How to write a Canadian-style resume?
To create a Canadian-style resume it’s always best to start with our Canadian style resume template.
How should newcomers include their non-Canadian work experience in their resume? Continue reading
Cover letters do not just support your resume, they offer you a first chance to impress a potential employer. Continue reading
Contract or temporary employment is becoming increasingly popular with both staff and employers in Canada.
To know more about contract employment and its benefits to newcomers to the country, we interviewed Paula Calderon, Talent Management Solutions at Drake International.
What is contract employment?
Contract employment is a set term agreement between and employer and a candidate. In some cases these contracts are not managed directly by the employer but they can be outsourced to a third party that will hold the contract Continue reading
Knowing English or French helps open the door to jobs, services, news and information in Canada. Learn about the steps you can take to improve your language skills before and after you arrive in Canada. Continue reading
LinkedIn looks a lot like a cocktail party – a place where you go in and greet people. When being invited to a cocktail party, most probably the first thing you would think about is to know the best way to make the best first impression: who else is going to be there; how can you get the right people at the party so that you can accomplish your goal. Continue reading
During a job interview, there are many ways you can present yourself as the perfect candidate to a hiring manager by emphasizing your career accomplishments and achievements, sharing your knowledge about the business or industry, and aligning yourself with corporate values. There are also many ways to prove that you’re not the perfect candidate for the job. Continue reading
A new trend that employers are using more frequently as part of their hiring criteria is the behavioral interview. Whereas traditional interviews focus on questions regarding strengths, weaknesses and reasons for leaving current employment, the behavioral interview focuses on a candidate’s performance in particular situations. Continue reading
Phone interviews are increasingly becoming the first step in screening job candidates. Considering that employers may screen as many as 100 candidates during phone interviews, it’s important to know that the purpose of the phone call may be to eliminate you as a potential candidate in order to create a more manageable shortlist. Continue reading
One of the most popular social media sites, LinkedIn has become the Facebook for business professionals seeking to expand their network. While at time it seems like only large scale businesses or recruiters use LinkedIn, the site offers a variety of options for small and medium-sized businesses to connect with existing customers and attract new ones. Continue reading
CIIP client Yu Yao was looking to continue her career in Canada. She tells us how she managed to do this, moving up the ranks from Technician to her current position as a Microbiologist.
Adapting to a new country has its challenges. And CIIP client Jing Lei works hard to overcome them. He explains how taking classes at Canadian community college is helping him learn more about Canadian culture and improve his language skills.
When finding a job in Canada, it’s important to be persistent, says CIIP client Allan Lorezca. He talks about his experience working in Saskatchewan where he resides with his wife Sherley and their son.
CIIP client Kim Li wanted to find employment that allowed her more time to take care of her family. She explains how settlement agencies helped her find her first job which led to a career working for the Alberta Government.
A Civil Engineer back in the Philippines, CIIP client Armand Landas was able to find work close to his field with BC Hydro. He discusses how he landed the job and relates the importance of having a good integration plan.