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How to land a job in Canada


If you know where to look, there are numerous opportunities in today’s job market, whether you are a newcomer or new graduate, seasoned professional or retiree looking to go back to work.

Here are some tips to help you have an edge in your job applications.

Know what you want. It seems obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many job seekers go into their interviews without a clear vision of what they are looking for in a prospective position. Do your homework beforehand and think about what you’re good at. It’s important to come to your interviews genuinely prepared to answer questions such as “Why are you interested in this industry?” and “What makes you right for this position?”

Do some volunteer work. Pick a cause that interests you and take on a new volunteer gig. It’s a great way to build up your resumé, and there are very few organizations that will turn you down. You never know who you might meet and what doors could open.

Speak up! Let people know you’re on the hunt for a new job. Some of the best positions often aren’t promoted online, so it’s a good idea to ask friends, family and coworkers from past jobs if they can connect you to someone who is hiring.

Look for growing industries. Don’t limit your options – look into industries that are actually hiring. Did you know that the food and beverage processing sector in Ontario is the largest manufacturing employer in the province?

Check out some of the skills you can put to use in the industry at www.tasteyourfuture.ca.                                                                  

– News Canada

Posted: May 11, 2020

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