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Getting proper job




I am a graduate mechanical engineer searching a job of, Mehanical Maint. Engineer,
Safety Mechanical Engineer,Plant Safety Inspector.
If anybody come across pl. inform me.
Thanx.


 
neelkanth

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Post ID: 52517 13-07-05 14:15:56
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DesiTiger
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Member since: Aug 03




Posts: 1205
Location: Mississauga


Hi,

I know that this might piss you off, but please try to understand what I am about to tell you, without letting your ego get in the way. I have seen and heard a lot of my fellow desis complain that they are unable to find a "proper job" in Canada. My point is that a lot of times desis fail to realize that our desi Hinglish Lingo really does sound like a Foreign Language to Canadians. Hence, even though you are speaking English, the recruiters are unable to understand you and hence, unable to really evaluate your skills. As a result, they ask you to get some "Canadian Experience"!

A very wise man once told me that the best investment I can ever make is the money I spend to better myself. This advice has helped me quite a bit and I feel it can help you and anybody else that chooses to take it.

You should look around for courses (and there are a plenty) which do the following two things:

1. Help you expand your vocabulary and upgrade your grammar & sentence structure.

2. Help you recognize the common terms and expressions that are used everyday in Indian English but really really sound out of place in Canada. This of course is something that is perfected over a period of time, but it is never too late to start.

The purpose of this exercise is to help you introduce yourself to and converse with recruiters without sounding like you just landed off the boat. Believe me when I say this, if you talk and behave like a Canadian, you will get considered for a job like one, and by that I don't mean speaking with a Canadian accent, just speaking in a way that they can understand without using a Rosetta Stone guide :D


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Post ID: 52525 13-07-05 16:57:07
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crenshaw
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Member since: Sep 04




Posts: 914
Location: Toronto


Quote:
Orginally posted by DesiTiger
My point is that a lot of times desis fail to realize that our desi Hinglish Lingo really does sound like a Foreign Language to Canadians. Hence, even though you are speaking English, the recruiters are unable to understand you and hence, unable to really evaluate your skills. As a result, they ask you to get some "Canadian Experience"!

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I don't mean speaking with a Canadian accent, just speaking in a way that they can understand without using a Rosetta Stone guide :D



Spot on!

A page on 'Indian English' on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_English

Scrolling down the page, 'grammar and idiom usage' is an interesting read...


 
Post ID: 52536 13-07-05 17:37:42
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lali
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Member since: Apr 05




Posts: 173
Location: Toronto

Getting Proper Job
Hi NEELKANTH

Welcome to Canada.

Desi Tiger has hit the nail on the head. I vouch for every word of advice he has given.

When I landed in Aug 2004 and did not find a "proper job", I joined a call centre, within 30 days of landing to ensure that my resources did not deplete.

It served me greatly. At the end of three months, my communication skills in english had definitely improved (continous speaking for eight hours/day). Moreover I got professional references who I could put on my resume.

I have now completed three months in a "proper job" and find that my joining a call centre has been a great boon in disguise.

I WAS ABLE TO GET CANADIAN EXPERIENCE & CANADIAN REFERENCE


Regards
Lali

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Post ID: 52611 14-07-05 21:14:02
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pksatpathy
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Member since: Apr 04




Posts: 131
Location: Brampton


lali,
Whats the "proper job" you r doing now.Is it still in the call centers.Share ur success for other new immigrants to learn a buck or 2.

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Post ID: 52633 15-07-05 09:46:55
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jake3d
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Member since: Sep 03




Posts: 2962
Location: Montreal


Nice post DT!





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Post ID: 52636 15-07-05 10:01:49
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lali
Senior Desi
Member since: Apr 05




Posts: 173
Location: Toronto

Getting Proper Job
Hi PKS

I am in retail financial services in Canada. I was in the same field in India.

For immigrants who have come under Independent Category, each one of us come with qualifications and work experience in their respective fields.

It is a matter of translating that in the new scenario. This is possible only if we are able to convey to the canadian employers our strengths and skills.

My experience is that this is possible only through effective communication.

My success if you ask is getting a breakthrough in my field within a short period of time.

And this was achieved by realising the importance of effective communication.



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Lali

 
Post ID: 52700 16-07-05 08:49:16
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peace
Desi
Member since: May 05




Posts: 61
Location: Canada

financial services
Hi Lali,

I am on international student status and am doing MBA in finance. I too am interested in finance- retail service. Becasue of restrcitions on "off campus" jobs i cant get relevant work ex..

Can u give me some cues as to how an international student like can make it to financial retial services.

Regards

Peace


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Hi PKS

I am in retail financial services in Canada. I was in the same field in India.



 
Post ID: 53103 22-07-05 18:36:24
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neerajj
Senior Desi
Member since: Mar 05




Posts: 116
Location: USA


canadians need good workers not good communicators.....and you can never communicate like them in a short period of 3 months even if you speak for 8 hrs on the fone daily, unless you are smart enough to catch your own mistakes and rectify them on your own.....

 
Post ID: 53104 22-07-05 18:39:17
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lali
Senior Desi
Member since: Apr 05




Posts: 173
Location: Toronto

Getting Proper job
Hi Neerajj

Why Canada? Every job in every country requires "good workers". But, how does your employer know you are a "good worker" unless you are able to "communicate" to the employers that your skills will match their requirements.

At the interview, if you are not able to "communicate" what you can contribute to the prospective employer, he is never going to give you the chance to prove that you are a "good worker".

I agree with you - unless you are willing to work on your mistakes and are smart enough to identify them, you cannot learn anything, why only "communication"?

I can only assume that people who want to succeed must have the above qualities.



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