Name: Muriel Sergio Karpuchi
Country of Origin: Brazil
Date Hired: September, 02, 2016
Job Title: Assistant General Manager
Employer: Stella’s Cafe
- How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
On my Previous appointment, the Immigrate Centre encouraged me to participate in the Job Fair on August, where I would meet the participating companies and employers. In this Job Fair I talked to Stella’s Café Regional Manager who requested my resume and set up a job interview.
- What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Job Fair and online application. Another suggestion would be to ask the employer in person the best ways to apply for that job. In this first contact, you should find a way to express your qualities.
- What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
Encouraging professional development, greater appreciation of the professional, greater demand regarding rule compliance (internal and safety policies), flexibility in relation to cultural differences and concern for the well-being of the employee.
Advice to other Immigrants/Newcomers:
- What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
First, use all the Immigrant Centre available tools in your favor, they might help you some way indirectly. Expand your networking increase your chances of getting a job interview, consequently a job.
Study and research online how to develop a good resume and cover letter. There is a variety of free websites to help you with this matter. Afterwards, show it to your facilitator, take notes about all the modifications required. Study about common interview questions and be ready to answer “Tell me about you”. The more you know about yourself, the more successful in the interviews you will be. Always take with you at least 5 copies of your resume. In case someone requests it, hand it in with smile it shows gratitude by his/her interest.
Persistence is one thing you will more likely to need prior getting a Canadian job.