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Amy Zahran

Moved to Canada 8 years ago from Egypt

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Tips on writing your first Canadian style resume

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 2:44:00 PM / by Amy Zahran posted in working in canada, After You Arrive, Before You Arrive

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Hiring managers see a lot of resumes every day.  You should spend some time thinking about how you can make yours stand out.  I always try to make sure that there is something in my Canadian style resume that makes it unique and memorable.  Of course I always make sure that I cover off everything that is listed in job description in terms of professional requirements too.  I just like to add my hobbies and interests to make me seem more like a person and less of just a list of achievements and work history.

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How to write the perfect Canadian style resume for any job

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 2:27:00 AM / by Amy Zahran posted in working in canada

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Writing a Canadian style resume can be a challenge for a lot of newcomers, it certainly was for me. I found that I needed to make a lot of big changes to how I approached my job search when I landed in Canada. 

There will be lots of people out there telling you what you need to put into your resume, lots of tips and tricks and 7 steps to writing the perfect resume, but few will focus on what NOT to include. Hiring managers in Canada see hundreds if not thousands of resumes each year, not only does yours need to stand out above the rest, it also needs to steer clear of these common missteps.  

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Make sure that you get a call back from your Canadian job application

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 AM / by Amy Zahran posted in After You Arrive

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Applying for work in Canada as a newcomer can sometimes feel like an uphill battle.  It is very important that you stay positive and do not let yourself be worn down though a lack of response to the applications that you submit.  Or the rejection of not being able to advance through to the second stage of interviews.  You should view every one of these as a way to improve your job search ability so that the next time you apply for a job, you have an even greater chance of getting it.

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