CEO. While that’s great news, preparing for the interview can be quite another thing. If you thought preparing for the job interview was stressful, imagine  sitting across the table […]

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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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