Tag: networking

Personal Branding for International Students

Personal Branding for International Students

If you know anything about Devant and our career development programs, you are aware of our PLAN, PREPARATION, ACTION process. We continue to emphasize the plan stage, which includes conducting industry and employment research, today we look to the preparation stage.  The preparation stage is all about getting ready to put your best foot forward […]

How to Prepare to Meet Employers and Recruiters in 2021

How to Prepare to Meet Employers and Recruiters in 2021

As we know, the 2020 pandemic has changed the world as we know it, including the recruiting process. However, your job search goals may not have changed. You may be just as determined to find your first Canadian job, move further down your career path or land your big dream job.   With so many virtual opportunities available through social media platforms, online […]

4 Tips to Kickstart your Job Search Plan 

4 Tips to Kickstart your Job Search Plan 

Canada currently has a tough job market, and it has only been made tougher by the pandemic. Too many immigrants (roughly 1 in 2) in Canada are working in jobs below their experience and expertise level. To avoid this fate, you must be prepared to invest in your career development early and ongoing.   Career development […]

Industry Insights on the Financial Sector

Industry Insights on the Financial Sector Business conversation

Stepping into the multifaceted world of financial services can be both daunting and exhilarating. Some of the biggest areas within the financial sector include financial planning, investment banking, and insurance. The sector as a whole is very large and offers stable careers and advancement opportunities. The sector also needs a growing number of people with […]

3 Steps to Make Networking a Success

3 Steps to Make Networking a Success 3 students at a coffee table

It’s almost September! We know, it’s hard to believe. These past five months of difficulty and uncertainty has taken its toll, but we’d like to help! Are you: Starting your first year at a Canadian University or College (on-line or in-person)? Heading back to school in Canada for your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of […]

Building Brand YOU – 4 Tips on Personal Branding

Building Brand YOU – 4 Tips on Personal Branding

Your personal brand is how you differentiate – stand apart. You must start with an appreciation for your own strengths and limitations. Use your personal brand to express who you are, beyond your must-have qualifications. Aim to present yourself as an individual who will bring both talent and personality to the team. Here are a […]

3 Ways to Kickstart your Online Networking

3 Ways to Kickstart your Online Networking

In these ever-changing times, we’ve been discussing what you as International Students can do to better position yourselves in the post-pandemic job market successfully. Specific in this post, we will discuss how you can jumpstart your job search with online networking. Let’s consider how you can take advantage of virtual networking strategies to achieve your […]

Networking to make a real connection

Networking to make a real connection

Many international students think that the best way to network is to highlight their accomplishments and convince others that they’re the perfect candidate for a job.

 But this isn’t true.
  Networking is not an audition. It’s an opportunity to connect with people.  No matter who you’re networking with, you don’t need to treat your relationships as opportunities for career advancement. If you approach networking with this attitude, other […]