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How To Land a Job in Tech If You are not Technical

With the changing world of work, it’s a good time to get into tech. However, we’ve come to realize that some people aren’t sure how to get into tech or where to begin.

Those who don’t have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical) background don’t understand how they fit in, are too scared to get in, or don’t know the right way to move into the industry.

In this article, we will clarify this with the aim of keeping you better informed. If you are interested in the tech space but don’t know how to code, if you are open to becoming technical or if you want to learn how to code, this is an article to read.

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Interview Preparation 101: How To Excel

Getting into the job market or preparing for an interview as an immigrant can be a different experience. You are a newcomer with no network in your new country, little or no work experience, and need to learn the ropes in a new environment.

In this article, we will discuss how to prepare and excel in an interview as an immigrant. We will also share how to prepare for an interview here in Canada as the hiring process may be different than what you are used to.

We will make use of a case study to give you a step-by-step approach that you can apply to your job search strategy.

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Step-By-Step Guide: Resume Format For The US & Canadian Job Market

Your resume format is key to landing a job in Canada or the US and ultimately growing your career. Employers will determine your suitability for a role using your resume or in some cases your LinkedIn profile accompanied by a resume.

Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reading this document. It’s therefore really important for you to get the recruiter’s attention by sticking to the Canadian or US resume format.

In this article, we will use a case study to provide you with the approach to use in crafting out a resume that not only meets the Canadian or US resume format but equally helps you land an interview in many companies.

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How To Get Recruiters Attention Using LinkedIn When Job Hunting

In Canada, networking is taken seriously and most job positions are filled via referrals from contacts to recruiters. As a newcomer who barely has connections or relationships within the country, how can you get your resume to the top of the pile? The answer is simple: by leveraging technology as your tool for networking.

In a previous article, we detailed a step-by-step approach to perfect your LinkedIn profile for the Canadian labour market. In this article, we’ll be sharing how to reach out to recruiters using your stellar profile you have been able to build on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool that if used properly can help make your job search successful and this post will definitely show you the tricks. It’s a simple method that many people overlook, but that’s why we are here to bring your attention to these tricks!

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Career Change, Getting Ahead, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

Step-By-Step Guide: Perfect LinkedIn Profile For The US & Canadian Labour Market

LinkedIn has become a powerful online tool for every professional looking to pivot their career. Canadian and US immigrants shouldn’t be left out of this and that’s why we have created this step-by-step guide to help you take your LinkedIn account to the next level.

Did you know that these days, recruiters may not require your resume? They go straight to do a quick LinkedIn search, discover talent, and contact them via LinkedIn! You don’t want to be missing out on your next role simply because you failed to take LinkedIn seriously.

As a new immigrant who doesn’t have strong personal networks, LinkedIn is an avenue for you to network and expand your contact reach to land a suitable role.

Don’t worry, we have the details for you to land that dream job in this carefully crafted step-by-step guide.

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Tips For Career Change During The Pandemic

It’s easier to make a career change during the pandemic with arguable reasons both socially and professionally. If you’ve been laid off recently, this might be a good time to rethink your career path.

Career change or industry change is not an easy task and requires effort, especially because getting a new job in your current industry may be hard enough. However, it’s not an impossible feat. It’s achievable. The most important thing is planning ahead for this adventurous journey.

For the purpose of this article, we will be considering both a change in career role or a change in the industry. So still within the same career line but entirely different industry. For example from a practicing accountant to a consultant in a software company. On the other hand, still an accountant but now leaving an accounting firm to become an accountant for a software company.

This post has been designed to fit just about any industry and will be beneficial to anyone currently working towards a career change especially during these unprecedented times. Here are tips to help you successfully begin a career change or transition.

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7 Realistic Ways To Job Hunt During The Pandemic

It’s no news that a number of industries within Canada and around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even with this, there are still a number of companies that are hiring. With a number of Canadians are being laid off during the COVID-19 outbreak, people who have been looking for work are finding it even more challenging.

There has been a decline in job postings to about over 5 percent. Employment fell by more than one million in March (-1,011,000 or -5.3%). While this isn’t good news, we can choose to look at it from a positive angle knowing that there is still aa number of jobs still being posted. For one, there are still roles in agriculture, IT, e-commerce, and a couple other areas.
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7 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job Due to COVID-19

When there is an economic downturn like COVID-19 one of the things most companies do is have a review of their expenses and strategize on how to cut down their expenses. Most often than not this results in cutting down the number of staff for the company.

Most often, self-funded companies might hold off in doing this since many times these are old companies that might have experienced hardship in the past and have planned ahead for the worst-case scenarios. However, companies with external investment in most cases may have their investors bringing up the conversation of layoffs since they have an interest in the company.

The impact of coronavirus is being felt globally, not just in Canada. Many businesses are being forced to close down permanently, or better yet, temporarily. If you’ve been affected by the pandemic, it can be a tough time mentally and emotionally, and that is why we’ve written this post for you.

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Smarter Ways to Find Your Dream Job

If you want to build a fulfilling and rewarding career, you’ll need to find your dream job. Of course, it isn’t always easy to decide exactly what you want to do. Furthermore, you may need to meet specific criteria or obtain particular qualifications before you can begin your dream role. 

Fortunately, there are smarter ways to find your dream job than merely applying for jobs endlessly. To give yourself a head-start in the job market, take a look at these top tips now.

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Six Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

The job market is a competitive place and applying for jobs can be tough. Getting to interview alone can feel impossible sometimes, so you need to make sure your resume stands out. More people are applying for the same jobs in most industries, and you’re likely to be up against people with very similar qualifications and experience.

Your resume needs to push you above these people so the person hiring can see why you should be the one they bring in to interview. Here’s how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. 

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