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Going global country guides

Posted by Megan on March 4, 2010

To branch out beyond the library’s materials, I’d like to point out a nifty resource called Going Global that is provided to McGill students and staff through the Career Planning Service (CAPS).

From the CAPS description:

The website’s career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information. More than 30,000 pages of constantly-updated content is included on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles and worldwide job listings…………plus much more!

For Canada, the guides break down to the city level, with Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver featured.

While the information about visas and application standards are useful, the cultural advice is somewhat limited, relying a bit heavily on clichés. In case you’re wondering: “Canadians are polite, respectful of authority, consensus-oriented and tend to avoid confrontation. They are courteous and respectful of women and older people” … But all around, this a good starting point for investigating work and study opportunities abroad.

Note that since this is a subscription resource, you must have the VPN connected to access the site from off campus.

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