6 effective networking strategies for immigrant women

Hard work will make you successful, right? Wrong. I landed in Canada in 2013. As a newcomer, I quickly joined organizations and participated in programs thinking that I would build my dream career in the best way possible. But, at some point, I realized that every single person I was meeting would tell me: “if […]

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Get the job with a great value proposition letter

Outshine everyone with a value proposition letter that sets you apart As a potential job candidate, you are aiming to outshine the competition in many ways. To make that happen, you need to let your hiring manager know what value you can bring to the table and how you are uniquely qualified to help the […]

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11 strategies for newcomers to win the job search game

In my years of experience as a career counsellor working with immigrants, I have met many highly skilled professionals who came to Canada to find a better life for themselves and their families. Many come from countries where the type of degrees, the quality and name of their educational institution, and their experience are enough […]

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The power of keywords in your resumé

The right keywords can land you the interview — and the job in Canada Words have power. The power to start wars and, the power to end wars. Words also have the power to get your resumé noticed from the “pile,” and, when used correctly, highly increase an immigrant’s chances of being called for that […]

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Finding a volunteer role that will give you the experience you want

If you’re thinking of volunteering to gain skills or experience, there are a few things you can do to find a volunteer role that will be give you the experience you want. Here are five tips!   Think about the type of experience you want to gain   Write down the skills or experience you […]

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How I got three job offers in two weeks as a new immigrant to Canada

After I successfully started a family — from planning my wedding to having my first baby — I thought the most stressful time of my life was behind me. Until I decided to move to Canada. It’s no coincidence the growing bald spot in the middle of my head showed up the moment my permanent […]

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