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You're Hired ... Now What?: A Immigrant's Guide to Success in the Canadian Workplace

You're Hired ... Now What?: A Immigrant's Guide to Success in the Canadian Workplace    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-19-543218-3
Pages 404
Language English only
Price $29.95
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Written by Lynda Goldman.
Published by Oxford University Press, 2009.


You're Hired...Now What? is for any immigrant who wants to succeed in a professional Canadian environment. The topics are relevant to anyone who is new to the Canadian workplace, with a special focus on the issues that can arise from cultural differences.

This book gives readers from different countries and backgrounds an understanding of Canadian workplace culture and norms. The material is presented as a general guide to adapting to a professional environment and explains common best-practice procedures at work. Examples are given to help explain and illustrate the positive results of working within these general guidelines.

Table of Contents:
  • Getting Started
    • How to work well in Canada
    • Understanding your workplace culture
    • Setting the stage for success
    • Projecting a professional image
  • Communicating on the Job
    • Actions speak louder than words
    • Business talk on the job
    • Telephone tips
    • Business writing that gets results
  • Working relationships
    • Getting along with co-workers
    • Good boss, bad boss
    • Client relations and business etiquette
    • Office politics, gossip, and romance
    • Avoiding and solving problems
    • Networking, small talk and building relationships
  • Achieving success
    • Managing your time and being productive
    • Business outside the office
    • Meetings and presentations
  • Words of Wisdom to Achieve Success
  • Glossary
  • Appendix
  • Index
Lynda Goldman is an accomplished author, ESL instructor, and corporate trainer. She is an authority on topics such as communication and cross-cultural diversity, and her expertise shines through in this comprehensive introduction to the Canadian workplace.
"This book is a great resource for new and prospective immigrants. It will help newcomers understand the values, norms, and behaviours expected in Canadian workplaces so their enormous promise will blossom into success!" – Jan Sheppard Kutcher, Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association
Also from the Canadian Newcomer Series:
Arrival Survival Canada: A Handbook for New Immigrants
How to Find a Job in Canada: Common Problems and Effective Solutions

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