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mirinda34
10-02-2006, 01:35 PM
Hi, Iím new here.
Iíve been on maternity leave longer than expected and it turns out now Iíve been unemployed for almost 4 years. I used to work as an Operations manager in a small company. I was wondering how difficult will be to find a job again after this long pause.
Do you think the employment agents will take me as a serious candidate for a job?

lana
10-03-2006, 01:02 PM
Lots of women stay home and take care of their kids, that donít mean they never worked after they send them to school :)
Have you started to look for a job yet?
First go through your resume and make it up to date. Publish it on monster and workopolis and make it public and start calling employment agencies.

Don't worry, you'll find a job :)

Tsveta
10-04-2006, 08:40 AM
Hi,

The most important thing before you start your job search is to update your Resume and rewrite your Cover letter. For more Resume tips (http://www.jobagencies.ca/index.asp?p=4&sp=2)and Cover letter tips (http://www.jobagencies.ca/index.asp?p=4&sp=1) click here (http://www.jobagencies.ca/index.asp?p=4&sp=3) or check out our Resume section (http://www.jobforum.ca/forumdisplay.php?f=8).

contractor
10-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Are you looking for a full-time position or a contract?

lana
10-06-2006, 09:55 AM
Hi Mirinda, Here is my advice:

1. Create a profile in monster.ca, workopolis.com, careerbuilder.com, hotjobs etc. and check it regularly
2. Contact recruiters/employment agencies rather than companies
3. Make a list of interview questions and start practicing
4. When applying for particular positions tailor your Resume and Cover letter according to the job description.

kuchemishka
10-12-2006, 08:45 AM
Excellent tips Lana!
I always customize my Cover letter according to the job offer. It is very important!

mirinda34
10-13-2006, 08:59 AM
Hi Mirinda, Here is my advice:

1. Create a profile in monster.ca, workopolis.com, careerbuilder.com, hotjobs etc. and check it regularly
2. Contact recruiters/employment agencies rather than companies
3. Make a list of interview questions and start practicing
4. When applying for particular positions tailor your Resume and Cover letter according to the job description.

Thanks all for the tips and encouragement!
I am calling recruiters but they don't seem to bother to call me back. I always get the machine...

lana
10-15-2006, 05:25 PM
Thanks all for the tips and encouragement!
I am calling recruiters but they don't seem to bother to call me back. I always get the machine...

I know it is quite frustrating but you have to be persistent. For me calling recruiters works better than just sending emails with attached Resume. You have to call them every day and leave messages.

mirinda34
10-16-2006, 08:37 AM
I am under the impression that most of the recruiters never answer their phone. They are always "in a meeting". I know that they can't chat with every job seeker but they donít even try to return the call saying "we are not interested"...

kuchemishka
10-17-2006, 08:00 AM
I am under the impression that most of the recruiters never answer their phone. They are always "in a meeting". I know that they can't chat with every job seeker but they donít even try to return the call saying "we are not interested"...

They probably think that not returning a call means "we are not interested" which I find rude.

Paul
10-23-2006, 09:36 AM
I am under the impression that most of the recruiters never answer their phone. They are always "in a meeting". I know that they can't chat with every job seeker but they donít even try to return the call saying "we are not interested"...



It probably means that but don't get discouraged, keep calling. Find a couple of employment agencies which work in your field of expertise and contact them. Establish a relationship with them. Work closely with 3-4 recruiters.
Don't call just anybody.

ching
10-24-2006, 09:44 AM
I am in the same position as mirinda... Thanks for the tip Paul!
Do you know of any recruiting agency specializing in HR placement?

Tsveta
10-25-2006, 08:58 AM
I am in the same position as mirinda... Thanks for the tip Paul!
Do you know of any recruiting agency specializing in HR placement?

Check this employment agencies (http://jobagencies.ca/index.asp?p=1&sp=1)list. A lot of companies specialize in HR placement. Where in Canada do you live?

ching
02-08-2007, 10:20 AM
Check this employment agencies (http://jobagencies.ca/index.asp?p=1&sp=1)list. A lot of companies specialize in HR placement. Where in Canada do you live?

Hi Tsveta,
Thank you for the reply.
I am in Nova Scotia.

georgebuffet
07-20-2009, 02:51 AM
Hi There !!

This leave wont be a problem, you have reason for this long leave . So try to fresh up your skills and try applying with the recruitment agencies they can help you.

Hope it helps :)