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rasca58

Toronto
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Posted - 10/10/2010 :  09:42:33  Show Profile
1. Register on www.linkedin.com - Develop your profile and pay attention to LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed My Profile?" feature. An effective profile would attract at least 50 views per week. Use your public profile link on calling cards and resume.

2. Register with www.thementoringpartnership.com - If you have no arrived in Canada, visit www.CanadaInfoNet.org

3. Go to www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/databases for a list of all databases and online resources available through the Toronto Public Library. They have some pretty amazing sources to source companies information (ex. CorpTech, Financial Post (FP) Advisor, Scott's Business Directories)

4. Use (free) online publishing sites like www.scribd.com or www.issuu.com to upload your portfolio (an organized presentation of your education, work samples, and skills), or create a short presentation of your academic credentials or other relevant documents.

5. Prepare 'Text Only' and .PDF versions of your resume

6. Save/store role descriptions (not just the web links) of the jobs you apply for along with the version of the resume you used and the application date.

7. Revisit your MS Office (2003, 2007 and/or 2010) and typing skills - If applicable, try the previous hyperlinks or link to www.gcflearnfree.org

8. Create an account, develop a profile and upload your resume on www.workopolis.com + Remember these two rules:

a.) When applying, use both keywords and their synonyms from the job posting in your application. Do not be afraid of using them repeatedly.

b.) Reload your resume into the system every 7 calendar days and don't forget to change the file's name every time you do this.

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Ontario
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Posted - 10/22/2010 :  15:51:58  Show Profile
Hello Rasca58,

Thanks again for sharing this type of valuable information. We really appreciate your contribution to the Settlement.Org Discussion Forum.

This information is helpful and useful to us and to other users.

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aozkan

Ottawa
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Posted - 11/12/2010 :  15:51:45  Show Profile
Thanks for sharing this valuable info.
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1. Register on www.linkedin.com - Develop your profile and pay attention to LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed My Profile?" feature. An effective profile would attract at least 50 views per week. Use your public profile link on calling cards and resume.

2. Register with www.thementoringpartnership.com - If you have no arrived in Canada, visit www.CanadaInfoNet.org

3. Go to www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/databases for a list of all databases and online resources available through the Toronto Public Library. They have some pretty amazing sources to source companies information (ex. CorpTech, Financial Post (FP) Advisor, Scott's Business Directories)

4. Use (free) online publishing sites like www.scribd.com or www.issuu.com to upload your portfolio (an organized presentation of your education, work samples, and skills), or create a short presentation of your academic credentials or other relevant documents.

5. Prepare 'Text Only' and .PDF versions of your resume

6. Save/store role descriptions (not just the web links) of the jobs you apply for along with the version of the resume you used and the application date.

7. Revisit your MS Office (2003, 2007 and/or 2010) and typing skills - If applicable, try the previous hyperlinks or link to www.gcflearnfree.org

8. Create an account, develop a profile and upload your resume on www.workopolis.com + Remember these two rules:

a.) When applying, use both keywords and their synonyms from the job posting in your application. Do not be afraid of using them repeatedly.

b.) Reload your resume into the system every 7 calendar days and don't forget to change the file's name every time you do this.

rasca58
http://tinyurl.com/rasca58


thezieglers

Ottawa, ON
61 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2010 :  14:32:19  Show Profile
Good post!

I wrote about 7 simple ways to land a job in Canada that could be added to rasca's tip for sure!

You can find the post here: http://ow.ly/3a70B

Enjoy!

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Mr.G
@thezieglersblog
www.thezieglersblog.com

   
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