Three graduating biology students from York University talk about their plans for the coming year. Even if you’re not following the same career paths as Jen, Brent and Jay, volunteering, job shadowing or going back to school are all techniques that can be applied to improve your status in many fields.
The president called me in for a”meeting” and informed me they were going to have to let me go, citing the struggling economy and the company’s own organizational downturn. With the news came the inevitable anger and resentment, and I wondered: Why me?
Before, building a professional portfolio and experience as a freelancer was something that took years. Now, it can be much easier to find someone willing to give you a shot. I plan to take advantage of this opportunity.
Let’s face it – depressing headlines are sprouting up all over the place. Chin up friends – although we find ourselves in a dark cloud, we can use this opportunity to avoid making the same mistakes as our predecessors.
It costs less to hire students and new grads than it does to hold onto more experienced workers in senior roles. Most of us are just happy to get a job and, given the current economy, we know that in most cases we can’t expect or demand huge salaries.
If your network of family and friends is anything like mine, it has undoubtedly been affected by the current economic situation. While catching up with family over the holidays, I’ve heard a handful of stories from some who have already been laid off and others who are crossing their fingers while co-workers with less seniority […]
I saw this photograph today on the BBC News website (taken from ‘Day in Pictures’ which is an awesome way to take 3 minutes off work and catch up on some of the more obscure goings on in the big wide world). Security guards try to hold back crowds at a jobs fair in Henan […]