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The number one reason for rejection of applications is related to roles and responsibilities. Rejection occurs before charging, after charging, and even after interview. However, it can be prevented if applicants do some few hours of home work. It is very important to do the roles and responsiblities according to the NOC Description by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)


Understand Who the Reviewer Is

In normal case, your JD is reviewed by Head/Specialist of certain department. So s/he, being specialist in that area, understand the technical languages. So, you can insert various jargons to impress the reviewer. 

However, for CIO case, remember, they are general reviewer and very unlikely know the jargon. They review numerous categories and so expected not to be well known of various jargon used in specialist field you are working. For example, IT head or relevant department will understand what the Java, C-Sharp, DHCP server are; However, the same trick may backfire in case of impressing CIO. For them Java could a place in Indonesia for enjoyment. If you want to use that, just give a descriptor for that.

For example, don’t write “Experience on PL-SQL, Java/J2EE technologies with Oracle as a database.” Rather write Write code/script using programming software like PL-SQL, Java/J2EE for generating report from huge database run on Oracle.” Here programming software is descriptor of PL-SQL, java/J2EE and database is of Oracle.


How Does CIO Reviewer Review

CIO review officer try to just match lead statements and roles and responsibilities of a particular NOC with the applicants’ provided roles and responsibilities. So both you and CIO got the same tool to match. Just type your intended NOC here athttp://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/noc/english/noc/2011/SearchNocCode.aspx and you will find the answer.

 

Step for Writing Roles and Responsibilities


Step 1: Get the details of NOC from http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/noc/english/noc/2011/SearchNocCode.aspx , print it out.

Step 2: You are most likely not doing all the responsibilities; so mark those that you do. matching 70% to 80% is a good idea. Just doing an example on NOC 1112. There are 8 responsibilities mentioned against Financial Analyst and I targeted to perform 6 of those. Need to mark those six.

Financial analysts perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Evaluate financial risk, prepare financial forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning capital management, and write reports and recommendations
  • Plan short- and long-term cash flows and assess financial performance
  • Analyze investment projects
  • Advise on and participate in the financial aspects of contracts and calls for tender
  • Follow up on financing projects with financial backers
  • Develop, implement and use tools for managing and analyzing financial portfolio
  • Prepare a regular risk profile for debt portfolios
  • Assist in preparing operating and investment budgets.


Step 3: Change the sequence keeping the main 1 or 2 at top to give  Also add few more roles. This will give an air that it is original and not copied.

  • Evaluate financial risk, prepare financial forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning capital management, and write reports and recommendations
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Plan short- and long-term cash flows and assess financial performance
  • Assist in preparing operating and investment budgets.
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Follow up on financing projects with financial backers
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Develop, implement and use tools for managing and analyzing financial portfolio
  • Analyze investment projects


Step 4: Mark the key words:

  • Evaluate financial risk, prepare financial forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning capital management, and write reports and recommendations
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Plan short- and long-term cash flows and assess financial performance
  • Assist in preparing operating and investment budgets.
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Follow up on financing projects with financial backers
  • New roles not mention at NOC
  • Develop, implement and use tools for managing and analyzing financial portfolio
  • Analyze investment projects


Step 5: Now prepare the JD:

  • Assess and evaluate risk and return of the company through ratio and trend analysis, preparing financial forecast and scenario analysis, and write reports recommending best options.
  • Preparing financial modules for outsourcing operations and asses financial
  • Prepare short term, long term, and rolling budget and financial plan including cash-flow budget and assess financial performance;
  • Assist in preparing various budget including production budget, operating budget, and financial budget;
  • Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Responsible for monitor and follow-up ongoing financing projects with financial institution
  • Prepare periodic report and analysis on the existing investment project to assess rate of return.
  • Prepare presentation and monthly management report for management and shareholders.
  • Develop financial model in excel in order to minimize risk and maximize return of the portfolio and recommend best option;
  • Monitor the performances of the ongoing investment projects and report the status to management


Step 6: Review it by independent person: Now you can send it to forumites or noc[at]workingincanada.gc.ca or noc-cnp[at]workingincanada.gc.ca for further review, by following the guide on how to match your NOC.

 

Note: Never try to complete you JD in one sitting. Plan to do it at least in 3 sittings. You will find corrections and improvement in each sitting.

 

Note: Ensure writing lead statement not covered here.

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