• Brexit triggers an exodus of construction workers seeking a move to Canada from the UK

    Uncertainty over Brexit has sparked a wave of interest among construction workers in a move to Canada from the UK. Ruairi Spillane shares his view as founder of Outpost Recruitment, which specializes in helping international talent find construction roles in Canada. Rising political and economic uncertainty associated with Britain’s impending…

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  • Why the best job applicants may not need a cover letter

    Do I need a cover letter for my job application? My short answer is: no, unless specifically asked to provide one. The reason is that a cover letter is generally used for an unsolicited online application. Online applications are anonymous cold introductions without any personal touch. Best avoided. If you…

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  • Immigrate to Canada

    How do I immigrate to Canada?

    Are you interested in immigration to Canada to develop your career, but not sure how to do it? Whether you want to make Canada your temporary or permanent home, it is important to get access to the most up-to-date information. Outpost Recruitment, the recruitment arm of Moving2Canada.com, has helped candidates…

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  • BC workforce poised for growth

    B.C.’s Construction Workforce Poised For Growth

    Up to 17,000 new workers could be hired in British Columbia’s construction industry over the next five years, according to a new forecast by BuildForce Canada. Their latest predictions indicate that proposed transportation, pipeline, LNG, and mining projects will be the main driver behind the job growth, increasing employment in…

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  • ‘SHOULD I USE A RECRUITER?’ HERE ARE 6 SCENARIOS WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT.

    ‘Should I use a recruiter?’ Here are 6 scenarios where you should not.

    Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, has spent five years placing jobseekers with Canada’s top construction and engineering companies in permanent roles. Jobseekers often ask themselves ‘should I use a recruiter?’, and in this opinion piece, Ruairi outlines six scenarios where jobseekers should instead apply to companies in those industries directly.…

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  • Top 10 mistakes job seekers make

    There are many simple mistakes job seekers make, which can be easily avoided. Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, explains how. Over five years of working in recruitment, Outpost has gathered lots of anecdotal evidence on what works and what doesn’t when searching for a job. Do you have to use…

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  • Networking

    A quick guide to networking in Canada

    If you’re looking to advance your career, then you’ll need to make sure you take full advantage of the opportunities for networking in Canada. Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, explains. Why do some construction professionals follow a seamless upward path from role to role? How do recruitment agencies know exactly…

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  • construction in Canada

    What job titles are used in construction in Canada?

    Transitioning to work in construction in Canada as a newcomer can be difficult. When you lack local experience it’s crucial that you can get up to speed on the local market as quickly as possible. At Outpost Recruitment, we understand what employers are looking for when assessing international candidates.  In…

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  • custom LinkedIn profile URL

    How to create a short, custom LinkedIn profile URL

    We all know having a LinkedIn profile is a crucial resource in your job search. But the default LinkedIn profile URL can be long, clunky, and difficult to include on a resume or CV. Luckily, LinkedIn provides an option for you to create a short, custom LinkedIn profile URL. By default, your URL…

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  • How to use LinkedIn

    How to use LinkedIn for successful construction networking

    It’s not enough to simply exist on social media – you need to know how to use LinkedIn if you want to get the most out of it. Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, explains. LinkedIn has become a crucial networking, information sharing and personal branding tool for construction and engineering…

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