Finding a Job after Graduating

  • hockeydude12

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    Apr 12, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Hey real jockers! So I am a recent graduate and am having a horrible time trying to find a job! Was wondering in any other RJers are having this same problem and figured we may be able to work together and help eachother find jobs. I know monster.ca is having an online job fair, it is interesting but most jobs are in Alberta, I'm looking for Toronto. Graduating from business admin btw, concentration in international marketing with experience working in Ethiopia. So post away RJers
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 12, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    Good luck - you'll need it. I'm heading back to school soon myself after looking for a stable, long-term job over the past 17 months since I graduated.
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    Apr 12, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    I'm sure you'll find something if you keep looking. You've got a degree, some international experience, and you're good-looking to boot - a great opportunity will present itself soon enough. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 12, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Just about to graduate with my Masters in Economic History and International business from Edinburgh University here... and I've got NOTHING. It's ridiculous. I thought leaving the US for university would open doors like crazy for me... turns out it's CLOSED them because I couldn't get American internships often as I'm at a British school, and now I'm being kicked out of Britain cause they're not renewing Visas and nobody wants to hire a foreigner when there's 10% unemployment.. I think I got royally FUCKED by the system.
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    Apr 12, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Internship, necessary evil. I did 3 internships, plus its GREAT real world experience. Oh yeah, make a kickass resume, what was your major?
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    Internships are good for sure, but if you missed the boat on that one there's always placement agencies with large databases - I've got a few friends who found great jobs through agencies, or who just got enough experience through those jobs to finally get their dream jobs.
    Stay positive!! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    hockeydude12 saidHey real jockers! So I am a recent graduate and am having a horrible time trying to find a job! Was wondering in any other RJers are having this same problem and figured we may be able to work together and help eachother find jobs. I know monster.ca is having an online job fair, it is interesting but most jobs are in Alberta, I'm looking for Toronto. Graduating from business admin btw, concentration in international marketing with experience working in Ethiopia. So post away RJers


    GO BACK TO SCHOOL!

    I made the mistake of not going back to school and now I'm old and bitter and uneducateder.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    don't go to law school!
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    I'm in college now and kind of scared of this........icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    oh noes! how come?
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    My sister is a lawyer, I have heard her say this a million times, but she only says it when she has an off day. She usually shrugs it off after she drives her Range Rover to the lake, gets on her boat and then has friends over at her condo downtown. Yeah, if I could do it over I would do law
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
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    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    My sister is a lawyer, I have heard her say this a million times, but she only says it when she has an off day. She usually shrugs it off after she drives her Range Rover to the lake, gets on her boat and then has friends over at her condo downtown. Yeah, if I could do it over I would do law


    Well, I think a lot of it has to do with what kind of law you want to practice. For instance, I wouldn't pursue real estate law right now. Criminal law I would think is more of a safer bet.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    wow the same thing is just happening to me!!!
    I finished my administration bachelor and I already had 2 jobs since graduating last year.
    They were AWFUL jobs, I ended up quitting both of them and now I am totally clueless about life.
    The jobs I had were basicially glorified desk clerk jobs...
    I dont even know how I will end up liking my job one day. icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    dekiruman said
    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    oh noes! how come?


    oversaturated and shrinking job market.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704866204575224350917718446.html
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    Yeah good luck with finding a job that will pay the bills.

    I graduated with a BA in Business Management and Minor in Human Resources. I looked all over and took nearly 9 months to find what I am in now. Had to settle for a job that only required an associates degree and the pay sucks. I would advise not to work for an education institution.

    Be willing to relocate since I am almost in the boat that I would make being unemployed and move across the country. Everything deals with being open and starting at something. Don't be too picky but try to find something that can lead into something more.

    btw I graduated nearly 4 years ago and it hasn't got any better. I have thought of going back to get my Masters but to do that requires money I don't have and you can't get the job to pay back the loans.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    atl2atx85 said
    dekiruman said
    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    oh noes! how come?


    oversaturated and shrinking job market.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704866204575224350917718446.html


    and don't trust the law school's reported employment stats. law schools are some of the most unethical businesses out there.
  • hockeydude12

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    Apr 13, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    thanks so much for the replies guys! Im glad to hear that everyone else seems to be in the same boat. I graduated from Brock University with a BBA in International Business. Have work experience, however the more I think about it, the more I think i will need to relocate! Anyone else wanna start a business with me! haha.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    atl2atx85 said
    atl2atx85 said
    dekiruman said
    atl2atx85 saiddon't go to law school!


    oh noes! how come?


    oversaturated and shrinking job market.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704866204575224350917718446.html


    and don't trust the law school's reported employment stats. law schools are some of the most unethical businesses out there.


    I know some law schools hire recent grads as "advisors" because they are trying to prop up their stats on recent grad "employment."
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    hockeydude12 saidthanks so much for the replies guys! Im glad to hear that everyone else seems to be in the same boat. I graduated from Brock University with a BBA in International Business. Have work experience, however the more I think about it, the more I think i will need to relocate! Anyone else wanna start a business with me! haha.


    I took a look at the starting a business idea.
    First,you need some money for it to start.
    And a good idea. Here in Montreal there are a lot of non profit organisations to help you begin your business. And they are free. I just need some time to find a good idea and some money,because the bachelor leaves you with debts icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    After having been unemployed for a while and finally getting a full-time job with a salary I have to leave it because I'm going to grad school in the fall full-time. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    hockeydude12 saidHey real jockers! So I am a recent graduate and am having a horrible time trying to find a job! Was wondering in any other RJers are having this same problem and figured we may be able to work together and help eachother find jobs. I know monster.ca is having an online job fair, it is interesting but most jobs are in Alberta, I'm looking for Toronto. Graduating from business admin btw, concentration in international marketing with experience working in Ethiopia. So post away RJers


    GO BACK TO SCHOOL!

    I made the mistake of not going back to school and now I'm old and bitter and uneducateder.


    Jake you just kind of made me feel all better... I have been having my doubts about going back to school, but you're right.

    This job that I have now could suddenly end like they did 2 yrs ago in the stupid recession. School it is. And I got into the most influential art school in the country!
  • jeremylk7

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    Apr 13, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    I am having a similar problem finding a career. I am willing to relocate to most places. I am really looking to live in a city as I currently live in PA. However I graduated in industrial psychology and believe I want to work in Human Resources. I am also currently an intern at a seasonal employer but the pay is very very bad and the job isn't rewarding at all.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    jeremylk7 saidI am having a similar problem finding a career. I am willing to relocate to most places. I am really looking to live in a city as I currently live in PA. However I graduated in industrial psychology and believe I want to work in Human Resources. I am also currently an intern at a seasonal employer but the pay is very very bad and the job isn't rewarding at all.

    Lots of jobs in northern Virginia.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Hooray for doing absolutely nothing with your degree! I've been searching for about 16 months now with no luck, which is why I recently applied to go back to grad school part-time (in hopes that I'll be able to pay for it without loans).

    I think the hardest part of it all is trying to figure out what you're doing right and wrong. I get "you're an excellent candidate!" all the time, but then end up being skipped over for someone else. And if I ever ask what I can do to improve/become the ideal candidate, I get no response. Not to say that any company I interview with owes me anything, but if you're going to dangle the meat in front of me and then yank it away, at least throw me the goddamn bone. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    hockeydude12 saidHey real jockers! So I am a recent graduate and am having a horrible time trying to find a job! Was wondering in any other RJers are having this same problem and figured we may be able to work together and help eachother find jobs. I know monster.ca is having an online job fair, it is interesting but most jobs are in Alberta, I'm looking for Toronto. Graduating from business admin btw, concentration in international marketing with experience working in Ethiopia. So post away RJers

    Check out northern Virginia...just across the river from DC. There are lots of jobs here. ...and it's warm.