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hiring question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i have a news general assignments opening at a very small daily in texas i need to fill and am in the initial stage of reviewing resumes. one of the resume that i've put in the "further consideration" file is from an applicant in canada. does anyone know of any hoops you have to jump through when considering hiring an applicant from canada?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I heard it's preferential treatment to U.S. residents before those overseas, but I'm not completely certain that's the law.
  3. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member

    What ocean is located between Canada and the US?

    And I'd contact the Canuck to find out if he/she has duel citizenship. If he/she doesn't, I doubt you will be able to hire him/her for a small daily. You have to show that the Canadian you are hiring gives you skills that you can not find in an American--it would be one thing to hire a Canadian as your NHL beat writer, another to get one to cover preps....
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    There are some lakes. Perhaps I should have said international applicants.
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I think you missed the sarcasm ;)
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I think you have to provide them with a frozen lake to skate on during off days ... can be expensive.
  7. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    I thought a Green Card, criminal/child abuse check....but heck what do I know, I never applied to the States. I do know doctors have to go through this to work States side
  8. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    You know -- nunchuck skills, bow-hunting skills, computer-hacking skills ...
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Do not hire someone from Canada. They use too many vowels. You run out, and then what are you gonna do?
  10. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member

    Do me a favour. Please don't belabour that point. It colours my view of you.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    To say nothing of all those manhours spent changing -re to -er.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    My paper hired a Canadian citizen. He had a green card and everything was fine, though he was already living in the States when he was hired.
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