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TalentEgg in the Star: “Generation Y confronts economic crisis”

I was quoted in an article in today’s Star on the scary future ahead for Gen Y-ers that are graduating and looking for work this year. You can see it here.

Overall, a good story.

However I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify my position on the subject: While I think that a lot of employers are currently ‘freezing’ hiring, I think that’s it’s mostly due to fear and ‘messages from the top’ (i.e. the CEO has instructed the company to put on a hiring freeze until general fear in the market fades).

And on top of that, many employers are still hiring. Just take a quick look at the TalentEgg homepage as one single example and you’ll see dozens of high-quality Canadian employers that are keen to hire top students and new grads.

Looking outside TalentEgg, you only have to look as far as the registration numbers at the upcoming Waterloo Student Job Fair to see that good employers are still hiring.

So to all the students and new grads that are reading this, and to Cassandra specifically (!), this isn’t a scary situation, it’s just a… different… situation.

…Oh, and I’m 25, not 26 🙂

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Lauren Friese is the founder of TalentEgg. After graduating from Queen's University and receiving her Masters from the London School of Economics, Lauren entered the workforce. She landed her first ‘real’ job shortly after, but thought there had to be a better way to transition from school to work. The idea was born and TalentEgg hatched in April 2008! Contact her at
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