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Finding a job Part 1. Charles Cao@APGIM Jan 10, 2014. Introduction of MTL IT industry. Games and video 10 Biggest Video Game Developers in Montréal in 2010 Aerospace Web/social media Telecommunication . Montreal's Top Employers.

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finding a job part 1

Finding a job Part 1

Charles Cao@APGIM

Jan 10, 2014

introduction of mtl it industry
Introduction of MTL IT industry
  • Games and video
    • 10 Biggest Video Game Developers in Montréal in 2010
  • Aerospace
  • Web/social media
  • Telecommunication
montreal s top employers
Montreal's Top Employers

Aimia Inc.BAM StrategyBell CanadaBombardier Inc.Business Development Bank of CanadaC&D Aerospace Canada Co. (C&D Zodiac)Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Montagne / CSSS DLMFednav LimitedGenetec Inc.Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.Jewish General HospitalL'Oréal Canada Inc.Lundbeck Canada Inc.McGill UniversityMcGill University Health Centre, TheMcKesson Canada CorporationMEI Computer Technology Group Inc.Messaging ArchitectsMolson Coors CanadaNational Bank Financial GroupNuance Communications Canada Inc.Pfizer Canada Inc.Stikeman Elliott LLPVigilant GlobalYellow Pages Group Co.

tips to understanding the canadian job market
Tips to Understanding the Canadian Job Market
  • Choose your study program wisely
  • Be flexible when considering career opportunities
  • Gain «Canadian experience»Improve your language skills
  • Understand cultural differences
  • Prepare to deal with misconceptions
  • Be aware of discrimination and employment equity regulations
  • Use networking as an effective job search strategy
  • Focus on your “added value” and market yourself with confidence
6 things to do before you start a job search
6 Things to Do Before You Start a Job Search
  • Resume
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Cover Letter
  • Choosing references
  • Organize Your Job Search
  • Interview Clothes
resume
Resume
  • Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don't have a professional resume, your application materials probably won't get a second glance from a hiring manager. Make sure your resume has what it takes to make a good impact.
  • Writing a résumé
linkedin profile
LinkedIn Profile
  • One of the most important parts of LinkedIn is your profile. That's what you use to connect with people in your network and your profile is how you get found on LinkedIn by potential employers. Update your Profile so it's current and compelling.
cover letter
Cover Letter
  • Write a cover letter you can use as a starting point for the customized cover letters you are going to write when you apply for jobs. It will give you a base to work with and it's good practice.
  • Writing a cover letter
choosing references
Choosing references
  • A reference is someone that an employer can contact to find out more about you and to make sure you’re the right fit for the position they’re looking to fill.
  • Employment references
organize your job search
Organize Your Job Search
  • Take some time now to organize your job search and the entire process will be easier. Take advantage of the free tools available to help you plan and manage your job search.
interview clothes
Interview Clothes
  • Get an interview outfit ready in advance, because you may get a call or email to schedule an interview much sooner than you expected.