2015-2016 Issue 1

curriculo-cvIf you’re a newcomer to Canada, your resume is a key document in demonstrating your skills to potential employers.
Equally important is ensuring that it’s tailored to North American standards. We’ve highlighted a few ways to successfully adapt your resume.


2015-2016 Issue 1

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A new year is a new start; it’s a time to reflect and plan for the future.
As the Career and Transition Services Advisor at the McGill School of Continuing Studies, Emilie Nketiah knows the top priority for many at this time is their career path. But you may be overwhelmed on how to begin, so she’s compiled a few tips to get you started.


2015-2016 Issue 1

LisaThe rush of festivities surrounding the end of the calendar year offer more than just holiday cheer; it’s an opportunity to enhance your network.
So we’ve compiled some of our favourite networking tips.


2015-2016 Issue 1

carinalucenLanguage is important for any newcomer, particularly for those who wish to enter the job market. Communicating in the local language can help you through every step in the process.
Montreal is full of successful newcomers. Here are two of their personal stories.


2014-2015 Issue 2

Few would be surprised to know that when transitioning into a new labour market, local credentials can be an asset. But when there’s so many options to choose from – online courses, credit courses, and part-time workshops, to name a few – how do you know what’s right for you?


2014-2015 Issue 2

emilieoption2There are many different reasons for rebuilding your resume. You may be pursuing a promotion, looking to transition into a new industry, or starting over with a completely new career.
No matter your motivation, even the most experienced job hunter can benefit from some professional resume advice. Emilie Nketiah, the Career and Transition Advisor at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, is willing to help.


2014-2015 Issue 2

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Richard Pagé managed to stand out among his fellow alumni graduating from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies with the class of 2015. How did he do it? By posting the following update on LinkedIn: “Today is the day that I obtain my Graduate Certificate in Marketing from McGill University School of Continuing Studies.”


2014-2015 Issue 1

Defining Your Value Proposition“Why should we hire you?”
It’s a question asked in many job interviews, and it can be a tricky one to answer. When it’s likely that several other candidates are being considered for the same position, how do you make yourself stand out in a positive way?


2014-2015 Issue 1

Those who make the decision to move to a new country share many of the same characteristics: independence, self-confidence, and determination. If you possess these qualities, you may have already considered starting your own business as a newcomer.
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2014-2015 Issue 1

Transitioning to life in Montreal requires the ability to adapt – a new city, a new country, not to mention the winter weather!
It also requires transitioning into new social situations that may be different from the ones left behind, particularly at the office.
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