Meet CPC Member Tallys Moreth
By Cathy Milton.
CPC member Tallys Moreth originates from one of the most beautiful and exotic countries in the world, Brazil. Here, he shares a bit about his background and how he came to choose Canada as his family’s new home.
Your LinkedIn profile shows that your schooling was in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Can you please tell us a bit about your background?
I am from Campina Grande, a city located in the northeastern region of Brazil. In 2009 I obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, but I always had the desire to work in the banking industry. After one year working as a lawyer, I received a job offer from a huge South American bank. I decided to accept the offer and start a career in the financial field.
This was an excellent choice for me and I was able to quickly progress, winning awards for my work. In addition, during my time working at the bank, I had the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in Strategic Management through a South American and American university partnership.
My last position at the bank was as Office Manager / Treasurer. As Office Manager, I received many performance awards, one of which was very special to me – I took first place across all of the branches of our bank located in Brazil for reducing operating expenses while increasing financial results.
What led you to come to Canada?
After my son was born, my wife and I had little quality time together as a family. She was an international flight attendant, and for that reason, sometimes stayed away from home for up to four days at a time. This period was very difficult because many times I had to take care of our son alone. Despite enjoying a great career at the bank, we started talking about making some life changes.
After two years of researching, planning, and preparing ourselves, we decided to restart our lives in Canada. We chose Canada because we believe that here we have everything we need to pursue meaningful work, educate our son, and enjoy more time together. We moved here in 2016.
You’re a student at Fanshawe College. What are you studying and when do you graduate?
I am an international student at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, which is located in London, Ontario. I will complete the Business / Human Resources diploma in August of 2018. While studying at Fanshawe, I have also completed other relevant courses – Accounting and Financial Management (Human Resources Professionals Association – HRPA), Effective Workplace Communication (Occupational Safety Group – OSG), Industrial Relations (HRPA), and Workplace Violence and Harassment (OSG) – among others.
Is there a specific part of your studies that is a favourite for you?
During my program, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about compensation and benefits, recruitment and selection, training and development, employment law, performance management, human resources management, health and safety in the workplace, and many other important topics. However, I am most passionate about recruitment and selection and human resources management because these areas are directly related to my background. Back in Brazil, I was responsible for helping the bank manager in the new employee selection processes, and I was also the direct manager of 12 team members. I really enjoyed both of those roles.
What work would you like to pursue following graduation?
After my graduation, I would really like to have an opportunity to work as a recruiter (or recruitment assistant) or a human resources assistant. However, I know that as an immigrant it may be a hard mission for me to get a job in the same area as my studies (HR). If I don’t find work in the next few months, my wife’s work permit will expire, and she will lose her right to continue working in Canada. These are the immigration rules. It is a very stressful situation, but I believe I will succeed.
How did you find out about Career Professionals of Canada, and what made you decide to become a member?
My first contact with Career Professionals of Canada was through its website. I like the mandate of the organization because I understand that CPC is committed to helping Canadian career professionals achieve success. I decided to become a member, and in the future I would like to become a Certified Résumé Strategist.
Any last words for our readers?
I would like to finish off with a quote, which is very important to me: “Everything is possible for one who believes.” (Mark 9:23 New International Version).