Brampton, ON, September 6, 2011. The second edition of No Canadian Experience, Eh? A Career Success Guide for New Immigrants is now available. Career Coach and Author, Daisy Wright, whose work has been published in several career books, first published the book in 2007. At the time, it was the first-of-its-kind career guide that addressed the job search plight of internationally educated professionals and new immigrants. One publisher remarked that he was “pleasantly surprised to see so much valuable information for a segment of the population that was largely ignored in regards to the job search.”
While the book addresses job search basics such as résumé and cover letter design, and how to prepare and master the interview, how to build professional networks, access the hidden job market, and engage in small talk, Wright invited 16 top career experts, (13 from Canada and 3 from the United States) to contribute their individual expertise to enhance the value of this edition. New topic areas include personal branding, social media, on-boarding, green careers, leadership, practice firms, stress management, career assessments, self-employment as a career option, consulting and time management.
“The job search process has changed significantly since 2007, and it was important to give newcomers up-to-date tools and information that will help them compete with other job seekers in the crowded marketplace”, said Wright. As one reader testified, “This is one of the best renditions of both personal experiences and professional guidance that I have read since arriving in Canada, my country of choice. It is a must read for all immigrants to navigate the waters before and after landing as it is illustrated in a very simple and understandable manner. Thank you Daisy for your hard work and effort in putting together this guide for newcomers to Canada.” ~ Gautam Nath, Recipient of one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants
Wright says that while settling successfully in a new country is not an easy task, it is achievable if one adopts a success mindset and perseveres. “I hope that readers will recognize and be inspired by the consistent theme throughout the book – that perseverance and the application of various job search strategies can, in the end, provide the desired results and minimize the trauma often associated with settlement.
“I am also excited to launch NCE Institute, an online professional development community where newcomers and individuals with shared interests can add their voices to the conversations and offer encouragement,” Wright said.
The book can be ordered from Career/Life Skills Resources in Concord, Ontario as well as from CreateSpace, a division of Amazon.com. It will eventually be available from Chapters-Indigo, Amazon.ca and other wholesale booksellers.
The Wright Career Solution is a full service career coaching firm providing job search strategies to individuals who are ready to move their careers forward.
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