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vlsi54199

Balitmore-Toronto
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Posted - 06/04/2003 :  02:47:09  Show Profile
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Just curious b/c I cannot find a job, they might be able to help all of us unemployed [:(]

A-M

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Posted - 06/06/2003 :  10:46:07  Show Profile

Hiya,

Recruiters and placement agencies can indeed help you find job. Some provide services in specific industries (e.g. IT, Health Care, etc.) so keep that in mind when do your search or make your first contact.

This article http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4000183 is a good source of information and it contains a link to the Directory of Canadian Recruiters, which we hope will provide you with further information.

If anyone has tips that can help please feel free to share them with us.


Flyer

toronto
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Posted - 06/09/2003 :  13:43:26  Show Profile
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[?] Just curious b/c I cannot find a job, they might be able to help all of us unemployed [:(]


If a recruiter works for you, great. But....very very very careful. You are vulnerable to being cheated by one of the small minority of theiving recruiting agencies..

And...if you get a job with a recruiter, make sure you learn how to find a job before you are next laid off, fired, or quit. Otherwise, you will have to give them your money again and again and again.........[V]



Just my two cents from somewhere in Toronto,

Flyer

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Ontario
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Posted - 06/09/2003 :  13:49:38  Show Profile
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If a recruiter works for you, great. But....very very very careful. You are vulnerable to being cheated by one of the small minority of theiving recruiting agencies...And...if you get a job with a recruiter, make sure you learn how to find a job before you are next laid off, fired, or quit. Otherwise, you will have to give them your money again and again and again...
Exactly right. Which is why we say in the article A-M linked to:

"You should not pay any money to these agencies. Employment agencies make their money by charging the company that is looking for someone, or they may take a small percentage of your wage. If someone says you need to pay first for a job you should be very careful and find out more before you give any money to anyone.

Before you apply to an agency check to make sure that the agency can really place you in your field."

Do your homework and be sure you know the reputation of the company you are dealing with.

As well, as Flyer indicates, be sure that you have an understanding of how to find work, don't just rely on employment agencies. You can find out more about the job search process and where to get FREE or low cost help here:

Finding a Job

http://www.settlement.org/site/EM/finding_a_job.asp

I hope this information is helpful.

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anna13k

Toronto
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Posted - 07/04/2003 :  15:02:25  Show Profile
Hi.

I'm Anna and I very happy that I've found your forum. The same problems.

I'm here for 1,5 month and I'm looking for a job. I have a contract position but with this experience I can't find the job. The job that I want.

Every day I spend more than 8 hours in Internet and looking for jobs, and from my opinion there are no many jobs here for IT prefessionals.

Moderator

Ontario
11855 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2003 :  15:31:58  Show Profile
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I'm here for 1,5 month and I'm looking for a job. I have a contract position but with this experience I can't find the job. The job that I want. Every day I spend more than 8 hours in Internet and looking for jobs, and from my opinion there are no many jobs here for IT prefessionals.
Finding an IT job can be difficult right now, depending on your specific IT skills. It's all about what skills are in demand and your ability to show an employer how you can do the work they need done.

I would suggest that you get some help with your job search, including how to approach employers and convince them that you are the right person for the job.

You are in Toronto. There are employment programs in Toronto that can help you to find work, do labour market research to make sure that your skills are in demand by employers and help you to do your job search. Contact them to find out more. You can find a list of organizations in our Ontario by Region section:

[R]http://www.settlement.org/sys/regions_detail.asp?doc_id=1003043#EM

You can find some useful information about the current situation in the IT sector by reading some of the recent reports on the Software Human Resource Council's (SHRC) web site:

http://www.shrc.ca/lmi/reports/reports.html

and on the Information Technology Association of Canada web site.

You may also want to contact any agencies that specialize in placing IT professionals in Toronto. Here are some:

Tek-Search
http://www.teksearch.net/index.htm

Dice.com
http://www.dice.com/

CanadaIT.com
http://www.canadait.com/

SkillNet.ca
http://www.skillnet.ca/

Find more job listing web sites here:

Where can I find jobs on the Internet?
http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4000253

I hope this information is helpful.

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Marco
Content Coordinator
Settlement.Org

   
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