Here are why these tips are effective:
– By getting a local number, you make it easier for the hiring managers and recruitment firms to contact you. Organizations have software that filters out resumes which do not start with local code, so your resume may never reach the HR without a local number ?
– Updating location on LinkedIn will enable your profile to come on recruiters’ search when they are looking for candidates in Canada / USA ?
– Explaining your background in local terminology helps people here understand your background well and makes you look better prepared ?
– Do not wait on “connecting” with recruiters on LinkedIn. Just hit the “follow” button. Also, don’t send them your resume until you see a relevant job opening because there is no incentive for them to look at your profile. When you see an appropriate opening, share your resume and get quicker feedback