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Finding job no luck looking for some course




Hi Everybody,

It has been some 6 months I am looking for a job but no luck, no calls from employer. I am basically a IT tester and have 4 years of exp back home.

Can anybody suggest me any professional course or any diploma relevant to my field that can enhance my chances of getting job here and upgrade my skill?

And does taking some small courses or diploma help in getting interview calls?

Please suggest I am really frustrated at home want to start something? (job or any education). I am new to Canada don't know much about the colleges here.

Also please suggest me any good IT related course.

Thanks in advance!

I really appreciate your suggestions.


 
angel21

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Post ID: 179001 09-02-11 19:00:51
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Here is what you do :
1. Prepare your resume properly and preferably get it checked by a professional .
2. Upload it on Monster , Workopolis , Linkedin .

If you have real four years experience of SW testing , than I would say that your search criteria and skills are lacking . There are plenty of SW testing jobs in mkt right now . BTW what is your proficiency in SQL and any automated tool ??
Which domain / industry have you served so far ??

See if any of the position suits you :

http://www.rogers.com/web/Careers.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=C_CP&_page=9


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Post ID: 179007 09-02-11 21:56:09
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Quote:
Originally posted by angel21

Hi Everybody,

It has been some 6 months I am looking for a job but no luck, no calls from employer. I am basically a IT tester and have 4 years of exp back home.

Can anybody suggest me any professional course or any diploma relevant to my field that can enhance my chances of getting job here and upgrade my skill?

And does taking some small courses or diploma help in getting interview calls?

Please suggest I am really frustrated at home want to start something? (job or any education). I am new to Canada don't know much about the colleges here.

Also please suggest me any good IT related course.

Thanks in advance!

I really appreciate your suggestions.



check below college, if they have any short term course.
courses may funded by govt of ontario -
http://www.nacollege.com/
http://www.mapleleafcollege.ca/


 
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Post ID: 179008 09-02-11 23:48:47
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canadaon
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Any such colleges or course instructors near Vancouver?

 
Post ID: 179011 10-02-11 02:47:59
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Vancouver lacks a quality Software QA training schools
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Any such colleges or course instructors near Vancouver?



There's ONLY one such private school in Vancouver that imparts Software Testing courses/training. Here's the link:

http://www.hitekschool.com/

I have never tried it, and would recommend a thorough research before embarking upon any training from these low profile private schools. If you are disciplined enough, my advise would be to self study. There are enough resources available in terms of books (Vancouver Public Library is the best resource), and free trial period softwares. If you're knowledgeable enough, then regardless of whether you studied at school or home, you will get a good job.

Also try UBC. They had a complete Certification program in Software Testing a few months ago, but not sure if they still have it. I think even if they are not offering any programs, you might get lucky to find some QA courses - although not cheap. Here's the link to start with:

http://www.tech.ubc.ca/softwareengineering/index.html

Additionally, if you're really interested in this field, then here's the local Vancouver QA user group site that you may join. This way, you may contact and network with the other local professionals and users in the same field and ask for the advise.

http://www.vanq.org/

Hope it helps.


 
Post ID: 179012 10-02-11 03:19:21
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Quote:
Originally posted by AshwaniG

Here is what you do :
1. Prepare your resume properly and preferably get it checked by a professional .
2. Upload it on Monster , Workopolis , Linkedin .

If you have real four years experience of SW testing , than I would say that your search criteria and skills are lacking . There are plenty of SW testing jobs in mkt right now .



I am fully agree with AshwaniG. I also sense that your resume is not upto that mark. Go through some sample resumes of your profession. Talk to any HR person to find out what are you missing. Let it review by any other IT professional. Check out some old job postings related to your profession in the job posting sites (Workopolis, Moster etc.) and find out what skills you are missing in your resume. Sometimes we have those skills but don't mention them.If you have around 80% of those required skills, expect an interview call. Your resume should looks like your selling advertisement. Meet any headhunter/consultant, show your resume and ask to review it. Get in touch with HRDC or similar department to get some help in preparing the effective resume.

I personally think that 4 yrs of experience should be enough to land you into the job.

Good luck.

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angel21
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Thanks for your responses !

My skills are mainly manual testing and and to small extend may be 10% of automation. proficiency is moderate rest tools I know are related to manual testing. As far as automated testing is concerned I worked on silk test.

I agree that I should make my resume more detailed and get it reviewed.

My experience is I generally don't fit in the domain of the opening mostly the calls are from banking and finance and I have exp with Capacity Management domain that may be one of the reason.

Secondly sometime openings are merely for pure manual testing, of which I have good exp still I don't get the calls. People say that employer look for the Canadian work exp is it true?

Does somebody have the links for banking and finance related domain knowledge?

Thanks!


 
Post ID: 179054 10-02-11 21:49:07
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apply in kiji & craiglist web sites . ur chances r mostly in GTA

also keep working in open source projests on weekly basis

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quest
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be careful, these sites are known for scamming

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Originally posted by infocan

apply in kiji & craiglist web sites . ur chances r mostly in GTA

also keep working in open source projests on weekly basis



 
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Quote:
Originally posted by angel21

Thanks for your responses !

My skills are mainly manual testing and and to small extend may be 10% of automation. proficiency is moderate rest tools I know are related to manual testing. As far as automated testing is concerned I worked on silk test.

I agree that I should make my resume more detailed and get it reviewed.

My experience is I generally don't fit in the domain of the opening mostly the calls are from banking and finance and I have exp with Capacity Management domain that may be one of the reason.

Secondly sometime openings are merely for pure manual testing, of which I have good exp still I don't get the calls. People say that employer look for the Canadian work exp is it true?

Does somebody have the links for banking and finance related domain knowledge?

Thanks!



I would advise you to apply for QA jobs in all Canadian big cities, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and don't restrict yourself only to GTA. Although, I agree that GTA is in abundance of QA jobs, but mind it - competition is equally stringent. Sometimes you may get lucky with the job in another city/province and may relocate. This just opens up the possibilities and expand your demography, thus more chances to get a job.


 
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