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How international students can succeed at assessment centres to get a graduate job

Assessment centres are a popular recruitment tool for graduate vacancies, particularly with larger employers. The idea of being assessed for a whole day might seem like a lot of pressure, but if you follow a few of our tips you can arrive feeling prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. Employers invest money in assessment centre as they believe them to be a successful way to recruit the top talent, so, bring your ‘A’ game and do your best to show the company what you have to offer. 

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By Jen Garmston Published: June 03, 2019

Software Developer Intern, Summer 2015

Applications are due by December 10, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it′s in the candidates best interest to apply early. All hiring will be complete by February 2015. Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.
Software Developers at Google are researchers and developers who yearn to create and implement complex computer science solutions. Our developers develop massively scalable, distributed software systems and also collaborate on multitudes of smaller projects that have universal appeal - which requires research, awareness, interactivity, and asking questions. You build strong competencies in data structures and algorithms, along with a technical fascination for how stuff fits together. You need to have a solid foundation in computer science in order to consistently come up with new ideas as well as strive for a deep understanding of our products and services in order to continually improve upon them. We focus on being a collaborative, global organization consisting of developers with the highest levels of technical depth, programming skills and a keen eye for quality. 
 

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By Google
Published: November 30, 2014

Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs

(Reuters) - Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry.
 
Michael Katchen is one of the first. He came home to Toronto after helping to build and then sell a company in California. Four of the 40-odd employees of his latest venture, Wealthsimple, were once expatriates too.
 

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By Reuters
Published: November 30, 2014

Looking For A Job? Stay Away From These Industries And Provinces

New Brunswick has lost nearly 3 per cent of its jobs over the past year. All that and then some was offset by Alberta, where the number of jobs swelled by 3.3 per cent, according to StatsCan’s latest survey of employment, payrolls and hours, released last week.
 
It’s more evidence that when it comes to landing a job in Canada, the principle that applies is the one from real estate: Location, location, location.
 
Industry, too, though. There are wide disparities in the hiring different sectors are doing. If you’re in construction or forestry, good news, jobs are way up over the past year, by 3.3 per cent and 2.7 per cent respectively.
 
But if you’re hoping for a government job, this isn’t the year for you. Government austerity measures at the federal and provincial levels mean the country lost 0.4 per cent of all public administration jobs over the past year, about 4,000 jobs.

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By The Huffington Post Canada
Published: November 18, 2014

Canada’s job market growth spurt gives youths a chance to exit parents’ basement

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz angered many young job seekers last week by suggesting those still living in their parents’ basements should consider unpaid work. The good news is, they may not have to.
 
Young people are on pace for the biggest annual jobs increase since 2002, Statistics Canada data show. In September and October, employment in the youth category — 15 years old to 24 years old — increased by a combined 47,400, the second- highest two-month total since 2006 and about 40 per cent of the total 117,200 net new jobs across all categories.
 
“They’re definitely getting out of the basement,” said John Clinkard, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Canada in Toronto. “When you create 100,000 jobs in two months you use up some slack. As demand increases you’ll start to absorb these less skilled workers.”
 
 

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By The Vancouver Sun
Published: November 18, 2014

South Korean woman′s first job in Canada is with the Santa Claus Parade

When Juri Hong watched her first Toronto Santa Claus Parade, she felt gob-smacked.
“I said oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,” said Hong, moving her head right and left, recalling the disbelief she felt as each float passed by.
Her next thought: “Who makes that?”
Three years later, that job is Hong’s. The 22-year-old South Korean is a float decorator with this year’s Santa Claus Parade — expected to be the largest in the parade’s century-plus history — and says her first job in Canada helped her finally feel confident in her new home.

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By The Star
Published: November 18, 2014

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