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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Annual Canadian Immigrant Fair in Toronto a success!

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:29:45 +0000

Over 1,200 attendees stopped by for some inspiration, information and networking at the ninth annual Canadian Immigrant Fair at Metro Convention Centre in Toronto on June 10, 2019. The diverse group of attendees included brand-new permanent residents, ready-to-hire internationally trained professionals, people with temporary status looking to stay in Canada permanently, and even ESL teachers […]

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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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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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Immigrants still playing career catchup

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 06:29:26 +0000

Is it taking too long for immigrants to catch up with their Canadian-born counterparts? Anna moved to Canada from Eastern Europe 14 years ago. As an internationally trained professional, she was excited to bring her teaching experience in French combined with a degree in psychology to make a new start in Canada. But she soon […]

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Mentoring matters at Skills for Change

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:07:11 +0000

How three different mentorships have led toward successful careers for newcomers Knowledge is a powerful thing. At Skills for Change, we understand the value of career experience and the practicality of industry familiarity. Providing newcomers with employment opportunities is one of our most important responsibilities, but there is also great value in partnering a new […]

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More than 800 skilled immigrants to be mentored in national program

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:06:50 +0000

TRIEC and RBC partner up to deliver three-year National Mentoring Partnership Many newcomers to Canada arrive with extensive work experience and a significant education; yet many are unable to find employment where they can put this experience to good use and truly fulfill their potential. In 2017, the unemployment rate for recent immigrants was 10.4 per cent, […]

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Job simulations are a growing new hiring trend

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 05:39:46 +0000

You may be asked to showcase your skills in a test when interviewing for your next job The next time you head in for an interview, it may not be the typical question-and-answer format you’re expecting. More and more organizations in Canada are implementing creative interview strategies that go beyond the surface and dig deep […]

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