Best way to approach Canadian Companies For Jobs
These days its not what you know but who you know.
First of all in order to approach Canadian companies for work , you need to follow protocol for each company. I don’t recommend any job seeker the HR Manager directly. It’s better STAFFING organization, not Human Resources. They should apply directly via the company’s preferred way of receiving applications or reach out to the appropriate recruiter at the company. If they do contact the HR Manager or anyone else at the company out of the blue they could be hurting their chances of getting hired. Also, the person(s) applying should read the job description VERY carefully to ensure they are actually qualified.then and only then you should try to find someone who will endorse you that is inside of the company. Have that person approach HR or hiring manager. If the company is progressive, they will give employee referred candidates preference.
The following are the most succcesful aproaches tips:
Step 1: Research your Target Companies
Start off by compiling a list of preferred companies that you wish to work for, but before you start cold-calling blindly you need to ensure that you have properly researched these companies. Find out who the appropriate line manager is that is responsible for the department in which you wish to work and also find out who the HR Manager or Recruitment Manager is within the organisation and see if you are able to connect with them directly on professional networks such LinkedIn.
Step 2: Find out if your Target Company is hiring Don’t start calling until you are sure that the company is currently hiring and not retrenching. It would be most embarrassing if you were to call a manager or recruiter for potential openings when they are in the process of downsizing.
Here are some tips on how to find out if the company is hiring:
•Type the company’s name in on Google ‘Company Hiring’ or ‘Company Careers’ (use synonyms for Careers such as Vacancies, Opportunities, Employment etc).
•Visit the company’s website directly to see if they have a careers page and are advertising any opportunities or inviting CV’s.
•Visit popular job boards such as workopolis.com or monster.com and go to the ‘Who’s Hiring’ or companies directory page to see if the company is advertising on job sites.
•Look for the company’s overview or careers page on LinkedIn and see if they are promoting careers.
•Search on YouTube or across the internet in general to see if the company has a recruitment video with instructions on how to send your CV.
•Network with people within the company and ask them if they are aware of any openings. You can connect with people via niche industry portals or on social and professional networks.
•See if the company has a FaceBook page which you can join so that you can be kept up to date on any hiring campaigns.
Get your CV in . The most obvious approach to apply to job openings that you might have discovered and that meet your skills and expertise.
Here are some suggestions on submitting your application:
•Be sure that you follow the company’s instructions for receiving applications exactly as they might reject your CV if it has come via an unspecified channel.
•Include a well thought-through cover note. •Address the cover letter to the specific person (if possible).
•Keep your CV to a minimum. You can inform them on your CV summary that you have a more comprehensive CV available should they require it. Be sure to highlight key skills and achievements as they relate specifically to the job you are applying to.
•If the job advert asks for specific requirements to be met or to be included in either the cover note or CV, be sure to follow these instructions carefully.
•Mention your availability for interviews as well as your availability to take up employment should you be successful. •Take care to ensure that your CV is free from errors before submitting it.
If you know of someone that is currently working for the company, contact them and ask them if they could endorse or recommend you. If you are connected to employees of the company through via a professional platform such as LinkedIn, you could ask them to refer you to the hiring manager.
You may also want to consider contacting a recruitment agency that specialises in your industry and ask them to represent you by marketing your CV to the company that you want to work for.