For landing a job in Canada or for that matter anywhere in the world the basic requirement would always be good academic qualification and experience. But there is a third factor that is equally crucial in deciding whether you get a job or not and is mostly overlooked. That factor is your approach. The way you approach the job market can also play a deciding role whether you get the job you want or not.
Using Social Media Platforms For Job Hunting
Social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn can help you get the right kind of information for landing your first job in Canada. It is highly essential that you start job hunting even before entering the country. By going through the posts on Facebook shared by other immigrants who are now settled in Canada, you can get a good idea about the actual job-scenario in Canada.
Since the job market in Canada especially in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is very saturated and competitive you must dig out all the details related to your field. How is the competition in your field in GTA, is there a scope for your kind of profession in Canada, and which province has the highest vacancies and best payments. Using LinkedIn and Workopolis extensively can be a good way to find your first job in Canada.
The Easy Apply feature on LinkedIn helps you to send a resume in one click to the employer. Reaching out to the employers via LinkedIn and also applying on their corporate websites can be a good way to directly get in connection with these companies. Getting a Canadian virtual number will make you easily accessible to prospective employers.
Be Ready To Receive Late Night Calls, Prepare Yourself For Telephonic and In-Person Interviews
It is advisable to start applying for your first job in Canada while you are still in your country. Importantly, since the employers won’t have any idea whether you are calling from inside Canada or outside they may call you at night hours which usually is daytime in Canada. So try to be available on the telephone during the working hours of Canada so that you do not lose on a good opportunity.
After applying at several places you may get some job offers. However, chances are that you may not qualify for the job if your interview skills are not to the point. For getting a job anywhere across the world, you need to ace both the telephonic interview as well as the in-person interview. Joining a crash course to improve your personal skills will help you approach the interview with more confidence.
So getting your first job in Canada is not always about your education and experience but it is also about how prepared you are for the interview.