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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Should you apply for a job even if you don’t meet all the skills?

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:31:23 +0000

New survey says companies may be willing to train up, so it’s worth a shot, especially for internationally trained professionals Have you applied for a job even if you don’t meet all the qualifications asked for?  If so, you’re definitely not alone. In new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, HR managers in Canada […]

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6 things to put on your resumé if you don’t have Canadian experience

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:49:04 +0000

How to impress Canadian employers if you don’t yet have Canadian work experience Picking up everything you can carry and moving to Canada takes a lot of effort, time and — frankly — guts. It is no small feat moving yourself and your family to a new country to start a new life. However, when […]

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How to answer behavioural interview questions

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:47:53 +0000

 Ideal responses to 8 challenging behavioural interview questions Screening candidates for soft skills is often the toughest part of an interview. Recruiters have just an hour to figure out if you have the qualities they are looking for in their next potential candidate. That’s why behavioural interview questions still carry a lot of value. They are […]

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What’s in the smart jobseeker’s toolkit?

Credit to Author: Connel Valentine| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:41:48 +0000

New to Canada? Get more job interviews with these online tools You’ve just read a horror story online about an internationally trained professional working survival jobs, struggling to make ends meet and stuck in debt in Canada. You’re now worried your Canadian dreams will turn into a nightmare. Did you just make the biggest mistake […]

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5 job search trends that will define 2019

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:47:45 +0000

AI, virtual reality, the gig economy, social and your story The emergence of AI and virtual reality amid the rise of a new generation means every industry is undergoing massive change. And that includes human resources as well. In 2019, it will no longer be a linear start-to-finish hiring process. Both candidates as well as […]

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4 tips to get your resumé Canada-ready

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 20:28:58 +0000

Whether you’re looking for your first job in Canada, a new role or even a career change, there are exciting times ahead for you! Finding a new job can be a full-time job, so it’s important to recognize the time commitment before embarking on this journey. Managing your expectations from the beginning is vital to […]

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Be the candidate everyone loves — and hires!

6 ways to go above and beyond the job interview Hiring managers are trained to look out for red flags that reveal whether a candidate will make the cut or not. Examples include, showing up late for the interview, not being appropriately dressed, talking poorly about the previous bosses, exaggerating answers and so on. But […]

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7 tips to tailor your resumé for the job

Looking for a job in Canada? Here’s how to customize your resumé to a specific job posting You’re new to Canada, and every day, you send out multiple resumés. The recruiters, at the receiving end, are also wading through hundreds of applications each day to locate a few good, eligible resumés. So, what should you […]

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How jobseekers can overcome being ‘overqualified’

It’s ironic isn’t it? You work hard your whole life, climbing the corporate ladder. You gather valuable skills and knowledge along the way. You become a better you every single day you step out of that office. Then when you unexpectedly find yourself looking for work, the “overqualified” hammer falls on you. Perhaps you’re moving to […]

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