CV's for the Canadian Job Market

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CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby Andrew on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:37 pm

I have emailed a number of people over the last several months who are actively looking for work in Canada regarding their CV's being suitable enough for Canada. To save myself some time I wanted to post this and advise anyone who is looking for work in Canada to first and foremost make sure your CV is up to Canadian standards. There are a number of services here in Canada, and I can advise you on them if you email me here.

I cannot stress enough the importance of a high quality CV. You are competing for positions with people inside the country and out, and you MUST have a CV that stands out, that has no spelling mistakes, grammar errors etc...and it must be professional or no employer is going to take you seriously here in Canada. If you are serious about finding work in Canada, my first and best advice to you is to get your CV upgraded to Canadian standards.

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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby Andrew on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:30 pm

hi Patricia:

If you email me I can provide further information.

There are a number of services in Canada that can do your CV for you, and I highly recommend you use one. As I stated in another post, most of the CV's I see would not even be considered by an employer in Canada, and candidates that have taken the time and spent the money on getting a good CV are far more likely to get a job offer than those that don't. Your CV is the window that employers first look in when considering you as a candidate. If it is not up to a high standard, they will assume it reflects your overall attitude and ability to do a good job. I am speaking here of first impressions. I cannot stress this point enough, to all that are reading this, that your CV must be excellent before you even begin to search for a job.

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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:14 pm

I feel a need to once again advise about CV's. Many have emailed me and asked about services in Canada. I suggest a few, ranging in price from $400.00 to $650.00 Dollars. I must stress that this is a small price to pay, certainly the smallest cost you will have in your immigration process, and it is one of the most important. If your strategy is to get a job offer that is approved by Service Canada, and come into Canada on a Temporary Work Permit (TWP), then you must realize that your CV is the first and most important step to securing employment. You can email me here at the forum and I will advise on your CV and suggest services you can use, but please only do so if you are serious about getting your CV upgraded for the Canadian job market.

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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby lenac on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:51 am

Hi Andrew and other people here!

I have been looking for an example for a Canadian CV. Do you have one to inspire me?
And what is a standard Canadian CV? I can not find how it looks like.

Can you please give me an example or specify how a Canadian CV should look like?

Thanks!

Best regards,

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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:20 pm

Lena:

There are many agencies in Canada that do CV's but they are not going to give out samples because they work on CV's for a living. if you are serious about immigrating or looking for work, contact one of these services and spend the money in your CV. It's the smallest amount of money you will spend in your immigration process.

If you email me here at the forum I can recommend a few services.

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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby lenac on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:08 am

[quote="Andrew"]Lena:

There are many agencies in Canada that do CV's but they are not going to give out samples because they work on CV's for a living. if you are serious about immigrating or looking for work, contact one of these services and spend the money in your CV. It's the smallest amount of money you will spend in your immigration process.

If you email me here at the forum I can recommend a few services.

Andrew[/quote]

I see but I thought that maybe the Canadian gouverment employment office (agency) service had some tips and standards for a CV. Then the service for CV writing is a big market in Canada...
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Re: CV's for the Canadian Job Market

Postby Andrew on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:37 pm

I am not sure if they do or not, but I still think it best to use a service even if they do. They are up to date as to what employers want to see.

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