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Finding a job can suck…but it doesn’t have to

Let’s be honest here, looking for a job can be brutal.

It’s hard, it can take forever, and you don’t get paid. If you think about it, finding a job really is a full-time job. (Of course, without all the benefits of a job, such as money, self-respect, and minimal motherly nagging.)

Before landing myself a sweet job at TalentEgg, (woot!) I spent a solid couple of months looking.

I know how it feels to sign on to Monster only to find that the majority of jobs in the one to two year experience level are crap (and I mean crap). They are the type of  jobs where all you can think is “Why did I even bother going to university? I could get a job at a bar and make more money, and probably learn more too.” It’s discouraging to say the least.

Here’s what the older generations say:

You have to put your time in, and everyone does jobs that they don’t like…blah blah blah.

will work for brains Finding a job can suck...but it doesnt have to

I know, I get it. I’ve done plenty of  jobs I didn’t like. But before anyone gets on their high horse to lecture me, may I remind everyone that it was those generations that raised us to believe that we could do anything we want and to never settle for less.

Now that I’ve said that, lecture on.

Well, I’m not settling. I want a job that is challenging, that I can respect myself for doing, that I see as worthy (yeah, I said worthy) of the amount of time and effort that I put into getting my university degree. And it’s not about the money, it’s about finding something to build on that will help me develop as a person. That’s what’s important. The money comes later.

So, yeah, looking for a job can suck. But you know what’s worse? Settling for something that you don’t respect yourself for doing and not acting on that nagging feeling of “I can do better than this.” That sucks more than looking for a job.

Hi. My name is Nathaniel, and I’m the new marketing and sales co-ordinator at TalentEgg. How did I get this job? I didn’t settle and I stayed determined. Cheesy, I know, but it’s true.

So, I’m asking you not to settle.

In fact, all of us here at TalentEgg won’t let you. That’s why we have the best internships and entry-level jobs from across Canada, so you can find the one that excites you and stops your mother form nagging you so much.

Employers and educators, this is where you’ll find the students and new grads who have decided not to settle.

Photo credit: Will work for brains by Liza on Flickr

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Nathaniel Rottenberg
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