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What is wrong with my resume




dp_jain
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Member since: Jan 04




Posts: 418
Location: Brampton


Hi Chandresh,

Thanks for counting me in the list of successful immigrants. BTW, I am not extremely successful. However, if you wish, you can e-mail your resume to me at and I would be pleased to make suggestion.

Keep on trying.

With best wishes.:)

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Post ID: 26869 28-09-04 06:32:55
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deepcb
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Member since: Mar 04




Posts: 142
Location: Dubai


Hi Chandresh,

A CV will only get you as far as the interview...........

Suitability factor is the one that decides whether you get that job or not.....Obviously you cant change your skin color.......

English accent, appearance, age, approach, confidence, frequency match with the environment etc will decide your destiny...NOT qualification and experience as many Immigrants think.

Three years is good enough to analyze whether you will be successful in Canada or not........

There might nothing wrong with you as well as Canada......only thing is that may be ...you are not destined to be successful there.......

No hard feelings please......


Deep


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Post ID: 26966 29-09-04 05:36:28
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chandresh
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Member since: Mar 03




Posts: 2604
Location: Toronto


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Orginally posted by deepcb

Hi Chandresh,

A CV will only get you as far as the interview...........



That is just what I have been waiting for .........and that is why my topic is what is wrong with my resume that I can't get a single interview!

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Suitability factor is the one that decides whether you get that job or not.....Obviously you cant change your skin color.......



I don't want to...it is the goras who want to change it dark colour:p

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English accent, appearance, age, approach, confidence, frequency match with the environment etc will decide your destiny...NOT qualification and experience as many Immigrants think.



I think except for age, I possess qualities acceptable to Canada! As for age, that is not accepted even in India these days.

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Three years is good enough to analyze whether you will be successful in Canada or not........


hmmmm..... I will try for another three years. (I do not have any alternative.........hi hi:D )

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There might nothing wrong with you as well as Canada......only thing is that may be ...you are not destined to be successful there.......


So I would work towards changing the destiny:cheers:
Instead of looking for jobs, I am now working towards providing jobs:)

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No hard feelings please......

Don't mind my saying so..... it seems you have a guilty conscience. There seems no reason for me to have hard feelings......I am amazed at how you could even dream of such a thing.


Chandresh

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Post ID: 26975 29-09-04 08:08:02
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VJ
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Member since: Mar 04




Posts: 441
Location: Mississauga-Canada

I am sure about it now..
Dear Chandreshji,

Generally I do not interefere in such posts, I mean related to one's personal matters. But I have been following all such posts quite regularly. As you know it may take some time for me to decide the final bottom line for me (and thats why I avoid to contribute although I wish to), i.e. "I AM NOT COMING TO CANADA", or "I MAY COME TO CANADA" or finally "I AM COMING TO CANADA", but in your case after reading your last post, I can firmly say that you are gonna make it.

You have a great power with you, i.e. the POSITIVE ATTITUDE. It simply is not a word by its meaning, but to possess that you need a great resilience in other words TENACITY (Objection handling).

Zindagi main mile ya nahi..but do remember me..You are gonna be successfull in canada.

Regards,

VJ


 
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Post ID: 26982 29-09-04 08:50:36
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chandresh
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Posts: 2604
Location: Toronto


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Orginally posted by VJ

Dear Chandreshji,

You are gonna be successfull in canada.

Regards,

VJ



With the good wishes of my CD friends, I am sure, I will, sooner rather than later.

Chandresh

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Post ID: 26988 29-09-04 09:31:19
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deepcb
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Member since: Mar 04




Posts: 142
Location: Dubai


Chandreshji,

I was also under the impression that I just need an interview call.......then I will convince the employer about my capability.......initially it did not work...later it did.

I can give u a few tips.......if you get an interview call.. thank me......at least I'll be happy that I contributed a little for the betterment of CD members.......


Revamp your CV
Hide what is not required, highlight only + points
First - mention a para about your key capabilities - line by line
Remove all words in your CV that shows your Indian origin
Modify your name to suit Canadian syllable...NOT A JOKE 100% reality
For eg. Chalres / Chapman / Chadwick..
During/after interview, if selected, you can tell them that was your maiden name
Work experience - Remove country from that..show only exp.
Mention US/European companies that u worked for in Singapore
Highlight your connection with US/Canadian clients
Highlight in BOLD that you are in the process of getting CPA or equiv.
CV should be specific for the job - not more than 3 pages
Dont mention religion / race / mother tongue etc.

If the above are done and you confidently approach them, you are through.

Please note that if CV is given to placement agencies, the HR Lady will call you to check and fix interview etc. during that 60 sec conversation if you fumble, you will not get interview call.

If CV is directly sent to Companies, the dept. head scans the CV and asks the assistant to call 3 or 4 candidates.....here you will be successful..........as there are no low level HR ladies to scrutinize and reject you for your English accent etc.

Again I told you ...my tips are only to get an interview call..........

Do well man............Best of luck.......

Keep me updated........


Deep

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Post ID: 27101 30-09-04 05:47:34
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jwagh
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Member since: Apr 04




Posts: 64
Location: pune india


Hi Chandresh,

First i would like to congratulate on your new house.

Secondly I am sure you will get a job in your field with all the hard work that you are putting in.

I have another suggestion though. You have excellent communication skills and a very analytical mind( this is very evident thro your posts)
These are all the makings of a good teacher! I am sure you like to simplify , convince ,update yourself and others , analyse and also verbally communicate. The only thing that remains is that you reinvent yourself or give a new direction to your skills and knowledge.

You see the possibility of becomming a Teacher / Professor at a University of Financial Management or Accounts . The vast experience that you have can be best utilised in education field. A lecturer at a university level does not need certification but i do not know if you require a doctorate.( is it possible in finance?)

Iam giving you the above suggestion because i have done a similar thing here in India ( which is much more conservative about employing candidates above the age of 35 as compared to canada)

Of course I would have loved to work in my own field of Product Management but circumstances( paucity of pharma companies in my region) made me seek alternative ideas of employment. I now realised that I make an excellent teacher too thus discovering my hidden skills and extending the scope of my job prospects .

All the best to you,

Regards,
jwagh


 
Post ID: 27464 03-10-04 10:06:52
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daehock
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Member since: Aug 04




Posts: 1
Location: North York

i may be able to help!
hey..am new on the site .....currently doing an MBA at Schulich .....Have an accounting background myself ( CA) ...we have had some sessions about the with approaches and methos of making CVs etc.....

so u could send me ur CV ...will take saome time but may be able to give some pointers based on the gyan received from various sources.


regards

LM


 
Post ID: 27509 03-10-04 23:38:13
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chandresh
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Member since: Mar 03




Posts: 2604
Location: Toronto


Quote:
Orginally posted by jwagh

Hi Chandresh,

First i would like to congratulate on your new house.

Secondly I am sure you will get a job in your field with all the hard work that you are putting in.

I have another suggestion though. You have excellent communication skills and a very analytical mind( this is very evident thro your posts)
These are all the makings of a good teacher! I am sure you like to simplify , convince ,update yourself and others , analyse and also verbally communicate. The only thing that remains is that you reinvent yourself or give a new direction to your skills and knowledge.

You see the possibility of becomming a Teacher / Professor at a University of Financial Management or Accounts . The vast experience that you have can be best utilised in education field. A lecturer at a university level does not need certification but i do not know if you require a doctorate.( is it possible in finance?)

Iam giving you the above suggestion because i have done a similar thing here in India ( which is much more conservative about employing candidates above the age of 35 as compared to canada)

Of course I would have loved to work in my own field of Product Management but circumstances( paucity of pharma companies in my region) made me seek alternative ideas of employment. I now realised that I make an excellent teacher too thus discovering my hidden skills and extending the scope of my job prospects .

All the best to you,

Regards,
jwagh



Thanks jwagh - I am really enjoying my new house - though breaking my back at the same time doing all the work (yesterday we dug up 12 feet of earth to make a flower bed and found that digging with a shovel was much easier than disposing off the sand with gravel - to allow putting new soil - it was tons and tons of sand!)

Yes, I have myself thought of taking up teaching , and people who I have taught say that I am an excellent teacher - their grades have improved significantly and they love my way of combining course material with practical example and fun. Infact, since I was myself a dumb student, I needed someone to explain things to me in detail, without assuming that I might already be knowledgeable of the basics, and that is the principal I apply while teaching.

However, when it comes to teaching as a profession - the only thing that prevents me is going in for yet another degree to be able to get a teaching qualifications. May be I do not need any certification for teaching adults - I think I should explore the possiblities. Thanks for reinforcing a thought I myself had.

Chandresh

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Post ID: 27526 04-10-04 07:54:59
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jwagh
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Member since: Apr 04




Posts: 64
Location: pune india


Hi Chandresh,

Did you hear a clunk while digging( a treasure??!!)

Anyways all the trouble of digging would have made you shed a few kgs making you look smarter( i teach nutrition and dietetics) and which student does not like a smart professor? so cheer up!!!!!

I am glad that you are keen on teaching bec you would make an excellent teacher( dumb students like me too make a good teacher bec we know how exactly to make the students yawn less) I told you you have the makings of a good teacher!

jokes apart pls continue your efforts in this direction and i will definately be happy if you get something worthwhile in this profession

All the best!

Regards,
jwagh


 
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