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How To Prepare For A Job Interview In Canada


If you are called for an interview, whether it be virtually or in person, it is very important that you prepare for the interview and take notes that will help during the interview. Here are some tips that’ll help you ace an interview in Canada, especially as an immigrant.

1. Organize your portfolio

Create a portfolio to show your domain work expertise and any milestones you have accomplished in previous jobs as an immigrant. It is also important that you go along with verifying documents such as your visa, passport, and work permit (if you have one).

2. Choose an interview outfit

Your interview outfit should be clean, ironed, not too revealing with the proper accessories to make you look responsible, and most importantly, you should feel comfortable in them. That will boost your confidence. A business formal will be the best option for an interview outfit.


3. Research about the job

It is very important to perform in-depth research on the expectations for the job, like your roles and any responsibilities. If you are offered the job, emphasize your strengths and ask clarifying questions about roles you are unfamiliar with. Prepare answers to common interview questions asked by the company.

4. Engage the interviewer

The interviewer will handle most of the questions, but don’t just sit there and answer the questions vaguely. Be interactive, prepare and ask questions where you are not clear. As you get to know more about the company, they get to know you. And remember to do all this confidently while maintaining proper eye contact.

5. Make an elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is the first 30 seconds or 1 minute you use to introduce yourself. It’s basically the first impression the company is going to have, so make sure to sell yourself well. Take them through a brief history of your education and experience.

6. Highlight the reasons why you are the best candidate for the job.

You already know that you are not the only person interviewing for the job, so you have to convince the interviewers why you will be the best pick for their company. State the strong skill sets you possess, both in technical skills and soft skills. Show them your plan for the company and also how you can help drive the company’s vision. Try to practice these goals and visions so that you can familiarize yourself with them.

7. Appreciation and feedback

During or after the interview session, make sure you take note of all the members in the interview and, after your meeting with them, send them an email thanking them for their time and reminding them that you are still interested and would love to hear from them.

Do you have any other tips that will help in an interview? You can share your opinion in the comment section.

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