- Mar 30, 2012
- Visa Office......
- Job Offer........
- App. Filed.......
- Jul 6th, 2011
- AOR Received.
- Sept 19th, 2011
- Med's Request
- Sept 11th, 2013
- Med's Done....
- Sept 28th, 2013
- Passport Req..
- Oct 25th, 2013
- VISA ISSUED...
- Oct 30th, 2013
- Jan 2nd, 2014
Congratulations Priceless. May God continue to favour you and all yours in the Land Amen.priceless said:Congrats to every one with one update or the other.SOgood, biolah, olusheg and shady.....To everyone else still awaiting one update or the other,God would perfect it sooner than you think.
Like Sogood mentioned in his post different people have different stories to tell.Am so grateful to God about mine as I secured a very good job in my field (in a fortune 500 )company in the most unlikely city. It was a case of staying with relatives or landing in a big city(calgary/Toronto) and we chose the former even though our chances of securing a job looked bleak but we wanted a soft landing to help reduce cost.
I thank God for giving us the wisdom to make this choice and am so so grateful.
My guidance would be as follows;
1)The nos 1 recipe is to be prayerful and have faith.
2) start you job search early, start applying from Nigeria once you get your PR.If your résumé is good, recruiters would contact you(I had 3 phone interviews, and one online interview from Nigeria).
3)Find out professional organizations in your field and join them as soon as possible.Check linkedin to find out individuals residing in Canada working in your field and ask about prospect, qualification etc.I got to know via linkedin that my uk certification had an agreement with its canadian count part via a random connection on linkedin
4)Register with a recruiter.I got this job via a recruiter (Tim Moore Associates)that specializes in my field and it was through linkedin i got to know about the recruiter.If you in Supply chain pls register with them...
Recruiters have first hand info on what the Employer wants and they pre-inform you on what to say and what not to say at the initial phone interview.This phone interview is what determines if you get to the next stage of the recruiting process.For one I was told not to mention salary even if asked during the phone interview section.Discussing salary at this stage shows that you really are in for the money and not for the job itself.I had previous phone interviews where I applied directly and didn't have the inside scoop on what to say and not what to say.So I would suggest that if you see a job advert on a Company's career section and you know of a recruiter that has the same job under its portfolio pls apply on the recruiter's site.
5)Do lots and lots of networking...go to immigrants centers,gift programmes and other Govt programmes to get insight on other people's experience.
6)you can try cold calling, where you call the company you interested in working and ask to speak to the hiring manager to know if a vacant position exists or to have more insight on the Company's operation.I hear it worked for some ppl.
7)Be optimistic and pray during all the aforementioned process as God won't bring you this far and abandon you.
I pray God grants everyone's heart desire.......Canada isn't filled with bad news of job search after all...