The Characteristics of a Successful Immigrant
New immigrants come to Canada with a dream of a better life. Although the road to a successful life in Canada is filled with struggles, many immigrants fulfill their dreams in Canada. Similar characters can be found among those immigrants. The ability to adapt, tolerance for failure and determination to succeed are the key characteristics of a successful immigrant.
The ability to adapt to a foreign culture and environment is essential for a new immigrant to succeed. Newcomers have to accept the reality that they are in a totally different country. In the Canadian job market, references and recommendations from someone that an employer knows, or the word-of-mouth recommendations, are highly respected by employers. In fact, many jobs are not posted to the public. However, most immigrants have on family or friends in Canada. To overcome this challenge, immigrants have to get involved with communities and build up their network of people, and make themselves visible in the community. Applying for volunteering jobs is also a practical approach to meet a potential employer. Moreover, many native Canadians take the same approach too. What worked back home might not work here. New immigrants have to be able to make changes in order to succeed in Canada.
Immigrants have to be prepared for the inevitable failure. Actually, failure is part of the process of success. Most immigrants are well educated professionals, but they are unable to find employment equal to their education and work experience in the beginning. They have to start from the bottom, gain Canadian work experience, learn English and suffer in survival jobs first. It is not a secret that doctors are driving taxi cabs in Toronto. An immigrant without the tolerance for failure can easily feel frustration and become full of anger towards the system which does not recognize immigrant qualifications. The first few years as an immigrant in Canada are the most...
...The Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs play a key role in any economy. These are the people who have the aptitude and initiative necessary to take good new ideas to market and make the right decisions to make the idea profitable. Generally, when it’s profitable it is considered as successful. Successful Entrepreneurs are a special breed of people who stand out from the rest. They process certaincharacteristics like no other. The 7 most significant characteristic of a successful entrepreneurs are:
They are always very optimistic. They have a positive outlook, hopefulness and confidence about the future or successful outcome of everything they do. A tendency to take a favorable or hopeful view is in their nature. To them, a glass is always half full rather than half empty.
Successful Entrepreneurs are Self-Confident. In order to succeed in the highly competitive environment, confidence and trust in oneself is a crucial trait. Self-confidence means trusting your own powers and capabilities. The world of entrepreneurship is not alien to failure and disappointments. To survive in such an aggressive world, an entrepreneur must have the ability to look within himself and find the drive and persistence to pursue his enterprise. An entrepreneur must have the resourcefulness to face any...
Identifying Characteristics of Successful Online Students
201520 Spring 2015 INFT 101-B69 LUO
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Taken directly from God’s Word, I was reminded by my Professor this week of one of my favorite verses from the book of Isaiah. Interestingly enough, before I began my venture into higher education, I was scared: scared of failure, scared of the commitment it would require, and even scared of the possibility that I just might not be cut out for the task ahead. This verse, Isaiah 41:10, along with several other Scriptures, helped to assure me that with Christ’s strength I could accomplish anything successfully. Yes, I could do it. However, was the course of online learning the best choice for me?
In an article penned by Mark Taormino, President or Learning Development Partners, Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, he states that “matching student learning preferences with appropriate learning opportunities is of high importance. Some students might not enjoy a high level of reliance on technology mediated instruction and communication, which could lead to a decision to pursue a more traditional education delivery path.” Indeed, it is very likely that the path of online learning may not actually accomplish true learning for every type of student, and...
...Successful entrepreneurs are specialized types of leaders that have a definite set of leadership characteristics that make them good at what they do--motivate people. Successful entrepreneurs are usually very focused in their vision and are immersed in making their venture successful. A good entrepreneur uses a dynamic and charismatic approach to motivate their employees to feel the same sort of feelings of success that he or she feels towards the ultimate success of the business. Howard Shultz, the founder of Starbucks Corporation, uses a dynamic leadership style, charismatic personality and vision to propel Starbucks as the premiere specialty coffee house in America, and is well on the way to becoming the global name for specialty coffee houses.
Entrepreneurs, by the very nature of the definition, are self-starters that are highly motivated to make their business successful. Most people that start their own business do so because they have the personal drive to put their own ideas into a business venture. It takes a very motivated individual with personal convictions to make a business become a profitable and successful business. Obviously, if a person has enough gumption to take the steps to start their own business, then they are, by nature, very motivated individuals that want to make their project succeed. People who are not highly motivated will not become entrepreneurs or will more...
Characteristics of Successful Online Students
“In this age of learner-centered learning, online instruction provides a unique opportunity for learning materials, tasks, and activities to fit individual learning styles and preferences (Bonk, Wisher & Lee, 2003).” Learning styles along with other factors have an impact on the characteristics of successful online students. Each student is different, how he or she obtain information and apply it to their online learning will determine their success. Successful online students must be well rounded, having characteristics to regulate, self-motivate, and manage their time wisely; thus, successful online students must be responsible and have the ability to adapt.
Web-based learning has become increasingly popular, as technologies have advanced. Time-management as well as different learning styles has the ability to affect the success of online learners. Online learners must have the ability to manage their time effectively, use visual and non-visual tools; also, they must be able to manage their resources. Student backgrounds also affect the success of online learners. “Learning styles refer to the different ways learners use to perceive, process and conceptualize information. (Zacharis, N. Z. 2011)” Students should determine their learning style and have the ability to apply it to...
...Eight characteristics of successful retail concepts
Tags: Consumer Behavior, Customer Service, Marketing
January 12, 2011
The holy grail of strategy for any firm, but especially retailers, is to create a concept that is so different and compelling that it renders competitors irrelevant — and then to implement that concept in such a way that core customers are bonded and the competitors find it hard to copy or react. Innovative offerings from a variety of industries have attempted to create niches that were protected from competition. Brands such L.L. Bean, REI, Walmart, The Body Shop, Muji, Tokyo Hands, IKEA, Zara, H&M, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Best Buy Geek Squad, Whole Foods Market, Subway (its low fat menu), Apple, Zappo's and dozens of others have been able to maintain a distinctive offering that attracts an extremely loyal customer base. How? Are there any common characteristics that these brands share? Although each is different with respect to strategy and context, it is possible to observe some factors that are associated with successful new retail concepts. Not all are always present but there are cases in which the absence of even one can be fatal. The resulting eight guidelines are meant to be provocative.
* They have a clear vision
Firms with successful new retailing concepts tend to have a strong vision that connects to a core customer group. There is clarity around the...
...location. “Push factors are generally negative, such as poor economic conditions, lack of opportunity, discrimination, political oppression, and war. Whereas pull factors are generally positive, such as better economic opportunity, political freedom, and favorable reception toward immigrants” (Potocky-Tripodi, 2002, p. 13).
In order to understand the resettlement and adaption of immigrants in a host country, it is critical to examine all aspects of animmigrant migration path. In light of this phenomenon is significant to understand this process through the lens of three stages of migration: premigration and departure, transit, and resettlement. Theses stages can serve as an ongoing frame of reference for evaluation and comparing their current experience in the host country. “The stage of migration framework provides a context for understating and helping immigrants families and individuals by linking the migration experiences in the original and intermediate countries with experiences in the country of destination” (Drachman, Kwon-Ahn, & Paulino, 1996, p. 627). Using this framework an interview was conduct to analyze the human experiences of migration in attempt to further gain insight on immigrant who take into account not only their economic needs but also social and cultural differences, which may or may not be accepted.
For the privacy of the interviewee, the name Ms. Stephenson will be...
...Immigration in biology leads to genetic variation and higher survival levels. When one talks of immigration, now concerns of economy and living arrangements are the first thoughts that pop in the minds of many. Social and economical positions are extremely intertwined with the concept of immigration. Immigration leads to higher rates of competition in the economy which leads for businesses to have higher output levels, in turn giving room for more workers to be hired. Immigration also leads to more social diversity. More cultures are placed into areas with hundreds if not thousands of other cultures and soon the society becomes greatly diverse. Looking into the past, immigrant workers were responsible for the construction of this nation. This is indeed a nation built off the sweat of immigrant workers from the world over. Immigrants have given enough to this nation to be recognized as key aspects of this nation’s past. Through the process of immigration this nation has grown and expanded. Immigration has been a powerful worker in the creation of this nation and will be discussed as such.
In biology organisms of the same species live within the same living habitats. They share the same needs and do not shun those who live in their habitats. Most organisms live with an understanding that working together will ensure survival. That is the understanding that if one were to exclude themselves from their pack then one would have a lower...
...entrepreneur”. They are role models for kids, they are perceived as being honest, bright, hard-working and successful. People want to be entrepreneurs; policymakers are busy trying to find, encourage and grow entrepreneurs because of their positive effect on jobs and productivity. Greg Watson (2011) writes, “The entrepreneurial mind thrives in environments of uncertainty, diversity of culture, talent and opportunity. These three areas of characteristics provide broad insights into the mindset of the entrepreneur; perhaps the genetic makeup of the entrepreneur”. So, what are the personal characteristics required to be a successful entrepreneur? Dingee, Haslett, and Smollen (1997) found that to answer this question, there has to be some personal introspection. “Begin by studying the following characteristics that successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and behavioral scientists say are important for success . . . However, before making personal sacrifices required to start to build a major enterprise, would-be entrepreneurs should engage in serious soul-searching to be sure they have what it takes to thrive in the toughest jungle of the business world”. In the past 10 years much work and research has gone into the study of entrepreneurship, and the entrepreneur. The result offered a better understanding of certain traits and other descriptive characteristics,...