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Self-Marketing in the Canadian Job Market

As Wikipedia states: “The career management process begins with setting goals/objectives. A relatively specific goal/objective must be formulated. This task may be quite difficult when the individual lacks knowledge of career opportunities and/or is not fully aware of their talents and abilities. However, the entire career management process is based on the establishment of defined goals/objectives whether specific or general in nature. Utilizing career assessments may be a critical step in identifying opportunities and career paths that most resonate with someone.”

In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps.

Here are some job search strategist

1.Do research about the companies you are applying to, take time to determine the best career choice and to keep a job-hunting spreadsheet.   By using the spreadsheet, you’ll quick access to everyone’s contact information and could quickly find the details you needed about people and jobs, instead of keeping track of dozens of business cards, e-mail messages and written notes.   Words of wisdom: In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps. “(It allowed me to have) a much more personalized approach and whenever communication would occur I could check the spreadsheet and know exactly where we left off.

Highlights  

•Use Facebook and its microtargeting ability to find help in your search.  

•Follow bloggers on Twitter to learn about the latest job openings.  

•Shadow an employee to learn about their job, and you might get noticed.

Smart strategy:

Turned to the microblogging service Twitter to see if   you can find the latest job postings. Do also  real-time Twitter searches by position and location (“executive assistant, Hamilton”) to pull up recent tweets.

One USA example also use in Canada:

Name: Marian Schembari Old gig: Freelance writing in New York and Connecticut New gig: Associate publicist at Jane Wesman Public Relations in New York Smart strategy: Instead of responding to an employer’s job posting, she posted an ad for herself on Facebook, the social networking site, and used its microtargeting capability to home in on people who were most likely to offer her a job.  

Her ad asked, “I want to work for Harper Collins, can you help?” Anyone identifying themselves as a company employee saw it on their page. Readers could click on a link that directed them to her resume. Though she wasn’t able to find work with Harper Collins, she did connect with 100 people in two weeks, including someone who was able to offer her a job.   Words of wisdom: Recognize that the best way to get a job isn’t always to apply for it directly.

“I wasted so much time writing perfect cover letters and sending them into the Internet abyss,” she says. “You have to get out there in a way that people will come to you, not the other way around.”

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Arranging a job before arrival to Canada

How to get pre-arranged employment in  Canada?

The role of your research is always being important if do correct research according to your desire then you always find correct. The second most important aspect that your curriculum vista and resume should be prepared affective that can be able to find something interesting for the employer and it should reached in correct hand. During searching job you would have enough information about the company that will help you in an interview.

The second best way to find a job in Canada  is through job search networking specially using the internet. Remember this: your ability to network to locate jobs is an important career skill to master. The internet  it is a great tool to be used in conjunction with other job search methods. There is still nothing like the old fashioned person to person networking. Creating a real life relationship is the best way to find a job.

FACTS

Don’t confused buying an AEO with arranged employment. Canadian High Commissions (CHC) is not stupid, in most cases dependen where you from they are refused.  Over 75% in ND and Hong Kong for AEO applicants.  Unlikely that you would get your money back if they promised you that.

In order to be considered for Arranged Employment, you must include the necessary documents (e.g., HRSDC confirmation) with your SW application at its time of submission. In other words, if you need the extra points (and/or the requirement for sufficient settlement funds to be waived), you must obtain and confirm an offer of indeterminant, full-time employment, within a Designated Occupation (for which your skills match), prior to considering a Skilled Worker application.

Now here´s the kicker – most Canadian employers will not consider hiring foreign nationals without status in Canada, as there are (typically) enough locals to fill the vacancies. However, if you have a unique skill set (particularly if you are in the IT industry), and/or a friend (or family member, friend of family member, etc) in a position to offer you arranged employment in Canada, then you may be one of the (very) lucky few who are able to make such arrangements.

More likely, this option of arranged employment is nothing more than a pipe dream, and you would be better off improving your score through some other means (e.g., improving your language skills, upgrading your education, etc), and/or increasing your net worth (please keep in mind that home equity, in many cases, can be considered when assessing one´s available settlement funds), rather than chasing this dream (sorry).

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Genuine arranged employment tips

 

Bridging Programs for Immigrants

Recognizing that newcomers with international credentials may need to upgrade their training to the Canadian context, several universities, colleges and not-for-profit organizations in Canada have developed “bridging programs.” These are designed specifically for foreign-trained professionals to bridge or adapt their skills from their country of origin to Canada, for both licensed and unlicensed professions.

Such programs enable immigrants to transition more quickly into the Canadian labour market by providing training that addresses specific needs and facilitates the recognition of foreign credentials. Without such programs, many immigrants would have to face complete reschooling, which is costly and time-consuming.
Such programs may provide you with the following:

1. An assessment of your education and skills
2. Hands-on workplace experience
3. Skills training or upgrading
4. Preparation for a certification examination
5. Specialized language training for your industry
Generally, you have to pay a fee for these programs, as they are not part of the free basic ESL and job search programs available through immigrant settlement agencies.
Finding a bridging program

To find a bridging program, you’ll have to do a little digging online and through word of mouth. There is not one centralized location that lists all bridging programs in Canada.
If you’re in Ontario, the Ontario government immigration website is a good place to start (see http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/working/OI_BRIDGE.html).

In other parts of the country, the list of bridging programs may not be as well organized, and you might have to search individual colleges and universities to see what they have to offer.
Check the Internship Program expanded–the FIN Program

Clergy Jobs in Canada

Clergy Jobs: Working temporarily in Canada: Jobs that do not require a work permit
You may not need a work permit if you fall into one of the following categories:

•Athletes and coaches
•Aviation accident or incident investigators
•Business visitors
•Civil aviation inspectors
Clergy
•Convention organizers
•Crew members
•Emergency service providers
•Examiners and evaluators
•Expert witnesses or investigators
•Family members of foreign representatives
•Foreign government officers
•Foreign representatives
•Health-care students
•Judges, referees and similar officials
•Military personnel
•News reporters, film and media crews
•Performing artists
•Public speakers
•Students working on campus

Speaking of Clergy Jobs

Clergy jobs offers one of the widest varieties of occupational choices due to the fact that so many organizations and religious/spiritual groups employ members of the clergy in addition to numerous denominations that incorporate the clergy.
Members of the clergy are expected to uphold the beliefs and tenants of the religion they have chose and are additionally expected to live a moral and blameless life. This in and of itself can be very stressful.

The working hours for members of the clergy are seldom regular and many times include late night and weekend work as well as holidays. Most full time clergy find that they often work in excess of 60 hours per week preparing sermons and talking with members of their congregation.

The job duties of the clergy may also include:

•Family counseling
•Marital counseling
•Visiting the sick & elderly

It is important to recognize that some faiths have very strict restrictions regarding who may become a member of the clergy. Despite our modern age, many faiths still do not allow women to enter the clergy.

 
Employment Prospects for Clergy Jobs
There are numerous employment opportunities for members of the clergy; although some will face more competition than others. At the current time, the trend is toward large urban spiritual centers and it is anticipated that this will be the site for the most growth as well as the most competition. Besides various spiritual and worship centers, churches and temples individuals may find employment as members of the clergy with branches of the armed services serving as chaplains.
Seminaries and universities also employ members of the clergy to serve in both administrative and instructional capacities.  Each of the major and minor religions provide opportunity to enter the clergy; however some groups have significantly more opportunity than others. The Christian religion only has more than 70 different denominations! but there plenty of opportunities in  the Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim religions too .

Job Search for Clergy Jobs
Opportunities in the clergy field can be located in a number of different ways.

In some cases, a congregation or a committee representing the congregation will issue an open call for a pastor or clergy member. If an individual is attending seminary or some other university devoted to training for the clergy then they may check with senior professors to learn about opportunities.

Each religion, and denomination within that religion, generally has very specific entrance requirements for entering the field. The best advice for a person considering this as a clergy vocation  is to chat with a member of their own clergy regarding requirements.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

High Demand Jobs in Canada…. Menial Jobs?

High Demand Jobs in Canada

Here is the list of HIGH DEMAND JOBS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS by Immigration Canada:

Roofers & Shinglers
Chefs
Carpenters
Cabinetmakers
Tool & Die Makers
Bricklayers
Construction
Welders

Mining Engineers
Oil & Gas Workers
Mechanical Engineers
Cooks
Registered Nurses
Cement Finishers
Automotive
Healthcare
They all are skilled professions or trades*, some of those positions that require a license/papers by the unions or provinces will have to take the course or write the exam all over again when they reach Canada.
Others:

Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse: $19,780
Ushers, Lobby Attendants & Ticket Takers: $19,610

Amusement & Recreation Attendants: $19,450
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge & Coffee Shop: $19,190
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge & Coffee Shop: $19,190

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession & Coffee Shop: $18,990
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants, Bartender Helpers: $18,900
Shampooers: $18,890
Dishwashers: $18,3390
Fast Food Cooks: $18,230
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food: $18,120
Garbage collection is low paying unless backed by a union. Harvesting food is low paying unless a union is behind the pickers. Housekeepi­ng is poorly paid. Food preparatio­n is low paid. Serving food is low paid in most places.

Seafarers, nurses, caregivers and domestic helpers, also  Chefs can be found on resorts, cruise liners and in hospitals and military camps in the Canadian East & West Coast.

Finding a “real” job is a full time job.  If you have a part time job to make some money, cool. If you take one full time, you can end up putting in too much time and effort and before you know it, you’re a “Starbucks Employee” instead of a “Systems Analyst”.

Is menial work bad? No. I’m saying it’s great. It won’t put food on your table (or it might in your case) but it’s a job, it gives you experience. And you know what the best thing is? If something opens up you can always move on.

Recruiters these days aggressively research their candidates. LinkedIn is a place where they find serious candidates, and so you want to keep yuor profile as current as possible. Plus, frequently updating your profile increases its appeal and visibility.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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How to get a Canadian offer letter with excellent salary?

Evaluating Canadian job offers can be unsettling, especially if you have only a vague idea of what you want from employers. You’ll have to do a personal-needs assessment before you can judge whether an offer is right for you. Here’s a three-step process for developing your own job-offer-evaluation checklist.

  • Research Canadian jobs, places, industries and culture and apply to all related jobs.
  • Search companies websites about specific jobs openings.
  • Get a Canadian visa.
  • Arrange for telephone interviews or at least a dialogue with a Canadian consultants and companies.
  • Prepared yourself extensively for interview in the chosen field or chosen market.
  • Request that the job offer be outlined in writing. Until you have the offer in writing, you have nothing. A verbal offer can be withdrawn-it happens all the time. Furthermore, having the offer in writing ensures that there will be questions later on about what was initially agreed upon. The offer letter normally consists of the following items:
  • 1.Job title
    2.Base salary
    3.Incentive compensation (if any)
    4.Agreements as to salary and/or performance reviews
    5.Starting date
     

Coming to Canada with a job in place or go independent or choose a franchise as immigrant entreprenuer  will make a huge difference for any immigrant.

Job-offer-evaluation checklist

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

  

Untapped Hidden Canadian Job Market

Untapped Hidden Canadian Job Market

Fewer than five percent of all job seekers have been taught the most effective ways to look for work. “So what?” You may say, “everyone knows to…”
check newspaper want ads
eMail résumés
visit private and public employment agencies
use other resources such as school placement offices, union halls, headhunters, professional organizations, etc. Here a couple of effective approaches.

 

1. DIRECT CONTACT WITH EMPLOYERS

A very efficient method is to prepare for direct contacts by targeting potential  Canadian employers. The first step is to locate resources such as business directories, Chamber of Commerce membership rosters, trade journals, etc

2. NETWORKING

Don’t be shy. Tell your contacts about your skills and job ojectives. Better yet, give them copies of your PERSONAL BUSINESS CARD or ONLINE PORTAFOLIO. Remember that most jobs are never advertised… do your best to show you have a presence in Canada. We recomend arranging a Canadian email  and phone-based  account, as that shows permanence in the Canadian market, as well as an area code for your phone number. More here

Being in the right place at the right time is often no more than the result of knowing the right person. That right person just might be the wife of your banker, the next door neighbor of your hairdresser, or the dentist of your daughter.

3. HAVE YOUR RESUME READY

Resumes that work in Canada

Once you have your resume and cover letter prepared you can do all of your prospecting and follow-up form the comfort of your kitchen table. Not only will this method place you at the front line, but you’ll uncover the vast reservoir of the available jobs others will never know exist.

  • Arm yourself with a professional resume.
  • Research the appropiate chosen field   and prepared a file card for each applicable listing.
  • At home you can , qualify your prospect Canadian listings   according to your priority, location, personal knowledge , company size etc.
  • Then beging your phone prospecting campaign to locate those jobs opportunities  that will never appear in the classifieds or job sites. Practice with 2nd or 3rd priorities. Get past the recepcionist to your key contact. Be sure to verify this person’s name, title, spelling and address for your cover letter.
  • Follow-up each positive response by mailing your resume and a customized cover letter within 24 hours.
  • Follow-up and Record Keeping: No matter what job search strategies you choose, follow-up and record keeping are important for success. Maintain a careful record of all interviews, thank-you notes sent, referrals made and follow-up actions. Job seekers who fail to maintain this information often lose valuable contacts as well as credibility with prospective employers.
  • Five days after email your resume or online portafolio, call the person to whom you emailed your resume to make sure it has been received. This would also be a good time to inquire about what action, if any has been taken and when you might expect an interview. Handled properly this call will:
  1. Remind them of your name
  2. Reinforce your sincere interest in their job opening
  3. Stimulate Action

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.