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    You have NO idea how hard it is to get into a MBA programme & to actually finish it . So the very fact that you did it , means you are already well qualified, even though you are underestimating yourself.

    Once you start working , you will find that most of the corporate world is full of BS . Its all about WHO you know and not so much WHAT you know. Its more style over substance .

    Its more about SOFT SKILLS ( 70 % ) like communication skills, personality, presentation skills, listening skills, being diplomatic, body language etc & less about HARD SKILLS ( 30 % )..like Math , Physics, Accounting etc.

    If you are good at soft skills & good at attending some BS meetings etc ..you will do well in the corporate world. Its all BIG talk & pretending you know , what you are talking about..LOL

    Just keep the clients happy , don't take things personally . Just be a YES man/woman & you will be fine. If your boss has some really stupid idea during the meeting, act as if its the greatest thing since sliced bread & just go ahead with it..LOL.

    Collect your pay cheque and go home. If something better comes along quit & go there. Don't get stuck in one place. There is NO loyalty as such thesedays. The company won't think twice before laying of people & you shouldn't think twice about quitting and moving elsewhere too.
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    I know job hunting is the patience period.Though I am from computer science background,worked as a preschool teacher for 5 years in USA and here about 6 months which gave me flexibility to raise my kids.Now they are grown up and looking to get back into field I graduated.Since long gap it may take 6 months to 2 years but won't give up.This country have taught us many things as an immigrant to be patient and try hard and will finally show a good path.Love this country as it hugged our family by giving PR.
    So Finally Patience Pays...
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    its even more frustrating with the oil industry lay offs i am Calgary so kinda getting concerned here that we will turn into Detroit
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    Quote Originally Posted by idonovan View Post
    its even more frustrating with the oil industry lay offs i am Calgary so kinda getting concerned here that we will turn into Detroit
    If you don't own a house..some things might be good, like house prices coming down..so not a bad time to buy a house. Ofcourse if there are no jobs then doesn't matter how low the house price is

    But if you own a house & bought it at its peak price, things are grim

    But yes layoffs & less spending by people is the downside of it.

    I believe Alberta's budget is coming out in a couple of days ..should be interesting. Not this year, but I think AB will eventually implement sales tax - PST like all other provinces, as they are reducing LOT of revenue in form of royalties & taxes , due to low Oil prices.
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    OP, I would advise you maximize the career centre for post-grad students or continuing education or the one specializing in business career advice. Plus, if you are already involved with associations in your field of study (membership or attending events or participating online on fora), you are making contacts and expanding the likelihood of seeing opportunities.

    If there are online resources you are accessing as a student, is there a way to continue using them after graduation or through your local library online? Sometimes it can be hard to find industry-specific periodicals outside of academia in public libraries so if there is a way to continue accessing electronic resources as a graduate, that will be an immense help. Unless of course you can purchase your own subscriptions!

    I noticed in the Economist that the Spring 2015 case study competition for MBAs continues: www.economist.com/case
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    Hang in there and make job hunting your full time job. Back in the day (yes, some 30 years ago for me) it took me two months of pounding the pavement full time to find a job in the field for which I studied. This was the era before computers and everything had to be typed, photocopied and delivered to every door. I was determined NOT to work in the big city and first started delivering resumes to the smaller communities with absolutely NO response. I did end up in the big city working for incredibly generous medical specialists, moved closer to work, and couldn't have been happier with my job. It was then that I realized that I was happy not to have found work in the smaller towns.

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    i found my job in less than 2 months by randomly emailing my resume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal50 View Post
    i found my job in less than 2 months by randomly emailing my resume.
    Basically this.

    Worked for me, took around 1-2 months.
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    Try "carpet bombing"-styled emailing out your résumé. You have better chances of hitting your target.
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    When you first start off it's extremely hard to find a job under your circumstances. The best way is to find a job where it needs it. Some people don't do exactly what they do when they first start off but further on they'll gain reputation and actually obtain what they went to school for. Just like how you started University and getting the worst residence, later on you get to know more teachers and you become more familiar with things, you get into better residences and get closer friends. It's all about connections. When you'll start you won't know much people but you'll get to find out who's your friends and who can bring you further up! Don't give up, to have determination to get a Masters is amazing! Use that determination to bring in your dream job
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    Job hunting is quite challenging, but websites like https://toronto.companies-in-canada.com make it much easier. Stay focused and keep in mind that job sites are a tool, not a crutch. To find a really good lob, you should push yourself outside of your comfort zone

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