While Saskatchewan may not be where most new grads picture they will launch their career, it currently has the lowest unemployment rate of any province at 5%, and contains the two cities which have the lowest unemployment rates in Canada, Regina and Saskatoon at 4.1% and 4.5% respectively.
A recent survey of MBA alumni found that while over half advanced their careers from Nov. 2007 to June 2009, only 23% working in Canada received promotions, fewer than in Asia, Europe and even the United States.
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Unless you’re an economist, most of you have probably been asking yourself, “What’s in store for me?” Maybe you did everything you could to find a job this summer and couldn’t find anything. Maybe you just spent the last four years of your life at school and didn’t land the job you were looking for.
The National Post’s Financial Post Magazine published an article last Friday entitled, Help desperately wanted. The article highlights that with all the focus on the “Doom and Gloom” news, we seem to have forgotten a very important issue: there’s a labour shortage coming.
How do you know if you’ve made the right decision? You were offered the job, accepted it excitedly– albeit, maybe a little too hastily – and now, a couple of weeks in, you’re unsure about your decision. Maybe it’s been longer, but the same feeling of indecision remains. Should you stay, or should you go?
Do you meet the basic requirements of the entry-level jobs you apply for? With a bit of research, every grad can ensure they’re ready to beat the competition. 3 ways to make the most of a jobless summer. And a bit of news: Canada needs more bilingual grads to fill government jobs … 6,000 more each year.
During the second round of interviews at a multi-national Fortune 500 company, I observed that every candidate had international/relocation experience of some sort. Whether it was through a co-op/internship position or an international exchange, everyone had exposed themselves to new places.
Originally, I was told it would take weeks – maybe even months – to land a job in the current economy. So, after a good day in the office working in the marketing industry like I have always wanted, I can fnally put my feet up and enjoy my life as a working stiff.
Old offices aren’t hiring, parents aren’t asking for fear of their own job, so we as students are required to dig up our old phone book contacts and start with A. While phoning every contact may be a little extreme, you never know the possibility that could arise from a single phone call.