The Newcomers Podcast
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E30: Tosin Thomas on how to get a job before landing in Canada

E30: Tosin Thomas on how to get a job before landing in Canada

"Start prepping early."

“I thought it would take 3 - 4 months to get a job when I started applying. But I got my first offer within two weeks and the second offer by the third week.”

This episode with Tosin Thomas, Head of Marketing at Financial Cents, was a masterclass on getting hired as an immigrant before you set foot on Canadian soil.

We talk about:

  • Getting the first job offer (she thought it was a scam when the email came in)

  • How she set up her resume

  • Her approach to upskilling herself

  • The importance of prepping for your career switch early

  • And how to handle the interviewing stage.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the interview:

“Be confident to accept yourself for who you are. The fact you have an accent doesn’t make you any less. If the individual on the other side sees you any less, its on them, not on you. And that’s somebody you probably shouldn’t be working with.”

I know the above quote can be a problematic heuristic when one is desperate for a job to cover the mounting bills. But keep your chin up. You’ve got this.


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