Category Archives: Employment

Do you have listening materials to sell?

Dear Friend,

I just received an e-mail with the following question, “Hi Kim, Do you have listening materials to sell?”

My reply, to her, was:
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Three Types of People: Which are you?

Dear Friends,

Over the past eight years of owning and operating CELBANPrep I have discovered that there are three types of people who come to CELBANPrep: each with their own intent, needs, and expectations. Which are you?

Dreamers

which are you

The first group of people who come to me are the Dreamers. Dreamers are people who have come to Canada/ are planning on coming to Canada, to start a new life here. They come filled with hopes and dreams and ambitions. Having learned of the CELBAN as a requirement to become a registered nurse in Canada they happen along CELBANPrep. Most often this comes as a result of a search online, using various search engines.

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$ NEW!!! The Dear Kim ~ What They Won’t Tell You: Resume and Employment Series

What are they not telling you?

The Dear Kim ~ Resume and Employment Series has been created with these goals in mind: to teach you what they won’t tell you about promoting yourself in the Canadian Workplace, but what we teach our university students!!!

When you came to Canada you came here with a dream. But then you discovered that as an unlicensed professional, you could not work as a nurse, and had to accept a survival job. Dreams tend to fade under such circumstances.

But, coming to Canada means experiencing freedoms and choices that may not have been available to you back home. Obtaining your dream means knowing how to promote yourself in the Canadian Workplace, as a Canadian Employee with great value! Therein is happiness and success!

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$ NEW!!! The Dear Kim $5 Series ~ for Happiness, Success and Employment

Dear friend,

I just sent this email out to IENs who have subscribed to my mailing list. “On May 18 I sent out an email asking specific people certain questions:

  • What are your expectations of me, of CELBANPrep and of IEPC?
  • Is there something, in particular, that I can do or provide for you?

Since then both my inbox and my mind have been full! I spent the first week answering questions and designing a new mail campaign to answer some of the most common questions and concerns:

  • Where do I start?
  • What is the use with the exam dates full?
  • Can we get feedback on our writing?
  • Should I take the IELTS or the CELBAN?

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$ Im working here in canada as a caregiver. I am a Registered Nurse in the Philippines

Hi! Im working here in canada as a caregiver. Im interested to apply to be LPN and RN here… I dont know if my credentials will be qualify… I have two courses in the Philippines, one Is Business Management graduated then i continue it in field of Nursing,i graduated again last october 2011, I am a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, since February 2012. Can i ask if u allow a voluntary works as NNASjob experience in health care as an evidence for safe nursing?what are the guidelines to assess my credentials here? Fees?Ielts? thank u.Hope u can help me..im bit confuse…God bless!!! M

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♥ Ms Kim…. you are an angel to an IEN like me

Hello Ms. Kim
Thank you for all the support you are giving me. Next week will be the end of my part time job. Finally, i had the courage to tender my resignation letter. I was working 12 hour shift approx 4-5 nights a week and then during the daytime i work as a [position] for my part time. It is a part time but i have to go 4 times … which consume the entire day. Recently, I been suffering from migraine every Wednesday and sometimes even Thursday because of lack of sleep and the extreme weather condition. That finally made me realized that my hands are full and decided to submit my resignation letter 2 weeks ago. S

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$ Finding a job in Canada is not an easy thing [for IENs]

The following was posted as an assignment for CELBANPrep Writing Tutoring.

Finding a job in Canada is not an easy thing. I need to prepare  a resume that introduces myself very well and hopefully leaves a memorable first impression on the employers. As an IEN, I should improve my English proficiency by studying English all the time. The license is the prerequisite to be a registered nurse in Canada legally. If I get the things done as I mentioned above, I will search the advertisements for employment or ask friends to offer me job opportunities in the nursing home or hospital. Lastly, if I have the chance to work in Canada, I would work very hard to maintain my position in  a healthcare facility, otherwise I would do job hunt again. Lijuan

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