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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post

    It feels bad, all this effort to most of the time yield nothing. I have a lot of networking events coming up so I get to spend a lot of my time standing around awkwardly waiting to talk to people. Any tips to make this process less painful would be appreciated.
    How long you been at it?

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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    PS: I don't give a rat's ass if they ALL say 3 to 5 years experience required, walk in and pester them anyway.
    Convince them that they need YOU instead.
    Push hard, don't let some pencil pusher stop you at the front office, ambush the dept head when they go out to lunch.
    Make them LIKE YOU.

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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    That is what happens when you cheap out or hire the wrong people.
    Are you looking in Montreal?

    I suspect you'd have much more luck in Toronto.
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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Are you looking in Montreal?

    I suspect you'd have much more luck in Toronto.
    Montreal and Quebec now have a booming job market and are now doing better than Ontario especially for tech. Also my living costs would double or triple by living in Toronto for the same salary.
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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    I sooo do not miss those days. Best of luck to you.
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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Business people are bad at tech and tech people are bad at business, my specialization exists to fulfill the role in between but only a handful of companies realize that is what they need, a lot of companies just try and find a tech person who is good at business so they tend to to want programmers but even in the best of cases they know very little of business functions.

    We are generalists for a reason. It is a very new field, so the demand is there companies just do not know it.
    Target a company you would want to work for and try to get in at a similar position. Get your foot in the door, and build from there. Don't expect the perfect job right out the gate.

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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Finding and applying to jobs is exhausting. I am about to graduate so I am looking for jobs but it is such an arduous task, finding jobs that fit my skillset (business analysis and technology consulting) is hard, companies don't know if they need my skills and those that do seem to want someone very specialized in a specific field or technology. Then a lot of job postings even those on my school job board require ludicrous amounts of experience, I have two internships but not 3-5 years. Companies seem to never want to train anyone seemingly even if they are targeting new graduates. Then there are the companies that seem to think GPA and extra-curriculars mean everything because god forbid someone wants to spend their free time doing hobbies or other things by themselves or with friends. Then there is the figuring out the cover letter and the resume which is the hardest part a lot of the time. I haven't even gotten to the interviews but some of these companies are doing 3-4 rounds of interviews over a couple of months, which is just torture and delaying the inevitable.

    It feels bad, all this effort to most of the time yield nothing. I have a lot of networking events coming up so I get to spend a lot of my time standing around awkwardly waiting to talk to people. Any tips to make this process less painful would be appreciated.
    A suggestion? Research before the career search. You might end up in a better location with better opportunities than if you don't. An example:

    Although Honolulu is the 3rd most costly city to live in the Country, top 10 at least, Hawaii as a whole has one of the lowest ratings for best places to make a living.

    So you might end up in a very high cost of living State with very little career opportunities; if you didn't research first.
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    Re: Job Hunting is Exhausting

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyme View Post
    A suggestion? Research before the career search. You might end up in a better location with better opportunities than if you don't. An example:

    Although Honolulu is the 3rd most costly city to live in the Country, top 10 at least, Hawaii as a whole has one of the lowest ratings for best places to make a living.

    So you might end up in a very high cost of living State with very little career opportunities; if you didn't research first.
    Canada has far fewer choices, fairly easy to make that decision. We have 5 major cities with jobs and two of those have insane cost of living, two are inhospitably cold and far away, so that lives the city where I am Montreal.
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