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Words of wisdom:
"Remember your weekly mix of activity will vary, depending on how soon you need to be employed, how much time you have to spend on your campaign each week, the economy, the relative difficulty of job finding in your targeted field, and the relative effectiveness of each job search method with regards to your job objective. Good Luck!!!" [source: JobSearch-in-Canada.com]
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30 April 2011

Top 5 questions HR professionals ask about resumes of internationally qualified professionals

... (and the answers to them!), Written by: Michelle Pinchev
 By guest contributor, Najia Alavi, Marketing Manager, Career Edge Organization
1. “Why do so many newcomers’ resumes read like those of generalists?”
2. “Why do immigrants’ resumes so often emphasize job responsibilities instead of their professional achievements?”
3. “How am I supposed to know if the international college/university listed on an internationally qualified professional’s resume is a credible one”
4. “Why do internationally qualified professionals always seem to have 3 or 4 page long resumes – do they really think we need to know their entire life history?”   
5. “Why, oh why, do some new Canadians include personal information like their marital status, date of birth – and sometimes, even their photographs – on their resumes?”   continue reading: Top 5 questions HR professionals ask... click here or here

17 April 2011

Top Ways to Find a Job

  1. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work.
  2. Write a good résumé.
  3. Look for work every day.
  4. Use the resources available to you.
  5. Look at community bulletin boards.
  6. Visit job fairs.
  7. Register with headhunting/personnel agencies.
  8. Knock on every door.
  9. Stay motivated.continue reading @ Regional Municipality of York
    See also, Employment Placement with Incentives program: Paid Employment  

12 April 2011

Tolerance a Canadian Myth or Fact

Two current news stories give you two shades of opinions, and we value your opinions, right?

  • Tolerance a Canadian myth — DAVE DALE’s Soapboxing [highlight: Our tolerance for weather is also a reflection of not being able to tolerate people.]
  • Canadians are the most tolerant people in the developed world: report‎  [highlight: At 84 per cent on average, Canadians report the highest community tolerance of minority groups—ethnic minorities, migrants, and gays and lesbians—in the OECD, where the average is 61 per cent.”]
So, what do you feel, reading the above?


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