Dear Diamond Community,
Hello everyone, this is Mary, Diamond’s Overseas Coordinator. Many of you have already spoken with me personally, and I am immensely proud of each and every one of you for taking this brave step forward with Diamond to try to find a new life in Canada.
As much as I enjoy and thrive from working with you all, there are a few key points I would like to discuss with you:
How to Complete Your Application Properly
One of the major obstacles I face has been dealing with incomplete applications. A complete application must have the following:
I know that many of you are anxious to know about the status of your applications — and I understand completely! However, I deal with 15-25 follow-up phone calls a day, asking about the status of their applications.
The more time I spend on the phone with you, means I spend less time finding you employers.
I am happy to advise and guide you during your application process, however, calling incessantly will not improve your chances of employment.
The reality is, is that I am working tirelessly to process and complete applications for countless of candidates, and I cannot afford to spend time speaking to the same individuals every day and answering the same questions every time.
CONTACT ME ONLY FOR IMPORTANT MATTERS, AND I WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU.
On that same note, if I am attempting to reach you, please pick up! I will only be calling you if it is important — please call me back immediately if you cannot pick up my call initially.
Communication during interviews is essential. If you are fortunate enough to have an employer-interview, please practice your English! We want you to be confident in your skills, so don’t keep quiet because you’re self-conscious. Please be attentive, personable, and speak clearly! You want to show off your skills as much as possible.
Remember you can always email me as well at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing good news with our candidates. The pride and satisfaction I experience every time I say, “Congratulations!” makes all the work worthwhile. I look forward to sharing good news with many of you soon.