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PrepCan Insiders: Why People Ignore Your LinkedIn Invitations

Dear PrepCan: I want to grow my professional network before arriving in Canada. I have sent LinkedIn invitations to hundreds of people in Canada, and I’m not getting any responses.  Please help me understand why people ignore my LinkedIn invitations. -Eager Networker Dear Eager Networker: Congratulations on your initiative to grow a professional network in

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How to answer the “What are your greatest strengths?” interview question

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” is a common job interview question you need to prepare to answer. People who were taught not to brag about themselves can struggle to answer this particular question. Here’s an exercise you can follow to come up with well-thought answers to this typical job

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Small-talk can help you succeed in Canada

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP Stellar communication skills are the cornerstone of any professional career. The tricky part about communication skills is that they are measured by the culture you live in. That is why, as a newcomer to Canada, you may need to adapt your skills to the hosting workplace culture. Small-talk is one

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What’s the difference between an elevator pitch and a resume summary?

Dear PrepCan: What’s the difference between an elevator pitch and a resume summary? Sincerely, Confused pre-arrival client Dear Confused Pre-arrival Job Seeker: There are several elements that make up your personal brand. Your elevator speech and resume summary are part of them. Both your elevator pitch and your resume summary are marketing statements, they introduce

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How I Found My First Job in Canada as a New Immigrant

Written by Sundar Nadimpalli I recently found a job in Canada, and I owe my success to a systematic approach. This is how you can also find your first job in Canada as a new immigrant. Use Pre-Arrival Services I got my confirmation of PR email from IRCC in September 2017. The email listed organizations

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