In August 2023, Tasneem Tahia arrived in Canada, her heart set on a dream. With a bachelor’s degree in Law and three years of experience in a financial institution back in Bangladesh, she was determined to make her mark in Canada’s dynamic financial sector. But as many newcomers discover, the path was not without its hurdles.
Tasneem’s journey is a testament to the power of determination and the right support. Working with our Employment team was her first step toward success. The personalized employment counselling, skill development training, and cultural integration support she received were invaluable. Our employment counsellors and instructors worked closely with Tasneem, helping her tailor her resume and preparing her for the Canadian job market, focusing on enhancing her employability and communication skills.
Understanding the importance of networking, Tasneem made proactive efforts to network with the banking industry’s community, attending events and programs that broadened her understanding and connected her with key professionals in the field.
When it was time to apply for her dream job at CIBC, Tasneem was ready. Her resume and cover letter were meticulously crafted to showcase her organizational skills, adaptability, and commitment to excellence. She highlighted not just her academic achievements but also her practical experience in thriving in a fast-paced environment.
The interview at CIBC was her moment to shine. Tasneem’s thorough research on the bank’s values and mission, coupled with her passion for the role, made a compelling case. She demonstrated her ability to multitask, solve problems, and work collaboratively with diverse teams.
The call from CIBC’s Human Resources department was the culmination of her hard work and perseverance. Tasneem had secured the position of Identity Theft Response Officer, turning her dream into reality.
Tasneem’s story is more than just personal success; it’s an inspiration for aspiring professionals everywhere. It shows that with the right preparation, determination, and support, achieving your dreams is not just possible but inevitable.
Join us in celebrating Tasneem Tahia’s remarkable journey from aspiration to achievement. Her story is a powerful reminder that no matter where you come from, your dreams are valid and achievable.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to RBC Future Launch for their unwavering support of young newcomers seeking employment in Canada.