Finding a job without Canadian education

Some really good jobs don’t require degrees, actually – for instance, working in the wireless industry ( Bell, Rogers, Telus,Fido, etc.) does not require a degree. Entry level positions generally pay very well, and those companies tend to hire/promote from within. A lot of the work is extremely mindless, however, and you have to be willing to put in your dues getting screamed at about overage charges and text messenging, but it’s easy work.

Digital Photography or a trade  like Dryling, Plastering, Brick Laying, Flooring.
Another field is sales. Sales is a great field to work in that does not require a college education and doesn’t require traditional education but you must have sales background and/or industry experience. Extensive training, but no degree. Um, telemarketing isn’t all bad when it’s commission based – that’s similar to sales, though….we would suggest research.

A lot of people  end up in a lot of debt after college and struggle to find a place where their degree gets them the kind of money they expected.

Being non-degreed in a work force so competitive can be intimidating, but it is possible to overcome.

1. The first thing you must do is to figure out what it is you want to do. There are so many occupations, jobs, and careers that match so many different objectives so start this process early. If you are unsure of your career goals, consider completing a career assessment to help determine your personal motivations and characteristics and see which careers are most suitable for you. You can also speak with our employment counselor.

2. Get information on typical work environment for that profession and the most popular companies that are hiring in your field. Networking with people in your industry is the best way to get into a job. Network with as many people as possible.

3. Gather any and all on the job training certificates, seminars, workshops, volunteer activities, or other training that you have participated in that showcase your talent. This training will transfer into beneficial job skills and will need to be transformed into valuable experience and knowledge.

4. Be yourself. A phrase you have undoubtedly heard before. Sometimes you may need to practice being yourself by playing up your most desirable traits in social situations. If you are ‘positive’ then bring something positive to a situation, event, or conversation. If you are ‘dependable’ then always keep your word with others.

5. You must have a sound understanding of communication and how to communicate with others effectively. You must develop impeccable interviewing skills and clearly, you need to make a lasting first impression with the interviewer. Here are 5 tips to help you accomplish this:

Use strong eye contact. Be confident.
Smile. Show some teeth.
Shake hands firmly. Even I have shaken some wimpy hands on occasional interviews. Don’t be afraid to touch the interviewer’s hand, some might take offense to this. If you’re that finicky, just remember, you can wash your hands later.
Speak clearly. You want to be understood and you want to make powerful statements that have meaning.
“Monkey see, Monkey do.” Take note of the receiver’s body language, tone of voice, posture, hand gestures, etc. People want to be around other people who are like them.
You can still get a good job without a college degree because a college degree does not make you successful. you do.

Your success is not measured by the degrees you hold, but by the person you are. Shape your own future and mold it into something beautiful. It starts with you and no-thing and no-one else matters.  Now, if you don’t have a HS Diploma, it’s going to be very difficult to get a decent job, period. Being your own boss is the best!

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