Looking for a job?
Are you having a hard time finding a job in Vancouver?
Youâ€™re not alone, far from it. Vancouver can be a tough job market for newcomers. Ask around, and you will hear countless stories of expats â€“ even highly qualified professionals â€“ who struggled for months and sometimes years before finding a stable, well-paid job.
Believe me, this has nothing to do with how experienced, how smart or how employable you are. It all boils down to a simple fact:
What got you hired back home will not necessarily get you hired here.
In other words, if you want to compete on an equal footing with Canadian applicants, you need to learn the Canadian way of doing things.
Of course, over time you’ll learn through trial and error. But without someone to guide you, this could easily take 6 months to a year.
Can you stay without a proper job for that long?
As you may have noticed, Vancouver isnâ€™t an inexpensive city to live in (granted, itâ€™s not London or Tokyo, but still. Compare the cost of housing to the average local salary, and, wellâ€¦ not cheap is what Iâ€™m saying.)
But itâ€™s not just about finances. Some people go stir-crazy when theyâ€™re unemployed. Others get anxious, depressed, or take it out on their partner.
Do you feel embarrassed when people ask what you do, and you have to admit youâ€™re still looking for work? Or if youâ€™re currently working, do you feel trapped in a dead-end job where youâ€™re underappreciated and youâ€™re not putting your skills to good use?
If so, please stop putting up with this situation any longer. Youâ€™re just wasting precious time and undermining your self-confidence with each day that goes by.
Take action today, so that you can go back to feeling in control of your life and your career.
Having someone whoâ€™s well established in Vancouver teach you the ropes is the fastest and most efficient way to get you back on track and boost your job search.
While working with me, you’ll learn:
- How to write an effective Canadian rĂ©sumĂ© that covers all the points local recruiters are looking for,
- Where to find the interesting, well-paid, rewarding work opportunities in Vancouver (yes, they do exist!),
- How to approach employers in a way that will set you aside from other applicants,
- How to avoid common mistakes during interviews and convince recruiters that they must hire YOU.
In addition to these techniques, I am always happy to share my contacts with my clients.
In my 10 years in Vancouver, I have worked and made friends in many different fields. I am also heavily involved in community life and various associations â€“ and if one of my contacts may be a good person for you to meet, you can count on me to put you in touch with them.
If this sounds of interest to you, go here to find out how you can hire me.
And if youâ€™d like to learn a little more about my background and my qualifications before we talk, the About page is waiting for you.