Oksana Taran – Team Member (Customer Service)

Oksana Taran – Team Member (Customer Service)

Employment Success Story – Oksana Taran

Name:  Oksana Taran   

Country of Origin:  Ukraine

Date of Employment Services Intake: December, 2013

Date Hired: January 2nd, 2014                             

Job Title: Team Member 

Employer: Value Village

Finding work:

  1. How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?

My Facilitator corrected my resume, encouraged me and gave me more self-confidence, taught me interview skills. I appreciate her help

       2.  What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?

I talked to my friends and classmates, searched job through many websites such as indeed.ca, workopolis.com, jobbank.gc.ca, attended job fairs, applied online.

Workplace Culture:

  1. What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?

There are no significant differences in the workplace between Canada and my home country.

Advice to other Immigrants/Newcomers:

  1. What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?

Give out your resume and cover letter a lot. Don’t be shy to tell people you are looking for a job. Be confident when talking to employers. Do not afraid to tell to employer what you are expecting from this job. Please, remember that job search can take a lot of time. Be patient and optimistic. Volunteer while you are looking for a job, it helps you to improve you English speaking skills, make new friends, and receive references.

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