Wasim Alkabani – Finance Coordinator

Wasim Alkabani – Finance Coordinator

Name: Wasim Alkabani

Country of Origin: Syria

Date Hired: May 10, 2017

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Employer: Loblaw

 

Finding work:

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

 

My facilitator helped me re-organize my resume to fit the Canadian market, he also shared useful links for recruitment websites, and sent me weekly updates of the job fairs taking place in the city.

 

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

 

Visited different employment and companies’ websites, applied to jobs through LinkedIn and submitted resumes in person at different firms.

 

Workplace Culture:

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

 

I actually worked for a British organization back in my home country which had similar standards, rules and work environment as in Canada.

In general, rules and employment regulations are more respected and followed in Canadian workplaces than the local companies in my home country.

 

Advice to other Immigrants/Newcomers:

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

 

Look actively, don’t give up, try to focus on the skills and experience you have and tailor them to fit the jobs you are applying for, make as much connections as you can.

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