One of the most frustrating aspects of job searching is feeling like you’ve already reached out to everyone you know. Yet, you’re still just as far away from a new role as you were when you started. Self-doubts begin to creep in.
This week’s episode is all about how newcomers, immigrants and international students can stay motivated in a frustrating job hunt. I discussed extensively with Vivian Li strategies that job candidates can use to get their foot in the door.
Vivian currently leads RBC’s Inclusive Recruitment team. In this role, Vivian designs and delivers enterprise wide inclusive recruitment strategy to help RBC build its competitive edge through attracting and attaining an inclusive workforce, with a special focus on talent from diverse communities such as persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, visible minorities/newcomers to Canada, LGBT+, women, etc.
Internally at RBC, Vivian promotes inclusive hiring through raising awareness and removing hiring biases through trainings and leadership engagement. Vivian is passionate about her role as it creates innovative win-win solution to bring diversity of thought to the organization she is proud to be part of.
As an immigrant herself, Vivian understands the challenges newcomer job seekers face and is committed to paying it forward through her work supporting newcomers finding employment opportunities. Between 2017 to 2020, Vivian and her team have supported over 4000 newcomers in their job searching through RBC DiversityWorksHere event series, workshops, trainings and webinars.
Vivian has over 15 years of experience in HR and HR technology, with a special focus on Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Talent Development, HR data analysis and project management. Vivian holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from China.
I invited Vivian here to discuss practical tips that immigrants, newcomers, and international students can use to position themselves for opportunities. This is one episode you should not miss and share with everyone you love.
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