TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese will be featured in “Generation Jobless”, a documentary airing on CBC television’s Doc Zone on Thurs., Jan. 31, 2013, at 9 p.m.:
In Canada, the economic recovery has eased for many, but not for young people. The youth unemployment rate is nearly 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of young grads who are underemployed – mired in education debt and struggling to gain a toehold in a workplace being transformed by globalization and automation. Some call them “the lost generation”. But it’s not only young people who may be lost. If the next generation is unable to forge a way into the economy, who’ll buy boomers’ houses when they decide to downsize? Who’ll pay for social programs? Youth unemployment and underemployment is a ticking time bomb with serious consequences for everyone.
Watch the trailer:
The documentary is by Dreamfilm, a Gemini Award-winning production company based in Vancouver, B.C.
When I was 24 and a recent graduate, I started TalentEgg because I wanted to help students and recent graduates who were in the same position that I had recently been in – scared and stressed about the school-to-work transition with nowhere to turn.
Since then, TalentEgg has grown to be Canada’s most popular online destination for career information and jobs among students and recent graduates.
A customizable widget that allows student groups, career centres and other relevant websites to share the job opportunities on TalentEgg with their own audiences. Since launching this summer, our widget has been integrated across the country.
The launch of TalentEgg.com in the U.S., which has been very successful so far.
A new resource hub and community for campus recruiters and HR professionals, TalentEgg360.com, where they can learn and share ideas, tips, tricks and best practices for excellence in campus recruitment.
This week, we capped off our year of expansion by moving to a brand new egg carton (office). It’s three times the size of our former office and 100% us. (See more photos at the end of this post)
My biggest takeaway of the year is realizing the importance of integrity. Much like the often-quoted “common sense isn’t really all that common,” we learned that the integrity with which TalentEgg operates each and every day is not common either. We are proud not only of everything we have accomplished this year, but also of how we have approached everything we do and everyone we work with – students, employers, partners – with integrity and honesty.
And given how much we’ve accomplished in 2012 – our biggest and best year ever across the board – I couldn’t be more egg-cited for the coming year.
Thank you for following along and see you in 2013!
We’re looking for top performers to serve on an eggs-clusive judging panel that will help us recognize innovation in campus recruitment.
You’ll be rating employers for their achievements in the following categories:
Best Campus Career Website
Best Mobile Campus Recruitment Initiative
Best Campus Recruitment Brochure
Best Online Campus Campaign
Best On-Campus Campaign
Campus Recruiter of the Year (Individual)
Best Internship/Co-op Program
Campus Recruiting Program of the Year
As a TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Awards judge, you’ll have the chance to dissect and analyze some of the best campus recruitment campaigns in the country (say, that would sound pretty good on a resume)! You’ll also be given the inside scoop on how top employers recruit new candidates and get noticed as part of an elite group of students selected for this panel.
Last year’s student judging panel selected employers such as PwC, Accenture, KPMG, GE Canada, Bank of Montreal, Research In Motion, TD Business Banking, Kraft, ConocoPhillips Canada and more as winners and finalists.
We are very proud and egg-cited to announce that, this morning, TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Lauren receives the TELUS Future Leaders Award, which recognizes exceptional young women who have distinguished themselves early in their careers, and who show tremendous potential to continue making their mark in the years to come.
She and her fellow nominees were judged on three criteria:
vision and leadership
Lauren and the rest of this year’s Top 100 Winners will be featured in the December issue of FP Magazine and, together with the Hall of Fame inductees, will be celebrated at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Dec. 5.
Tomorrow the Women’s Executive Network also hosts the Top 100 Summit, an afternoon of leadership and professional development during which Lauren will moderate a panel with other Top 100 winners to discuss the day’s trending topics.
Each year for the last 10 years, the Top 100 Awards have celebrated the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. What began as a means to celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in leadership roles, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards has today become the country’s premier awards for recognizing female leaders.
WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.
Congratulations Lauren and your fellow Top 100 winners!
For more information about the 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards and winners, please click here.
Here at TalentEgg, we’re all really passionate about making the school-to-work transition easier for students and recent grads, and connecting employers with top Gen Y talent.
Each of us strongly believes in our mission because we’ve all been there at one point or another in our careers – we’re creating the career resources we wish we had as students and recent grads, as well as the services that make it easier for employers to recruit them.
That’s why we get so egg-cited when we get feedback from young people at various stages of their careers who use TalentEgg and find it useful for their own careers! We regularly hear from students and new grads by email, on Facebook and on Twitter saying they love TalentEgg, or that our career resources and job listings helped them hatch their careers.
This week, we got an amazing email from Jessica, a biotechnology student at the University of Toronto, so we were inspired to share it with you here on our blog!
This is what Jessica had to say:
I’m a graduate student at the University of Toronto in the Masters of Biotechnology program. I was simply browsing through LinkedIn and happened to stumble upon TalentEgg.ca. And I must say, I was incredibly impressed. Your website embodies all of the support and tools that recent grads need. I have several friends who are in the exact same position as those in your Student Voice section and have passed along this website to them. You are doing an amazing job! Just by exploring the website, I feel that you truly understand what the recent grads of today are going through. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours!
Thanks Jessica. Same to you!
My favourite feedback to get is from students and grads who say they’ve actually gotten job interviews or landed a job. Here are a couple that I’ve saved:
Thanks to everyone who’s shared their success with us! We’re so egg-cited that we could help you hatch your career. That’s exactly what we’re here for!
What about you – do you have any feedback to share with us?
Feel free to leave your success stories, thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below or Tweet to @TalentEgg!
Looking for ideas, how-tos and best practices for excellence in campus recruitment?