Youre Hired...Now What?: An Immigrants Guide to Success in the Canadian Workplace

Paperback | October 30, 2009

byLynda Goldman

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You're Hired...Now What? will give people 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 aregiven to help explain and illustrate the positive results of working within these general guidelines. The book (and accompanying workbook) can be used in the classroom as a way of preparing for a job or by individuals wanting to prepare by themselves or to further their careers.

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You're Hired...Now What? will give people 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 aregiven to help explain and illustrate the po...

Lynda Goldman (formerly Lynda Berish) worked as an ESL teacher at Concordia University and College Marie-Victorin in Montreal from 1984 to 1998. During that time she published a number of well-respected and well-received ESL books. After 1998, she shifted to corporate training in areas such as business etiquette, first impressions, p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.77 inPublished:October 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195432185

ISBN - 13:9780195432183

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Useful Resource I teach ESL to Canadian immigrants-- some of whom who have been here for a few months, others for years. This book has been useful for ALL of them. One of the biggest barriers to getting hired in the Canadian workplace is the idea of "fit"-- not just knowing the language, but the culture of the workplace. This book breaks down the way the Canadian office works, the culture, language styles, meetings, dealing with coworkers, reviews, how Canadians give criticism and feedback, the whole nine yards. This has been an invaluable resource to me as a teacher and to my students trying to understand what to say, when to say it, and how to understand what to expect in a Canadian work environment, where the expectations might be drastically different (right down to our egalitarian power structure) than what they are accustomed to. This would even be good for non-immigrants (as in Canadians!) who are having difficulty understanding office culture and want to put their best foot forward. I also think that if this is paired with, let's say, intercultural training for Canadian employees, you could expect a multicultural office with very few misunderstandings or hitches.
Date published: 2010-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Worth a Read Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, many newcomers may truly be puzzled by how a Canadian workplace works. For those who want to prevent future misunderstandings and frustrations, it's definitely worth a read. Chock-full of practical advice on workplace communication, this book can be a trusted local friend that many of the newcomers don't have.
Date published: 2009-11-21

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Started1. How to work well in Canada2. Understanding your workplace culture3. Setting the stage for success4. Projecting a professional imagePart 2: Communicating on the Job5. Actions speak louder than words6. Business talk on the job7. Telephone tips8. Business writing that gets resultsPart 3: Working Relationships9. Getting along with co-workers10. Good boss, bad boss11. Client relations and business etiquette12. Office politics, gossip, and romance13. Avoiding and solving problems14. Networking, small talk and building relationshipsPart 4: Achieving Success15. Managing your time and being productive16. Business outside the office17. Meetings and presentationsWords of Wisdom to Achieve Success