Five things to know before you start applying!

Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, and Workopolis are a few popular job sites where you can find jobs and apply. However, you’ll find the same jobs listed on multiple job sites.

In my experience of applying to jobs in Canada, you are most likely to receive a call from the recruiter: if you have the same job title in your previous job role (industry, domain, competitor, etc.) or have expertise in the exact product/service lines as the job you’re applying. Else, it gets challenging.

Though we know companies have different job titles, such as Marketing Program Manager, Marketing Portfolio Manager, or a generic Marketing Manager, the recruiter is often drawn towards the matching job title.
Follow some of the below tips in that situation.

  1. Make a list of all the competitor companies, of companies you have worked for in the past.
  2. If you think the job responsibilities are similar to what you have worked on in your previous jobs, change the title accordingly, and when you get to speak to the recruiter, clarify it in the first place.
  3. If you see the same job posted on multiple job sites, upload a different version of your resume across those job sites. For example, for a Marketing Manager role with company ABC advertized both on and, apply with different resumes.
  4. It is imperative to have a strong cover letter and a resume to stand out from the crowd. (Stay tuned for another blog post on writing cover letters)
  5. Try other job sites like Eluta, ZipRecruiter, GrabJobs, Robert Half based on your profession. (Again, I’ll publish lists based on different disciplines soon)

These are just a few tips to get you started on the right note. As a word of caution, you tend to apply to multiple jobs with the same resume. Doing this will do more harm than any good, as if it gets picked up by the recruiter and finds it not up to the level, you would have lost the future chances.

For now, get started, and don’t forget to drop an email at for any specific questions.

Job search in Canada!

As of August 2021, Canada is on target to meet 401,000 new permanent residents after adding record numbers in June and July, according to minister Marco Mendocino’s statement published by Reuters.

Canadian borders are now being open to permanent residents, and it is time to plan your job search in the new country.

Having lived and worked in the UK, New Zealand, and Canada, I can confidently say you need to strategically approach job search and the interview process to land a job as quickly as possible.

I have worked as a senior marketing professional in the technology sector for the last decade with a background in IT product and services marketing, channel business development, and aligning sales and marketing.

The technology sector booming despite the pandemic is adding many tech sales, marketing, IT, and business development jobs at a lightning pace.

I am sure you would have heard from your family, relatives, or friends that it is an uphill task to land a job that you deserve without having prior Canadian experience. It wasn’t much different for me despite having extensive international experience and working for the North American region.

You might have read hundreds of articles on job search tips or tried sending cold LinkedIn connection requests or messages seeking a referral; you need to do more than that.

Watch out and subscribe for my new blog series, where I would dissect job descriptions across different job advertising, helping you create a tailored resume and cover letters. Also, you can reach out to me by email at

Good luck in your job search and stay tuned!