With focus and motivation, it’s possible to find the right jobs in Canada for you. It’s important to plan thoroughly so you can accomplish this crucial part of the moving process.
These tips have been compiled for you based on our experience and lots of feedback from our loyal contributors. Please read them, understand them, and apply them, so you can plan for success.
1. Your Resume (or ‘CV’)
Ensure you have carefully read our Resume Format in Canada section before sending your resume to employers. Poorly written resumes will hinder you from making an impact. Read these tips carefully, ensure you understand the objective, and apply these simple concepts to help your resume impress an employer. Your resume is the all-important first impression, so don’t fall short at this crucial first step when applying for jobs in Canada.
When you’re called for an interview, prepare using our article on the 57 interview questions you could be asked. If you’d like a professional to review your resume and point out where it could be improved, consider our Resume Evaluation service.
2. Be selective
In many professions, responding to ads in the paper and over the internet are the least effective ways to find jobs in Canada. Be selective in your job search. Do not blanket bomb 30 companies with the same resume and cover letter, as managers in companies talk. This is a common mistake that people make. Networking, cold calling, and informational interviews are much more effective ways to distribute your resume.
3. Be enthusiastic
Always ensure you have a contact for the company and follow up within a week of submitting your resume to show your interest. “Thank-you” emails after an interview set you apart from other candidates applying for jobs in Canada.
Tip: Hand-written notes are seldom seen nowadays, so use them to differentiate yourself.