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Job opportunities customer service within service or retail sector




Hello,

I am looking for part time jobs within the retail, sales sector. I have a masters degree and have worked in London/UK within a university, which required hands on customer service skills. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanking everyone in advance.

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Dotty

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Post ID: 203946 21-02-13 22:35:18
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tamilkuravan
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Dotty-
Try to visit the universities (U of T, Hamilton univ, York, Ryerson) and see their job posting board at the university. (some jobs are not advertised).
Also you can visit the specific dept. and get more info from the reception. I have tried that in the past and though I did not get any job, I was close to getting one or two.
Volunteering is another way to land up a permanent job or atleast a good reference.
Looks like the economy of Canada is not yet booming.



Peace by Murali

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Post ID: 203955 22-02-13 04:06:30
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Thank you Tamilkuravan, I have volunteered at 6 places, and I finally stopped. Perhaps it is a good idea to go to the University itself. Could you please tell me as to where did you go within the university?
Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me.

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Post ID: 203965 22-02-13 13:17:34
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tamilkuravan
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Dotty,
Looks like you volunteered at the wrong places and even if not, more than the skills learnt (Canadian skill set - except for soft skills - is horrible anyways) reference is the only advantage. And if it is a Gora reference, then more the advantage.
At the university, walk to the dept of your choice. Each dept. has a reception with an admin. asst.. He/she will be the one to help you with the next steps.
Also see the college notice board for job / references.
For example, once I saw that they were requiring people for acting / warm bodies. and so I enrolled myself. I was paid $ 20 an hour for some 12 hours within 2 weeks. Next time, I enrolled in a gambling study which got me $ 30 a visit (each visit 1 hour) for 20 visits + I was offered free snacks + bus fare.

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Post ID: 203970 23-02-13 02:34:17
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Dotty
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Thank you Tamilkuranvan for giving me some ideas. Can you please tell me which university did you go to? You are right perhaps I did not go to the right places for volunteering. I was volunteering within my own industry, and it is only later that I realized that when the pie itself is too small, there is little left for the others. One of the most troubling experience I had here was when i first came to Toronto and some very generous Indian said to me- try to work hard and don't steal like the desis!!! It was painful to hear and see such an attitude. But I am still looking and feel that I have nothing to loose if I perhaps ask suggestions from those who have a longer history within this country. Right now it does not matter for me what job, I am happy to work on anything, even for a few hours. I am a creative practitioner, so I have the gift to take any experience and use it within my own creative narrative. Thanks a lot once again. I really appreciate your assistance.
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Post ID: 203976 23-02-13 16:08:32
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Dotty
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Thank you Tamilkuranvan for giving me some ideas. Can you please tell me which university did you go to? You are right perhaps I did not go to the right places for volunteering. I was volunteering within my own industry, and it is only later that I realized that when the pie itself is too small, there is little left for the others. One of the most troubling experience I had here was when i first came to Toronto and some very generous Indian said to me- try to work hard and don't steal like the desis!!! It was painful to hear and see such an attitude. But I am still looking and feel that I have nothing to loose if I perhaps ask suggestions from those who have a longer history within this country. Right now it does not matter for me what job, I am happy to work on anything, even for a few hours. I am a creative practitioner, so I have the gift to take any experience and use it within my own creative narrative. Thanks a lot once again. I really appreciate your assistance.
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Post ID: 203977 23-02-13 16:08:36
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tamilkuravan
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Dotty:
Univ. of Toronto is the biggest and best university. Try the toronto location first and then the scarborough location next. Mississagua location is crap.
next comes :
1. York university (Free Toronto star at the food court is provided).
2. Cenntenial college
3. Sheridan college

In the meantime, register with food banks across GTA so that atleast till you get a job, you can save some money on food.

peace

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Dotty:
Thanks to TK ... he gave you very useful and valuable info. However, you need to be more aggressive and explore once a small clue is given.


 
Post ID: 204041 26-02-13 04:58:16
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tamilkuravan
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Gurram:
Thanks for your support and confidence in me.

Dotty :
I forgot to mention Ryerson University.

Peace

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Post ID: 204045 26-02-13 07:17:26
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Originally posted by Dotty

Thank you Tamilkuranvan for giving me some ideas. Can you please tell me which university did you go to? You are right perhaps I did not go to the right places for volunteering. I was volunteering within my own industry, and it is only later that I realized that when the pie itself is too small, there is little left for the others. One of the most troubling experience I had here was when i first came to Toronto and some very generous Indian said to me- try to work hard and don't steal like the desis!!! It was painful to hear and see such an attitude. But I am still looking and feel that I have nothing to loose if I perhaps ask suggestions from those who have a longer history within this country. Right now it does not matter for me what job, I am happy to work on anything, even for a few hours. I am a creative practitioner, so I have the gift to take any experience and use it within my own creative narrative. Thanks a lot once again. I really appreciate your assistance.

i did my first stay after landing in Mississauga and then left Canada. Now I plan to come back and stay in Peel region as initial settlement, preferably Mississauga. But when you say Mississauga in a crap, it forces me to rethink about Amy plans. Would it be difficult to find survival jobs in Mississauga ! Please suggest


 
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