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How Can a Volunteering Experience Benefit my Career in Canada?

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP, Cert. APM A version of this article was originally published at Settlement.Org   You have heard it before. Volunteering is a way to acquire work experience in Canada and even to get a job. While volunteering might not guarantee you a job, it could significantly improve your probabilities when you

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PrepCan’s Insiders Vol. 5

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP Dear PrepCan: I have been sending my resume to potential employers and haven’t heard from them. My resume is four pages long and includes this information: Sincerely, Worried Job Hunter     Dear Worried Job Hunter: Your four-page-long resume seems to be an excellent start to build a master resume.

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Lessons Learned from Job Interviews

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   Job interviews can be stressful because of what it is at stake: the means to make a living, a promotion, a new career. I have been through a good number of interviews, 35 and counting to be exact. In some of those interviews, I have left the room with

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PrepCan’s Insiders Vol. 4

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   From: Confused Job Seeker Dear PrepCan: Should I start applying to Canadian jobs before my landing date? Some forums say I could, and others advise against. I do not know what to do. Please advise.   Dear Confused Job Seeker: You can apply to Canadian jobs before landing. When you do,

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How is the Canadian Water?

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP   There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” The two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at

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