Originally posted by bobs_uruncle
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Canada looks to speed entry of skilled foreign workers
(visit the link for the
full news article)
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the government will modify its Federal Skilled Worker Program,which has been skewed towards
professionals,to try to attract trades people and other skilled workers that are in short supply in Canada during the current commodities boom. The
new system will also increase the role of employers in the immigration system, allowing them to fill vital jobs faster
I gotta ask, why? Because they won't hire the people that are skilled.
I have 38 years in electronics engineering, software, firmware, encryption and hardware development as well as physics, working for the military,
ORDCF, the NRC and universities as a private research and development contractor. I had to open my own business (a couple actually), because nobody
will employ me otherwise and it's been that way since 2001. I just designed an entire electronic system in 3 days using Cadence/Orcad/Allegro (it took
me 5 days for a microwave weapon system controller) and I'm filing patents next week. Yeah, I shouldn't be hired for anything, especially not my own
But this is happening and not just to me, I know other people that don't swallow the MSM and government BS that this happening to as well. I've seen
math and physics PhD's as well as engineers and architects stocking shelves in grocery stores! I have been doing some research on this from a personal
level, sending out the FOIA's to easily piss-off-able government departments. I have come to the conclusion that the government in Canada anyway, has
lists of people they consider dangerous for whatever ridiculous reason and they are using the social insurance number system to make sure certain
(many) people don't get hired. Call me paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not after me ;-) It doesn't help that they give my history to every ef'ing
government department. It got so stupid, I published a book in 2006 to save them some trouble and name a few of them for the sake of posterity.
I think the government just wants to bring in more immigrants to upset the political balance even more so they can continue with the divide and
conquer thing they have going on.
Cheers - Dave
If this is the case my friend, you just do not know how to market yourself.
You use the Internet, 100%, and sites like Monster etc...
When you find a job you are interested in, you apply and always use a cover letter.
In the cover letter, DO NOT put in a diatribe like you posted, corporate types that read that stuff hate that approach.
What you do is emphasize that you are a team player, have no ego as to how you would prefer to participate in their job offering, and that you prefer
a synergetic atmosphere where people share ideas.
You NEVER post a salary guideline, always post "negotiable".
You briefly list accomplishments that met expected results, usually ahead of schedule.
You politely enter and exit the cover letter with "Respectfully sirs" and " I hope the experience represented in my resume meets your expectations."
and then "Regards, -yourname-"
On the internet, your resume can be as elaborate and detailed as you want. This is not a paper push, but instead is readable by computer, so do not
abbreviate - this is against just about any resume pro you may hire, screw them -
Before you get your phone interview, which will probably come, use google chrome and put up 10-20 pages concerning your key attributes/disciplines
that you have outlined in your resume. Then save it using the settings feature of google chrome so that when you get the phone interview, you can
call up google chrome and have every page tabbed invoked automatically so that you can consult them during the interview.
In the phone interview, remember that team approach, synergy, do not care about office, just want to be open with people, are your answers to any
You have to be adaptable and ready for someone who is just going to take down notes, not grille you with details, and just wants to know what type of
person you are. You will never get any further if you cannot get by the corporate guidelines these recruiters are programmed to screen.
After this, you may get into the facility, where you will be able to converse with the engineering types that you are used to talking to, and impress
them with your skills.]
I hope you listen to this, and good luck on your next real interview.
edit on 12-4-2012 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught