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The Immigrant Worker

Changing Job Market, An Immigrant's Story
Employee's Workplace, Entrepreneur's Workplace, The Immigrant Worker

The Changing Job Market: An Immigrant’s Story

While contemplating becoming an immigrant in Canada, I decided to move for several reasons and if I’m being honest, I had to consider whether my career will still be in line. 

Thankfully, I was already certain that I didn’t want to go ahead with practicing law so that was out of the way – no need for re-evaluation, articulation, re-examination, re-qualification and believe me, I was excited.

But choosing a career also bothered me a great deal. I didn’t want to start one that I will detest, another life where I feel trapped in a career that I didn’t enjoy and I knew would dwindle in the long run. One where I felt like I wasn’t making use of my passions and talents.

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Happy December!!

I still can’t believe that the year is almost over. It’s been an interesting one I bet you. So much has been learned and I’m still learning. But most importantly, I’m excited to have had the opportunity to share a lot with you via this platform.

It’s one of the best things that have happened to me this year.

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The Immigrant Worker

Why Some Immigrants Struggle to Find Employment

*This is a collaborative post.

If you plan to move to a new country in the future or you’re an immigrant right now, this article will help to highlight some of the issues that could stand in your way when looking for a job.

In most instances, the problems migrants face relate to communication. However, some other stumbling blocks could prevent you from starting a new life and earning a salary for your family.

Most of my posts focus so much on communication because it’s no fuss. And it’s really absurd how some people treat a person who can’t communicate in a certain language forgetting that if this person were communicating in his/ her mother tongue, the situation will be a whole lot different.

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Working abroad overseas
New Worker, The Immigrant Worker

Challenges you Better be Ready for if you Want to Work Overseas

Working halfway across the world is a dream come true for many people who want to get more from their career than a wage. There’s plenty of proof that it works, as well. People have been seeking and finding lives all across the world and in more ways than you might think.

If you think you’ve found that dream opportunity, you might be tempted to leap on in. However, there are real challenges to face when working overseas and opportunities that many fail to catch. Get ready for them and you can be one of the success stories, not one of the horror stories.

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Learning about life when working abroad
Inspiration, The Immigrant Worker

Learning About Life When Working Abroad

*This is a collaborative post.

Somethings in life are not for everyone. That has to be the caveat I’ll start with because hurling yourself into a new job in a new country that is saturated with new cultures and ways of doing things is not everyone’s mug of Earl Grey.

It can’t be.

But for those that have decided this is the route they want to go, wow, it is one of the most amazing ways of boosting your career and one of the most exciting ways to grow as a person.

Having the right attitude may only be part of it, but it’s definitely the foundation you need in order to make a success of your decision, especially when you hit that three-month wall.

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The Immigrant Worker

How to Communicate Better as an Immigrant | Canadians HAD NO CLUE what I was Saying!!

This video is real. I’m sharing the challenges I’ve had to deal with as an immigrant in the workplace and communication seems to top the chart. I also share tips that have helped me communicate better as an immigrant in this new video.

I tell true stories and of course, I don’t end it there. Watch the full vlog and chitchat and let me know what you think in the comment section. I love it when I hear back from you. I hope you enjoy and learn something from my experience.

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Inspiration, The Immigrant Worker

The Casa Loma vlog | Museum | Weekend Escape

I’m taking you along with me to Casa Loma. it’s a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto, now a museum and landmark. It was built as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt.

Casa Loma was constructed from 1911 to 1914. I’m sharing another weekend with you, giving you the highlights, reminding you to have fun on weekends, and hoping that you also create an intersection between work and life!

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The Immigrant Worker

Making Career Decisions as an Immigrant (Life as an Immigrant in the Workplace)

I receive a number of emails from readers frequently related to life as an immigrant in the workplace. It’s really humbling to know that many of you find me worthy enough to share your stories with. What triggered my blogging journey was the need to have space where I could share challenges I was going through as a young person in the workforce.

I had always felt lost in the workplace for a long time and after deciding to pursue a career in HR, I thought it’ll be great to possibly share my discoveries and how I’ve learned to overcome several workplace challenges, as well as share HR tips I had come to learn.

I’m still finding my grounding in this thing called work-life. Every day is another opportunity to try a new experiment on me as the ‘lab rat’.

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The Immigrant Worker

7 Tips to Get your Dream Job as an Immigrant

Deciding to become an immigrant is one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make.

It wasn’t easy to pack up my bags and decide to relocate to Canada. I don’t want to think that many people relocate to a new country without making concrete plans on how to survive in the new environment.

It’s so much of a serious decision, but I think that many people don’t know the proper ways to go about delicate things or what to expect. Also, they probably become frustrated at some point because everything seems different and not everyone has a great coping mechanism.

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