Imagine you are one of the 10 applicants (out of 5000 applicants) who have been selected by the Canadian ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to attend for the Job Interview. Now for the most part, all of you are going to have the same skill set and work experience and probably will get the same score from the exam (Most Canadian companies conduct Job Application exams to further filter out candidates – In all of the jobs that I applied for, I wrote the test). In this case, it is going to be challenging for companies to choose which one they will hire since all of you are actually capable of doing the job. This is where EQ plays a big role and will actually get you selected by the Hiring Manager instead of the others.
Let us define what EQ is. “Emotional Intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict”.
When you start working in the company, you are going to go through a lot of stress, you are going to go through a lot of challenges with your teammates and with your own tasks and at some point you are going to have some form of conflict with your colleagues and companies should still perform well despite all of these circumstances happening in the organization. Companies are businesses and they need profit in order to operate, to build infrastructure, provide training and so on. Now, companies prefer candidates who can maintain the business despite going through these challenges. This is where your EQ will get you through this and this will be the reason why you will get selected by the company instead of your competitors. Have you ever heard the phrase “Stand out of the crowd?” Your EQ will absolutely set you apart from others.
The best tip that you can get in order to get hired by a Canadian company is to switch your mindset from being an employee into being an employer. Pretend that you are an employer and that you are hiring the best resource to help grow your company. What skills would you like your employee to have? Why would you want to hire an applicant and not the others? How can your employee provide value to your company? How driven, passionate, motivated and energetic is your employee? These are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself in order to become the right candidate for the job.
“Poor employees? The company will suffer!” Always think about how you can help the company grow. What skills (both technical and emotional) can you contribute to the company to achieve its goals.
Canadian employers prefer achievers. They want to leverage on their resources in order to help their businesses grow. Now how do you create a Canadian Cover Letter and a Canadian Resume that resonates with the employer and is aligned with the employer’s business goals? A few things you can do is to research about the company you are applying for. Look at what their needs are, their wants, their mission and vision and how they operate and see how you can help the company grow.
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