Job search advice

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Chris Bardon, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Having just finished my Master's thesis a couple of weeks ago, I've been starting to look for a full time job, and the prospects are looking pretty bleak. When I finished my undergraduate degree two years ago, the tech market had just gone belly up, which was part of the impetus to start the Master's degree. Now I'm sitting here with two engineering degrees (both from in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo-the master's with a specialization in AI and co-operative robotic systems), and I'm trying to get back into the job finding game. I've found that most companies you talk to though tend to say "check our website", but when you apply to jobs online you may never hear back from anyone.

    Anyone have any strategies for finding good jobs? Anyone work for a company within about an hour's drive of Kitchener/Waterloo that's hiring?
     
  2. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Screenwriter

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    Don't underestimate temp jobs. I think more and more companies are leaning towards temp workers. I started as a temp at my current job and that was almost 3 years ago.
     
  3. JustinCleveland

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    Work as a temp and make yourself invaluable. Worked for me. I was part-time, and they fired the guy who had my job in April and gave it to me.
     

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