Daisy Wright, Job Search Expert for Canada
Canadian citizen Daisy Wright is an award-winning career coach, resume writer, and author of all editions of her very well-regarded book "No Canadian Experience, Eh? A Career Success Guide for New Immigrants" a guide for people outside of Canada to successfully find jobs inside Canada.
Each year, Canada welcomes approximately 250,000 new immigrants, and it has been a challenge for them to find positions commensurate with their qualifications.
To help people meet those challenges, Daisy, a Certified Career Management Coach, published No Canadian Experience, Eh? As one book publisher remarked at the time, "I was pleasantly surprised to see so much valuable information for a segment of the population that was largely ignored in regards to the job search."
Daisy is the founder of The Wright Career Solution, where she assists executives, managers, and other job-seeking professionals with their resumes, cover letters, social media profiles, and interview preparation. Daisy can be found blogging at Career Musings, hanging around in CareerTips2Go Cafe as the resident "Coach-on-Call," or tweeting as @CareerTips2Go and @NoCdnExperience.
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Articles by Daisy Wright
Canadian Job Search Home:
- Canadian Job Search Home
Canada and the United States share the longest common undefended border, officially known as the International Boundary, between any two countries. Because of this proximity, it is often said, in jest, that if the US sneezes, Canada catches a cold.
Conducting a Canadian Job Search:
- Canada's Immigration Rules
For decades foreign educated immigrants to Canada have suffered from underemployment, being told – overtly and covertly – that they lack Canadian work experience, notwithstanding the fact their prior work experience played a major role in their selection. The Federal Government has long ago realized the problem and has now made significant changes to the way it selects new immigrants.
- Canada's SIN Cards
"What is your SIN?" This normal question could startle any job seeker and have them wondering what his or her "sins" have to do with getting a job. In Canada, this is a legitimate question.
- High-Demand Jobs for Canada's Oil Patch Region
Canadian Business recently reviewed 600 jobs tracked by Statistics Canada (StatCan), and selected the top 10 jobs in Canada that had the best combination of high wages and employment growth over the past five years. By the way, these oil-patch jobs have nothing to do with the Keystone Pipeline project, which is currently a topic of political discussion in this U.S. election year.
- Caution! Watch Out for the Differences in Canadian and American Spelling
Although it might not be well known, there are subtle differences between Canadian and American spelling of many words, and when it comes to the job search, it could be the deciding factor in landing a job.
- Job Search in Quebec: The French Factor
Although there's a heavy French influence in New Brunswick and some other areas of Atlantic Canada, Quebec is regarded as the heart of French Canada. As such, a job seeker who is fluent in English and French has a clear advantage in the province.
- NAFTA and Job Search in Canada
A researcher for a US television station was recently looking for an American who couldn't find work in the U.S. and decided to look abroad – particularly Ontario, Canada.
- 10 Quick Tips to Keep You Ahead of the Layoff Curve
Hewlett Packard recently announced it is laying off approximately 27,000 employees. On the Canadian side of the border, technology firm RIM is planning to lay off staff due to its loss of market share in the wireless industry. Add the high unemployment rate and accompanying jitters in the Eurozone and the global job market looks extremely gloomy.
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A Certified Career Management Coach, Daisy Wright is Author of "No Canadian Experience, Eh? A Career Success Guide for New Immigrants." She is also the founder of The Wright Career Solution, where she assists executives, managers, and other job-seeking professionals with their resumes, cover letters, social media profiles, and interview preparation. Daisy can be found blogging at Career Musings, hanging around in CareerTips2Go Cafe as the resident "Coach-on-Call," or tweeting as @CareerTips2Go and @NoCdnExperience.