Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wow is it hard to find a job in this recession!

I am finding it so difficult to find a job. I have experience and a university degree with a double major. It shouldn't be this hard. I guess that is life thought.

Everyday I check Monster and Workopolis, I check the paper and listen to loads of people tell me I need to get in contact with this person or that. It is a hard thing to do, to put yourself out there.

It must have been a cool thing to graduate high school or uni and actually have jobs available for you to start climbing the corporate ladder. Today, you don't get those opportunities, and most people my age think they need to start with a job that pays 75K a year. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

I think the best way to find a job is through the people you know....well it is the easiest way...who do I know?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Remember in grade 12 when the guidance counselor asked you to plan your whole life...

It was the most bizarre moment. Who, at 17, has even the smallest idea where or who they will be in 4 years. Choosing if you should go to University or College, what program you should take. Maybe taking a year off would be your best bet...work to save money or backpack across Europe.

You know those people who I looked up to most back then were those who didn't go to university to take Arts or Business because they didn't know what else to do OR were to scared to do what they wanted to do. I look up to those who were able to say, "you know what I want to be a chef, or hair stylist." My boyfriend knew he wanted to be a pilot and went for it, now he is a pilot for Air Canada and he is only 22! I had a roommate who chose an engineering program because it started with the letter G and so did her name...but way more then that cute fact is that she is brilliant and really wants to be an Astronaut. Why can't more people in the world stand up and say what they want....and what they want to be. No matter how crazy the idea is or how difficult it is to achieve.

Well unfortunately I was not one of these people. I took business because I hate English and history...terrible reason! Luckily for me I ended up really liking marketing. I am still not convinced this is my ultimate dream career path. But I am also not convinced to say that it is not. I think I would really like to combine marketing with something I really love, like fashion or food. I just have to work really hard to get there....I mean who wouldn't want to work at a fashion magazine....I know I would!