mrj wrote: J0rdz wrote:
ghetto kitty wrote:id be a reference for ya if you find something, however the last six months has shown me that websites and papers are pretty much useless when it comes to looking for work in music...artshub has some stuff, but its all corporate high end bullshite often...
Have found that this is the case in the IT industry too. I recently finished an IT degree at uni, and have been on the lookout for a graduate's position and/or entry level job for the past 6 months, and it has been sooooo hard sourcing possible jobs. Haven't been picky or anything, just want to get some experience in any area of IT, so i have that experience as most positions require 2+ years experience, yet there's no one hiring to give you that experience. Catch 22.
Just the environment at the moment mate. IT is quite project based so the IT labour market tends to contract quite heavily in an environment like the one we have at the moment. Additonally grad recruiting programs tend to get seriously trimmed in this sort of environment too.
So being an IT Grad is double punch in the nose.
If its any consolation the environment was like this when I was a fresh grad too. Falling equity markets and everyone trimming costs. Grad market was so fucked that the job I did end up getting I first had to battle 1500 other grads for it (1500 grad applications for 3 roles). Altho I'm not IT.
BUT things wille eventaully bounce and get easier, in the mean time I know its prob not your first choice but the best place to start will be helpdesk/deskside jobs. These jobs are always required because users are always and will always be dumb and need help.
Yeah, have started to notice that. Been trying to move away from the helpdesk jobs, but lookin like i might have to bite the bullet. Although, with that said, most of the helpdesk positions i have come across ask for a minimum of 2 years experience - AGAIN the experience shafts me
ghetto kitty wrote:hey jordz, maybe you should try some of the IT places that do training too etc...
like infoxchange in abbotsford...?
im sure there are others...but tis not my area of expertise at all
i say if you cant get work in your chosen area and you know you have skills, offer yourself up as an unpaid volunteer for a few days/days a week and show them what you are capable of?
my theory is companies like people who show initiative, so maybe thats a way to get your foot in the door?
Have had a quick squiz at some of the IT training places - but iv been at uni for the last 4 years and not really that interested in heading somewhere for more training, unless it was on the job or paid.
Great idea about offering to volunteer - hadn't thought of that!
Thanks for the advice guys. Tis muchly appreciated!
Just got a call back for a Web Assistant Job @ Clive Peters. Not much, but might be that foot in the door. Fingers crossed.