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A Holiday Recipe From Us to You!

Romanian White Bean Dip

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the dip

  • 8.8 Oz White Beans
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Water
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt

For the topping

  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • Salt
  • Fresh Parsley

Instructions

For the Dip

  1. Rinse the beans and place them in a large bowl. Cover with water and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Rinse and add to a pan with plenty of water.
  3. Add the onion and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  4. Cook for about 1 hour or until the beans are soft. The cooking time will greatly depend on the size and age of the beans so keep checking!
  5. Drain the beans, but keep the cooking water. Discard the onion and the bay leaves.
  6. Leave the beans to cool slightly, then place them in the food processor together with about ¼ cup of the cooking liquid and two tablespoons vegetable oil and garlic cloves.
  7. Process until they are really smooth, scraping down from the food processor walls a few times in between. Add more cooking liquid, a little at a time, to get the right consistency, it should be like a really thick crème fraiche or softer mashed potatoes. Add salt to taste.

For the Topping

  1. Slice the halves into thin half rings.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan.
  3. Add the onions and ½ teaspoon salt and cook gently for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. When the onions are golden, add the tomato paste, sugar and paprika powder and stir for further 2 minutes, until well combined and slightly caramelized.
  5. Transfer the beans to a bowl or a serving platter and top with the onions. Drizzle with more oil if desired and sprinkle with parsley and sweet paprika.

If served as a dip or bread spread leave to get cold. If served as an accompaniment to sausages, meatballs or any kind of fried meat, serve it straight away, while still warm. You can also add cucumber, green tomatoes, red peppers and/or hot peppers as toppings!

 

 

This recipe originally appeared on Where Is My Spoon

 

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How to answer “What is your weakness?”

What is your weakness?

Interviews can make us feel nervous. Fortunately, there is a lot of prep we can do before going to an interview! Help prepare yourself by considering this question before your interview:

What is your weakness?

It sounds like an invitation to talk about how much of a perfectionist you are, or express your dedication to work, at the expense of your social life. Be careful though, this is a tricky question, and those types of answers may not score you any points.

When an interviewer asks this question, they are really looking for you to show your honestyinitiative and ability to self-improve.

To answer this question, find something you are genuinely struggling with, but that is not a core requirement for the job you are interviewing for. The key to this question is not dwelling on the issue. State your weakness, then start talking about what you have been doing to improve it.

Examples of general weaknesses and possible self-improvement strategies

Weakness: Fear of public speaking

Improvement Strategy: Attending/utilizing Toastmasters

Weakness: Lack of professional experience in desired industry

Improvement Strategy: Volunteering, self-teaching and/or gaining online certificates

Weakness: Trouble with communication

Improvement Strategy: Learn about cross cultural communication and/or practicing different ways of phrasing ideas with friends

 

Not every recruiter asks what your weaknesses are, but you can use the answer with a number of other interview questions, such as:

What would your former manager/team members say your weakness was?

What would be one thing you’d change about yourself?

What goals have you set for yourself this year?

What do people most criticize about you?

 

As a last thought, try to have five weaknesses prepared with good stories as examples. This way, the only thing to do before the interview is to match the weakness to the job description! Good Luck!

 

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Congratulations to…! Plus Another chance to win!

A massive congratulations from our team to Yvonne, who referred a friend and was our latest WINNER of a $100 gift card! Enjoy! 

 

 

Do you know an immigrant who is looking for work? Refer a friend, family member or someone you know that is new to Canada and one of you could win a $100 gift certificate!

 

To win, you and your friend/family member just need to complete our Referral Form! Both of you will be entered to win, but the more referrals YOU make, the more chances YOU have to win!

 

Get your referral in by January 31, 2018.

Winner to be announced in February!

 

Please refer to the Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.

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November 2nd – Tap into Talent: Meet Local Employers (Surrey)

Avia Employment Services and Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants presents Tap into Talent; an all in one event for people to network and find employment leads.  Connect with HR professionals and Hiring Managers to answer your questions about their opportunities. Bring copies of your resume and dress for success!

Attending Employers

– City of Surrey

– Arista

– Vancouver Community College

– RBC: Royal Bank of Canada

– Robert Half

– Surrey Christian School / Federation of Independent School Associations

 

TAKE A PEEK AT THE VACANCIES AVAILABLE WITH EACH EMPLOYER!

 

WHEN: Friday, November 2nd – 09:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Avia Newton – 110-7525 King George Boulevard, Surrey

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How to answer “What is your strength?”

 

 

Interviews can make us feel nervous. Fortunately, there is a lot that we can do before going to an interview! Help prepare yourself by considering this question before your interview:

What is your strength?

It sounds like an invitation to talk about those superb skills you think they need, and you know you have. Be careful though, this is a tricky question that deserves attention. Be specific, be relevant and be prepared to give an example!

 

Step 1: Think of the thing you believe to be your strength. Now think more specifically. Try to recall an experience that can be used as a relevant example for the position you are interviewing for. If you don’t have any experiences that are relevant to the position, think about how you can connect an unrelated experience.

Example: As a waiter, you could carry 5 plates without a spill. This is not relevant for a security officer interview. However, the ability to quickly connect and communicate with any patron, proven by the number of repeat clients requesting you as a waiter, demonstrates transferable skills that can be used in a security position.

Step 2: Try to demonstrate your strength by talking about any awards, training, special recognition you received or quantifiable goals you met.

Example: If your strength is in sales, talk about how often you met your sales targets or how often you exceeded them and by how much. This allows the interviewer to relate your experience to their business goals.

 

Not every recruiter asks what your strengths are, but you can use the answer with a number of other interview questions, such as:

What do you think you can bring to the company?

Why should we hire you?

If I call your supervisor, what will they say about you?

As a last thought, try to have between five to ten strengths prepared with good stories as examples. This way, the only thing to do before the interview is to match the strength to the job description! Good Luck!

 

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Career Paths TV Commercial on OMNI

Watch for our new TV commercial on OMNI’s Rompost TV starting on September 2, 2018.

Rompost TV reflects on Canadians of Romanian background with a weekly hour-long program made up of various segments for greatest appeal to the different interests, tastes and age groups within the community.

Rompost TV broadcast times:

Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Monday at 7:00 a.m. (repeats)
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. (repeats)

OMNI Television can be found here:

Telus – Channel 119 (HD)
Shaw – Channel 8 and 214 (HD)
Bell ExpressVu across Canada – Channel 254

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Newcomers Networking Event Recap

June 19th | Career Paths Richmond powered up with Avia Employment Services for a Newcomers Networking Event.

Everyone attending was encouraged to practice their networking skills and hand out their resumeSome jumped into introducing themselves to the local business leaders, who had set up booths, while others mingled with fellow newcomersSeveral employers voiced their enthusiasm for the chance to meet Newcomers from their community and expressed satisfaction for the number of resumes they received!

Businesses at the event included:
National Bank of Canada | Looking to hire for CSR and FSR positions.
River Rock Casino | Seeking Cashiers, Baristas, Chefs and Human Resource staff.
Arista | Hiring for Security Analysts and Software Engineers.
Aerotek | Recruiting Accounting and Finance, Engineering, Skilled Trade, Clinical and Scientific positions.
Re:Function Health Group | Looking for Physiotherapists.

Also participating: Sprott Shaw Community CollegeThe Big Picture CoachHayden Diamond Bit IndustriesInterface Architecture and Vancity.

A further thank you to the employers who generously donated prizes, with congratulations to those who won them!

We are always looking to provide our clients with the most productive events possible, so tell us what you would find interesting! We’re looking for helpful suggestions that can inspire our next set of events! Send your thoughts to the Career Paths team at NeedtoHire.CareerPaths@BackinMotion.com
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Congratulations to…! Plus Another chance to win!

A massive congratulations from our team to Qaiser, who referred a friend and won our first referral contest! Enjoy your $100 gift card Qaiser! 

 

 

“Thank you so much for the gift and it is always a pleasure meeting with the Back in Motion team. Once again thank you to Back in Motion management!” – Qaiser Jamil

 

Do you know an immigrant who is looking for work? 

 

Refer a friend, family member or someone you know, that has been in Canada for less than 5 years, and one of you could win a $100 gift certificate!

 

To win, you and your friend/family member just need to complete our Referral Form! Both of you will be entered to win, but the more referrals YOU make, the more chances YOU have to win!

 

Get your referral in by October 31st, 2018.

Winner will be announced in November!

 

Please refer to the Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.

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Teachers and Instructors Information Session Recap

June 14th | Career Paths Surrey held an information session, attended by 29 teachers and instructors and two guest speakers.

Our first speaker was Shawn from the Teacher’s Regulation BranchHe has more than 14 years’ experience in the area of teacher regulation, certification and credential assessmentHis experience enabled him to provide in-depth answers to the questions from our clients who wish to teach in Canada.

Our second speaker was VirenderShe is an internationally trained teacher, who taught in Delhi and became a Special Education Assistant when she moved to BCShe shared details of her daily work life, the joys and challenges of her role and thoughts on the direction of her future career. Her journey and motivation was an inspiration to many who listened to her.

We also had a bonus asset in the form of Career Paths client Rajdeep! She is internationally-trained and working as an Elementary School TeacherShe introduced herself and stayed after the event to make herself available as a resource for other instructors seeking to teach at university or college level. After the event, there was a line-up of instructors waiting to talk to her!

A special thank you to Rajdeep, our speakers Shawn and Virender and everyone else who came to listen to their talks!

We are always looking to provide our clients with the most productive events possible, so tell us what you would find interesting! Send us helpful suggestions and thoughts that can inspire our next set of events to the Career Paths team at NeedtoHire.CareerPaths@BackinMotion.com

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