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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2013-2014 Issue 2

PBL_3102What are my goals? Where do I see myself at this time next year, and how will I get there?
The month of January is a fresh start. It’s a chance to consider the possibilities of the blank calendar in front of us and make plans for the future.


2013-2014 Issue 2

With the holiday season in swing, we complete our look at overcoming possible barriers to career success with an essential activity that can be intimidating but also potentially fun: Networking!Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 1.56.55 PM


2013-2014 Issue 2

“Employers tend to favour local diplomas and experience because their perception of risk is heightened every time they move away from something they know. They want something familiar, a local reference, a brand they can trust.” That means earning local credentials, through either work experience or education.


2013-2014 Issue 2

Jorge_squareIntegration is challenging for any immigrant, and those who arrive in Montreal are no exception. The city’s culture and language can appear to be daunting for newcomers, but help is readily available for those who wish to call Quebec home.
As a result, Montreal is full of successful immigrants who have made a smooth transition. Here are two of their personal stories.