Job Seeker FAQ

Come explore the most efficient and painless screening for your next career opportunity. Bilingual Jobs strives to conduct all activities in an impartial, discrete and confidential manner. As professionals, we are sensitive to the nature and implications of a career move.

As we are engaged by top corporations to enable their recruitment processes, there is absolutely no charge to candidates for our services. Your honest cooperation is all we require to assist you in your next career move.

Contact us today to discuss your practical situation with absolutely no obligation.

Why should I consider using a personnel agency as opposed to doing my own job search?

Since there are no fees, we suggest that you use an agency to compliment your own job search. Agencies are proactive, confidential and have access to hidden jobs, which are not advertised in the traditional formats.

Why should I choose Bilingual Jobs?

Quite simply, we are the best bilingual agency in the Greater Toronto Area. Simply spend a few minutes on the phone with us and you will understand why we are the leaders in this area. We work on behalf of the biggest and best employers who offer the best compensation & benefit packages as well as career growth opportunities.

Who will pay me and do you surcharge the client to accommodate your fee?

As Bilingual Jobs only does permanent and contract assignments, the client company will pay you. This assures you top wages as we bill the client a separate finders' fee.

Do you only fill positions in downtown Toronto?

We successfully fill positions from Oshawa to Hamilton and strive to place you close to home.

What are the most common interview mistakes?

  • Arriving late is usually the kiss of death. Plan ahead and show up early.
  • Always dress in a business like fashion. Better to be overdressed then under dressed. Size up the interviewer quickly and match their communication style.
  • Not shaking hands or maintaining eye contact with the interviewer during the interview. Dress and act appropriately.
  • Not researching the organization. With so much information now available from many sources, it is expected of you.
  • Misrepresenting your skills and experience.
  • Focusing on your issues, i.e. salary, benefits, perks, vacation.
  • Talking badly of your previous employers. It is a poor reflection of you.
  • Not appearing enthusiastic or interested enough. Better to achieve the offer than have no decision to make.

Which questions should I answer?

  • What are your short & long-term goals?
  • How are you preparing yourself to achieve them?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • What are the most important rewards you expect from your career?
  • What are the most important rewards you expect from your career?
  • What are your strengths & weaknesses?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • What qualifications do you have that would make you successful in this position?
  • In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to this company?
  • How do you work under pressure? Give an example.
  • How would you describe the ideal next step or job for you?

Which questions should I ask?

  • Why is the position open?
  • Which two or three characteristics are important in a candidate for this position?
  • Could you describe to me the most important functions of this position?
  • Could you please comment on your style of management?
  • Do you support continued development of your employees?
  • What is your assessment of my status for this position?

Where can I get resume tips?

We provide these tips as a service to our potential candidates.

As most people know, the purpose of the resume is to summarize the key elements of your past experience that you would like employers to consider when you are seeking employment. Naturally, a resume needs to be revised periodically during your career to reflect changes in your qualifications. Keep in mind that a good resume alone won't get you a job, however, it can help you get an interview and influence an employer's perception of your skills and potential for a particular kind of work.

General Resume Writing Tips

  • One or Two Page(s) - Resumes are very time consuming to read. Keep them sweet & simple. One page is fast and easy for the employer to read but as you gain more experience it is acceptable to use a maximum of two pages.
  • Presentation - Never fold your resume. Mail it out in an oversized envelope or present it in a file folder.
  • Printing & Paper - Always use resume grade paper - white or ivory. If possible, use a laser printer or have a professional print shop produce your resume.  Never send photocopied resumes to a potential employer.
  • Proof-read - Always, always, always have someone else re-read your resume before sending it out.
  • Action Words - The use of specific words will help your resume read more professionally.  Action words might also allow your resume to rank higher if it's scanned by computer software.

Header Section

  • Email Addresses - It is completely acceptable in this day and age to include your e-mail address along with your normal postal address. Make sure it sounds professional and is one which you check regularly.
  • Addresses - Use your complete street address and don't forget to include an apartment/suite number if applicable.
  • Area Code - Don't forget to include your area code along with your telephone number.
  • Mobile Numbers - Include your cellular telephone only if it's a reliable point of contact.

Education Section

  • Degree - Do not abbreviate the type of degree.
  • Training vs Education - Separate any training programs (seminars, workshops, etc.) which are not part of a structured educational system.
  • Order - List academic credentials and formal degrees in order of relevance or reverse chronological order.
  • Degree Type - Include the type of degree, school and year of graduation as well as major minor studies.
  • Incomplete - If you have not successfully completed a program, it should be noted with an expected completion date marked in brackets.  Do not state that you have completed a program or course when in fact it has not been finished.

Employment & Career Experience Section

  • Currently employed - state the word 'Present' after your start date.
  • Successes - Detail your successes by using numbers and percentages.
  • Employer details - For each employer, you should list the employers city and province, the positions you held, in bold, and length of time you spent in these positions.
  • Multiple employers - If you have held a series of jobs, you may want to include the last four to six positions. Usually, your current job is described in most detail.  However, if the job you held five years ago closely matches your current objectives, you may want to devote more space to it.

Additional Information

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards
  • Language Fluency
  • Licenses, accreditation, published papers and patents
  • Internships - Work abroad
  • Volunteer activities
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Toronto, Ontario M4V 1K9
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