Student graduated from Fanshawe College with a PG Diploma in Project Management and while studying and after study for sometime he did various part-time jobs and alongside he was learning and practising Sales force to land a job with the IT industry.
He learnt and practiced Salesforce from a real-time professional in Canada and then did work on a prototype project to gain some confidence to crack the interview. And then he started exploring various options like job - he started searching for jobs on popular job websites like Robert Half, Workopolis, Indeed, Glassdoor and Monster; he also build a very professional profile on LinkedIn and then the best source like references from his friends for internal hiring and finally with the help of a friend he could attend an internal hiring program and with 2 rounds of interviews - Technical and HR, he could land a contract job at Softchoice in Ontario, Canada as a Salesforce Developer and he is paid CAD 50 per hour. He is now also a Permanent Resident of Canada.
His hard work, actions, determination and resilience determined his success and destiny in Canada and I am sure being tough and determined at heart he is destined to grow even further. We at IVY Overseas, wish him all the very best!
I graduated in Electrical and Electronics Masters and am working on Networking technology.
In US there is plenty of Jobs in the market at the moment all we can request the candidates to learn some techniques before competing their graduation so that it will be easy for them right after entering into the job market. ** Learn technology first.
Currently I am working for the Vanguard Group which is one of the biggest company for mutual funds.
Right after completion of Masters I started looking for the Job by Joining some indian consultancy & it took sometime for me to understand how the job market works in US. Moreover I didn’t learn any technology while I was in master’s which make me even worst. Around 9th Month of my OPT I found the job by marketing my self.
Key Items during the Job Search
1 ) Have some great knowledge about the technology which you’re marketing your profile
2) Make sure you have good communication Skills
3) Start applying as many positions as you can through the job portals in US like Careerbuilder or Dice or Monster
4) Once you’re resume populated all over then only you will get most number of calls for the Job Hire For all the students aspiring to study in the USA.
First and foremost thing is Lambton College which a public run college has a very good and strict course structure making all the courses to pass a mandatory thing and achieving 2.5GPA is the completing norm to achieve the Graduation certificate.Honestly speaking the job search is a hard task which everyone has to go through on there own as no college in Canada helps with the Job search but the Internship program which is for 4 months helped me gain real time experience in the software market making me familiar with the work in real world.My overall experience is that during the course of study in Lambton,we can work later time and with some help pay our course fee all by yourself with just a little bit of financial help from friends putting no strain on the family for financial expense.But to survive in the job market one has to work and learn harder and harder to survive.
Company: Fresh works
Position: Automation Test Developer
Pay: 40 per hour
Student name: Hariharan,
University: Windsor University,
Program: Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering,
Job & Company: Working as Junior Geotechnical Engineer in an Engineering Consulting firm called EXP Services Inc. I filed the PR finished biometrics and medicals everything but it got delayed due to Corona and the expected date of hearing from the Immigration is 21st of December 2020
How did he navigate the path from study to landing a job in the highly competitive job market?
I graduated with 3+ GPA and I have applied for almost 200 jobs and I got three interviews. First one I cleared for the surveying job but I’m not satisfied with the pay and work. Third interview was with EXP services inc, initially I applied for Quality control technician in the geotechnical department and worked hard in the first year. I showed a lot of potential to my supervisor and project managers from then on when they promoted me to engineering works.
He is paid CAD 75k per annum and is trying to build his career by focussing on Professional Engineering (PEng). I’ve got my EIT (Engineering Institute of Technology) certificate and am now accumulating the experience to register for PEO. And I need to give an exam then an interview. EIT certificate does not need any experience.
2 years of professional or associate level experience is required and design experience or issuing technical reports to clients after Masters is necessary to become a Professional Engineer. And also you need to get reference from the project managers who already have PEng saying that we worked under them on certain works.
The job search process
I’ve applied on the company website but I saw the posting on LinkedIn. I would say LinkedIn is the best platform. Now I’m working for the Metrolinx Railway bridge project for the deep foundations. The budget of the project is $170 Million with 3 years of time. My main target is to get into the city of Toronto engineering department after getting PEng. But the taxes are way too high in Canada. That's the only frustrating thing. I believe continuous hard work, dedication, commitment to your goal will take us to success.