There is no way around it. No matter how successful you are, you will eventually face feedback. After all, nobody’s perfect! It may be from customers, colleagues, employees, management, family, or friends. This could be in the form of a casual conversation about a project you … Read more
Prior to moving to Alberta, Canada, Chinwendu Okereke- Azike had built a successful career as a banker in Nigeria. She had eight years’ experience under her belt – developing innovative and ground-breaking customer service solutions for her employers. Even though she was confident in her … Read more
Job searching can be a long and stressful activity. I have often heard it referred to as a full-time job in itself. This really is true! With the amount of time you take to search out opportunities, do research and target your resumes and cover … Read more
It’s a Monday morning and the office is full of employees arriving for a new work week. All across the office, small groups of people gather to take part in a very common Canadian custom- the weekend de-brief. If you took the time to listen … Read more
Canada Day is here! A day to celebrate Canadian history, culture and achievements as well as reflect on our past. And there are many activities and events in communities across the country including concerts, parades and fireworks. The celebration was originally known as Dominion Day, … Read more
For many newcomers to Canada, writing a resume that fits Canadian standards is the first small step towards the search for employment. A lot of effort is put into making sure that technical skills are highlighted properly. These skills (also called hard skills) refer to … Read more
You have made your move to Canada. You have gotten settled, perfected your resume and are applying to jobs. You even get an interview! What next? Preparation is key and there are many ways to prepare for your interview. Here are a few to consider: … Read more
You’re brand new to an area or field and looking to get started. What do you do? All the advice says to start networking and gathering information but how do you do that? One great way are informational interviews. An informational interview is an informal … Read more
Why should you volunteer? Volunteering has many benefits. You can make connections that will help you in your job search. Through volunteering you can; gain Canadian experience and Canadian references that can vouch for your work. You can expand your community, create an employment network, attain references etc. It will help develop your network of people who can point you or recommend you to jobs. You can have references who can vouch for your work in a Canadian workplace. Not only suitable for employment it can also be a way to meet people and create friendships in a new community.
After just few months of waiting, we had our long-desired passport request email and we were advised by IRCC to go through with some pre-arrival sessions. Honestly, we attended sessions of few organizations, but SOPA was the best among all. SOPA has a very structured process, outstandingly helpful facilitators and amazing online resources.