Our Tools

Our commitment at TAL Group International is to support our candidates throughout their entire career or contract placement.

That is why we provide them with some valuable career tools, drawn from our long experience in the recruitment industry.

The recommendations below will help in preparation for interviews through maximizing the appearance of your resume.

1. Prioritize your resume. Don’t just put things in chronological order. When applying for a job, you want potential employers to see what you have done that is more important and pertinent to them.

2. Quantify your accomplishments Intangible accomplishments, no matter how large they may seem, are rarely as impressive as actual numbers, facts and figures. Find ways to measure your accomplishments and report those numbers, but do not embellish.

3. Use key industry words Potential employers are looking for straightforward content that speaks their language. This is one case where jargon can be a good thing, as long as everyone concerned knows its significance.

4. Match your skills with industry needs Carefully assess the skills related to the position and ensure your resume includes them.

5. Make it visually simple Keep headers and titles as simple as possible, and ensure the document is a vertical piece. Someone should be able to peruse it quickly, noting short bullets that catch their attention.


Sample Resumes

Below are some professional sample resumes which you can use as a guide in designing your own.

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Whether a candidate is being interviewed by the CEO or an intern, he or she will inevitably be challenged with answering some notoriously tricky questions.

Below are listed several helpful tips to aid in crafting responses to even the toughest of questions.

Relax
Try your best to think positive thoughts and visualize yourself in the interview.
Research
Prior to the interview learn as much as possible about the company`s values, mission, and business structure. This will allow you to appear more knowledgeable and prepared to the interviewer who is assessing your skill set.
Practice
Practice responses to the common job interview questions most employers ask. Think of actual examples that you can use to describe your skills.
Know the question
Try to identify the type of question being asked and what in particular the interviewer is trying to elicit from the question.
Nonverbal cues
Watch out for your body language, maintain good eye contact, show interest and enthusiasm and speak with a well-modulated voice.
Sell yourself
Do not rely on your application document and resume in selling yourself, back up your skills with real experiences.
Ask questions
By asking the employer questions, you show that you have done your research and that you are interested in the organisation.
Good appearance
Your appearance is extremely important and forms part of the first impressions an interviewer will have of you.
Listen Carefully
When nervous, it is common to become flustered and lose track of what others are saying to you. In the interview, do your best to listen with awareness and ask for clarification when necessary.
Follow up
After the interview send a thank you letter and request feedback regarding your performance in the interview.

Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If your inquiry is not found below, however, do not hesitate to contact us---we would be happy to talk to you!

CANDIDATE QUESTIONS

1. Where is the TAL Group International's head office located?

We are located in the centre of downtown Toronto, Canada's economic centre and one of the top technology cities in the world.

TAL Group International Head Office
69 Yonge Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1K3 Canada

2. Does TAL Group International offer work placements in other countries than Canada?

At the moment, it does not however we advise that you sign up for our newsletter to keep informed of any new developments in the International Program.

3. What is the Labour Market Opinion (LMO)?

A piece of documentation submitted by TAL Group International on behalf of an employer that must be given to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) before a foreign worker may receive approval to work in Canada.

4. Does TAL Group International recruit for any other divisions other than IT and Mobile?

We do not currently offer roles in any other fields, however expansion developments are currently in place for other divisions. We advise that you sign up for our newsletter to keep informed of new developments.

5. What sort of testing does TAL Group International use as part of its behavioral and technology skills testing?

The objective of our behavioral and technical tests is to gauge whether a candidate’s key level of experience and knowledge aligns with the skill set required for a role. Thus, our testing involves behavioral and situational questions, in addition to technically-geared problems.

6. Do I have to pay for the work visa?

No, you do not have to pay for the visa.

7. When I arrive in Canada, will I have to provide my own accommodation?

No, you will not. For your first month in Canada, your accommodation will be provided for.

8. Will my health and dental coverage be covered in Canada?

All permanent Ontario residents are eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), which is a provincially funded medical plan that provides free hospital and medical care.

CLIENT QUESTIONS

1. As a client, do I have to hire a candidate on a permanent basis?

No, you do not. TAL Group International offers two hiring options, one being permanent and the other being contractual. Please contact us to discuss these two options in greater detail.

2. Why should I hire international talent instead of local?

Our statistics show that on average clients can save up to 25% per international hire on their first year for the same quality of talent that can be found locally. Likewise, the retention rate of foreign hires is significantly higher than that of local workers due to the work visa structure.

3. Where do your source your international candidates from?

The majority of our skilled international professionals are outsourced from Europe.

4. Do I have to pay for the international marketing and advertising costs?

Absolutely not. TAL Group International assumes all costs associated with advertising internationally.

5. Will the work permit that my employee obtains allow him or her to work for another company?

No---the work visa obtained by your new candidate allows him or her to work only exclusively for your organization.

Canada stretches across North America and is the second largest country in the world.

Its capital is Ottawa; however, Toronto is its largest city, which now has the fourth largest population in North America.

Weather

In the city of Toronto and its surrounding areas, the summers are warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20’C (68’F) to 32’C (89.6’F). Winters are snowy, with cold temperatures ranging between 10’C (50F) to -10’C (14’F). Spring and autumn are mild.

 

Health Care

All permanent Ontario residents are eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), which is a provincially funded medical plan that provides free hospital and medical care.

 

Entertainment

Toronto is Canada's most cosmopolitan city that offers not only a high standard of living and cultural diversity but also a cluster of museums, exhibits, festivals, and attractions. Toronto also has its own island with an amusement park, bike paths, picnic spots, and recreational facilities. To learn more about Toronto, please see http://www.seetorontonow.com/.

 

Useful Links

 

Fun Facts about Canada and Toronto

(Source: www.searchingtoronto.com)

  • There are 100+ languages spoken throughout the city of Toronto

  • Just over 30% of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French

  • Toronto is home to North America's largest underground pedestrian system PATH, which connects about 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, five subway stations, six major hotels and several entertainment centres under Toronto’s financial core

  • Niagara Falls is just over an hour drive from Toronto

  • Toronto is home to the 2nd tallest free-standing structure in the world, the CN Tower (1,815 ft)

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