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By Anonymous - 31/12/2022 03:00 - Canada - Vancouver

Today, I have manager-level education, an MBA, a second management master's, and I'm on my way for a PhD, but I'm also a migrant who is stuck doing a shitty job because the damn country I have migrated to (Canada) has very little regards for previous non-canadian work experience, even as a manager! I gave up so much for this!? FML
I agree, your life sucks 866
You deserved it 527

Same thing different taste

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ODBeefalo 10

as a Canadian myself, I can attest that management experience means very little, even if you got it here. the exception being grocery or fast food sometimes. places care more about experience in the company than most other things when seeking managers unless they want someone to be a "manager" who actually does something else, but then you need that other experience. and going to school for management means very little. It's like going to school for liberal arts here... looks good for an interview but probably means very little to the people you will be answering to. I have seen 25 year trade veterans get looked over for someone with less than 5 years based on how long they had been with the company even for other non related work. sucks but at least it points to some form of company loyalty to the employees

Please quit being so dumb. Just make up a bunch of fake positions you've held with prominent Canadian companies. George Santos is going to Congress based on lying about his work and family. Kids today need role models like that!

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You got Timmy's and hockey! Why are you complaining?

ODBeefalo 10

as a Canadian myself, I can attest that management experience means very little, even if you got it here. the exception being grocery or fast food sometimes. places care more about experience in the company than most other things when seeking managers unless they want someone to be a "manager" who actually does something else, but then you need that other experience. and going to school for management means very little. It's like going to school for liberal arts here... looks good for an interview but probably means very little to the people you will be answering to. I have seen 25 year trade veterans get looked over for someone with less than 5 years based on how long they had been with the company even for other non related work. sucks but at least it points to some form of company loyalty to the employees

slaveern 1

Post your linkedin amd we'll tell you why

slaveern 1

Post your linkedin amd we'll tell you why

You cannot change the system or prospective employers, you can only adapt to the situation. I am sure immigration is difficult, I have no doubts of that as I have had a few engineer friends who were immigrants to the USA… Find what work you can as close to your field of experience as practicable then plan on working your way up. That’s about all you can do. It will take time, but eventually your skills will show and you will learn new ones… By the way, for all but high level management jobs, even in a management position you spend most of your time doing other things and then managing on top of that. It’s certainly that way in technical circles in my personal experience… Oh by the way, most management degrees are a lot less valuable than you might imagine. Frequently people with multiple degrees have become habituated to academic life which is a lot different than business life.

Please quit being so dumb. Just make up a bunch of fake positions you've held with prominent Canadian companies. George Santos is going to Congress based on lying about his work and family. Kids today need role models like that!

While I appreciate the humor and realism of the comment, it’s a bad idea to lie on paper to a prospective employer. If they find out you lied on your employment forms or resume they can, and will, immediately fire you no matter how much later they find out… Many industries are relatively narrow and people move back and forth between companies and all it takes is someone asking something like, “Did you know Jack when he worked there?” for the truth to come out. I have seen executives fired over that. And while being laid off is not a blot on your resume, being fired for cause definitely is.

vg 4

I know enough to never say I can understand how you feel. I have worked in Norway with helping immigrants getting jobs and I have too many stories like this to tell. I once helped a literal rocket scientist and the only job he could get was as a handyman for a football team... The reason was that he was (this is a bit hard to translate) "language-weak". The dude knew 8 languages, 6 fluently, unfortunately none of them were norwegian. Most norwegians know 2 languages, 3 tops.