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    I'm graduating next month from my 2-year Master's. It has been a hell of a long road, mostly because I can't stand being in school. I love to be out there working and earning my money. Sitting for hours on end in a classroom listening to lectures and doing group projects is not my idea of fun.

    The worst part however, is I have yet to find a job for after graduation. I'm graduating from an MBA, so the pressure is on to find something quick. The whole point of the degree, after all, is to get a better paying job. Everyone is always asking if we've found something, or what we're doing to find something, or what we'll do if we don't find anything.

    I'm trying to be positive, because realistically I know that most graduates don't find anything for a few months. But I'm the youngest person in the program with the least experience and I'm starting to think I'm not going to find anything ever. I feel very underqualified for everything and anything.

    Thanks for listening, just going through a rough patch and it feels better to get it out there!!
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    Don't worry so much. When I graduated with my Master's degree, only about 5 people in my graduating class had found a job. It takes time. It can even take up to a year. The point is to get experience. You may have to do an unpaid internship or volunteer work as a way to get your foot in the door. You can, if you're lucky, find a paid internship. Don't worry what other's think or say. The pressure you give yourself is enough and you don't need pressure from outside sources. I've been in your spot before. Everything will work out. Just don't have high expectations at first. It takes time and you have to build your experience. Don't be afraid to take a job below your pay grade. You have to start at the bottom, even with a Master's. LOL yeah that sounds weird huh? You'd think a Master's would put you ahead of the bunch, but what I learned is it's all about WHO you know. I have known VERY unqualified people get jobs as supervisors just based on who they know. It sucks but it's how our world works. The only other way to get ahead is start at the bottom, impress people with your skills and worth ethic and slowly move up. Good luck !
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    Stay positive! You will find something that you will enjoy, and, that you get paid well doing! I remember when I graduated right after, it was very hard getting a job. The company I work for now, I, actually took the job because I was desperate at the time! I needed to make money, and, when they offered the job to me I took it. I had bills to pay! Thinking I was just going to work there for awhile until I found something better (I was young at the time). YEARS later, I am still here, have grown with the company, have been promoted and make a really good living at what I do and have benefits. Plus I love the people I work with and love what I do. Even if you get a job at first you may not like and or think is not going to turn out as you expect it, it, might be exactly what your looking for, and, might be the best choice you make. Take that in mind as well when your looking.

    Best of luck! AND stay positive!
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    Couldn't agree with you more....looking for work is wicked. Keep at it! You got your Masters; you can do this too. Persistence is the key. Are you fluent in both French and English? If so, then the world is your oyster, my friend! Good luck.
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    Finding a job is a full time job to begin with. After moving from Hamilton to Regina took me awhile because everyone thinks I am moving back to Ontario asap. Yes we are moving back but every time husband tells his work he is moving they offer him something better. Persistence is the key I find and checking the job boards and doing random emails to HR departments for companies you would like to work for.
    My husband graduated with a PhD from Trent University in May 2014 and it took awhile to find a job in his field. Then in July he got the offer for University of Regina - meant we moved but it's been an experience living out west.
    Have you thought of relocating? Lots of jobs out west

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTLcouponer View Post
    I'm graduating next month from my 2-year Master's. It has been a hell of a long road, mostly because I can't stand being in school. I love to be out there working and earning my money. Sitting for hours on end in a classroom listening to lectures and doing group projects is not my idea of fun.
    Congratulations on your upcoming graduate degree.
    The school you're attending, do they have a placement center? Is there any job fairs at the school? Do they have any employers coming to the school to recruit, in the next few months?

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    oh god job hunting is the worst. Good luck! Don't worryabout being young/not. Being young is actually on your side nowadays because places generally don't like paying more expensive people with more experience when they are just starting out at a new company. You'll find something in no time. Don't worry if it ends up being contract work. That's pretty normal nowadays too and a great way to make contacts and build experience and see what you truly want
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    Thank you everyone for the encouragement! I feel much better It's a waiting game after all!

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    Totally feel you. I just graduated in December and have been looking since before then. I'm actually looking outside of the province since there seems to be quite a few jobs in my field out west. Best of luck to you!
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    First off, Congratulations on the 2-year MBA! If it's similar to the program out here, the 2-year MBA is a really involved program and requires high academic standing on your undergraduate degree! Awesome job!

    Good luck on the hunt! Hang in there! I remember that feeling coming out of university... its like you are so ready to just get on with your life and the light at the end of that tunnel is sooooo close and once you get that job its like whoosh your on your way but waiting for that job is so painful. I didn't have trouble finding an open position in my field when I got my BBA, but I choked on the case study stage of the interview process and that set me back 3 months until I could apply again. The company I wanted to work for requires a written case study, then a presentation to the hiring managers and then you get to an interview. The only reason I didn't look elsewhere was that I was already working for them part-time in a sales role. Stick in there! You will be well on your way soon!
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    Chin up! Most of us have been in a similar position of job hunting. Be patient and think positive, kept telling yourself that the right opportunity will come I've been out of the workforce raising my son for the last 2 years so I am preparing myself mentally for that challenge as well. Believe me, I will all work out in the end. There is a lot of great advice given by other SC members so that should help. Felicitations et bonne chance!
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    Being an immigrant in Canada the biggest thing this country ever taught me is "Patience" .
    At ER have patience
    to see specialist have patience
    for PR card renewal have patience
    to get a decent house in your budget have patience

    this country will give you everything just when the time is right.. Don't loose hope... Race has just begun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lp11 View Post
    Being an immigrant in Canada the biggest thing this country ever taught me is "Patience" .
    At ER have patience
    to see specialist have patience
    for PR card renewal have patience
    to get a decent house in your budget have patience

    this country will give you everything just when the time is right.. Don't loose hope... Race has just begun.

    it's "lose" NOT "loose" hope!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal50 View Post
    it's "lose" NOT "loose" hope!!
    thanks for correcting it
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    Go wherever the JOB is. Don't wait for the job to come to you . Most people just try to look for a job within their own place of residence, when there are lots of jobs/opportunities available in other places.

    Be flexible & if it means moving out of your comfort zone & moving to another city/area or even the US then so be it.
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