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When the lockdown due to COVID-19 started, our partners at NewCanadiansTV started organizing live webinars in a series called Café New Canadians. The idea is to broadcast virtual chats packed with expert tips, information, and resources on how to best utilize your time at home. Guest speakers are subject matter experts and successful immigrants with inspiring stories who have lots to share – from boosting productivity when working from home to upskilling for that dream job, acing video interviews to virtual networking 101, and exploring Canada as a newcomer while staying indoors. The Founder of UnstoppableMe, Miguel Abascal, and the [...]
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This article was written by our guest author, Jody Yvonne, Director of Communications at ACCES Employment. During the COVID-19 crisis in Canada, we have heard many stories of Canadians rallying to help the most vulnerable in our society get through these difficult times. Canada’s refugee population is facing particular challenges during this pandemic. Refugees are fleeing their home countries because of war, trauma, political instability, and any number of difficult circumstances and looking for a better life in Canada. Many of them are dealing with housing, food, and financial crises and finding employment can be difficult, especially now. IKEA [...]
The concept of ‘No Canadian experience’ is a myth perpetuated by those who know you will admit it and then walk away. The next time you hear such a statement, counter that notion with solid reasons why employers could benefit from the diverse skills and talents you have as well the value of your international experience. This webinar helps you identify strategies to overcome your lack of Canadian experience. It focuses on the value you will bring to employers and why your international experience is a competitive advantage. It offers insights on how to refocus your resume, cover letter, and [...]
Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ Also known as a screening interview, phone interviews are used by employers and recruiters to short-list you for an in-person interview. During a phone interview, you answer questions about your relevant work experience, qualifications, and salary expectations for the job. When and why are phone interviews used? Phone interviews are often used as the first step of the hiring process for the following reasons: They are a cost-effective method for companies to short-list candidates. The telephone interview [...]
Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ You have heard it before. Volunteering is a way to acquire work experience in Canada and even to get a job. While volunteering might not guarantee you a job, it could significantly improve your probabilities when you follow these simple tips. 1. Look for a position with similar responsibilities to the job you are seeking Identify organizations that have a structured volunteering department and recruitment process. Apply only to roles with responsibilities close to the ones you want in [...]
Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ The purpose of your resume is to get a job interview. That is why your resume has to be tailored to the job description, achievement-oriented, and error-free. Here’s how you can write a resume that gives the employer confidence in inviting you to interview. Gather your keywords. When you read the job description, write down the keywords that are used most often, and then include them in your work experience bullet points. Hiring managers and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) [...]
Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ As competition for jobs keeps increasing, companies look for cost-effective ways to short-list you when you apply for a job position. It has then become common for employers to conduct virtual interviews where they can assess your non-verbal communication and your level of comfort with technology. That is why it is crucial for you to become comfortable with virtual interviews. What is a virtual interview? A virtual interview is a web- based method used to shortlist job candidates. It is [...]
Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ Meet Miguel Abascal: Immigrant to Canada (2010), Project Manager in the financial industry, relentless volunteer, and co-founder of UnstoppableMe. You have a lot in common with Miguel: You are immigrating to Canada, you want to work in your area of expertise, and you can be unstoppable. Networking opens doors and volunteering is a master key Networking is the #1 career advice you will often get. It is not only a Canadian trend, but it has also always been the [...]