This is bad job search advice for new Canadians (Part 3 of 3).
Bad Advice: “Spend all your time writing a great resume.”
Spending all your time focused on writing your resume is not a guarantee to get a job in Canada. Yes, a resume is a key part of the job search process for international students and newcomers (of course)!
And having a strong Canadian style resume is important.
But your resume is just one piece of your overall marketing campaign in the job search process.
Better advice: “Balance time spent between resume writing and truly understanding your job search and career goals.”
Before writing your resume, you should have a handle on your career goals and what you want to achieve. A great place to start with this is by finding career clarity.
This is a 5-step process where you define your values, what you’re good at, what you want to do and create a clear action plan. This is the strategy you set for yourself before doing anything else in the job search.
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I want to help you get the job of your dreams, no matter your race or where you’re from. I know first-hand that racism shows up in the workplace in lots of ways. It’s the hiring manager who uses the n-word. It’s the colleagues who make off-colour remarks because they think I’m white, like them. It’s those vague but powerful prejudices that run like currents below the surface of office politics.
It’s f***wrong. But so is perpetuating the dishonesty that bias is history. So I’ve taken everything from my personal and professional experiences to create programs that confront racism head-on to move the dial for BIPOC people. If BLM has taught us anything, it’s that pretending racism doesn’t exist is one of the most dangerous attitudes of all.
I’m an award-winning University Instructor, MBA, Chartered Professional in Human Resources and Senior Certified Human Resources Professional.
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