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IT professionals not needed? No jobs?

Old Jul 9th 2003, 2:08 am
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Stats how the majority of jobs are not posted or advertised. That is why it is so important to be proactive in job search.
It works, but it take a lot of work and patience. People very actively looking for work should be putting in more hours than if they were actually working.
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Old Jul 9th 2003, 9:44 am
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Dennis Laursen wrote in message news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Since i'm not familiar with how long an education a "computer science
    > graduate" has had, i need to ask is that equvalent to a bachelor or a
    > master?
    >
    > I'm hoping to imigrate to Canada soon, once i finish my master degree
    > (MSc. Business Administration and Computer Science), and i hope i've got
    > a better chance of finding work than most canadian graduates. I can
    > allready show ~2½ years(full time) of programmer experience...but i
    > could be wrong in my assumption(?)
    >
    > How would you guys rate my chances?
    >
    > ./Dennis

Lets see. Since moving to BC Canada I have met a Boeing 707/727 pilot
who is from the middle east and is now driving taxis. Met a smart east
indian person who has two degrees with one a masters in chemical
engineering and now doing vacume and consumer goods sales. Met a
Banker in a employment class and has not been hired as his experaince
is not recognized from the far east. Being a Network Support tech,
Cannot find any work. At any one time in a city the size of vancouver
with over 2 million people there is perhaps a top of 20 IT related
jobs advertised in the vancouver sun new paper. Met a IT manager from
Toronto who moved here asuming he could find a network managers job 6
months later nothing. got the point!!! Its a sad fact that Canada and
its bussiness enviroment do not recognize the experaince and degrees
of people from other countries. Including me. Do you self a favor,
stay far away from vancouver as you can Or, fetch up 10 or 20 grand
and goto college here.


James

    >
    > Simon House wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > The party has been and gone.
    > >
    > > The big problem lies in the fact most IT Professionals will not retire
    > > for at least another 25 years, and universities are still rolling out
    > > hundreds of computer science graduates each year. This coupled with the
    > > fact there are now less available IT positions than there was in 1999.
    > >
    > > You do the math !
    > >
    > > It is a global problem, but some countries are fairing better than
    > > others. Sadly Canada is not one of them.
    > >
    > >
    > > Ben wrote:
    > >
    > >> Dear All,
    > >>
    > >> Reading a couple of postings on this channel, I gather, IT
    > >> Professionals (network admins, systems admin, WAN admin etc) are not
    > >> in high demand anymore. Is that so? Is there any way to confirm this?
    > >> There seem to be a lot of vacancies on the Internet job boards, is it
    > >> also that there is a reasonable supply of such candidates?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> With Best Regards,
    > >> B.
    > >>
    > >> Benni Alexander @ Ureach (no space) and its a .com!!!
    > >>
    > >
 
Old Jul 10th 2003, 12:11 am
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I agree, IT sector in Vancouver is pretty much dead.
Even that EA building in Burnaby is practically empty.
On the other hand, East Vancouver (Hastings St.) seems to gain
population....
Ordinarily, those ads from Vancouver Sun and The Province are only
harvesting resumes. I called some of those staffing agencies/companies
and they told me point blank that they were not "actually" hiring.
I feel that a [four year] degree from a regular US (state) university
is deemed worthless as well in Canada. Is it true in general?
Does anybody want to share his/her two cents?
For 20 grands: UBC, UVic, or SFU??

[email protected] (James) wrote in message
    > Lets see. Since moving to BC Canada I have met a Boeing 707/727 pilot
    > who is from the middle east and is now driving taxis. Met a smart east
    > indian person who has two degrees with one a masters in chemical
    > engineering and now doing vacume and consumer goods sales. Met a
    > Banker in a employment class and has not been hired as his experaince
    > is not recognized from the far east. Being a Network Support tech,
    > Cannot find any work. At any one time in a city the size of vancouver
    > with over 2 million people there is perhaps a top of 20 IT related
    > jobs advertised in the vancouver sun new paper. Met a IT manager from
    > Toronto who moved here asuming he could find a network managers job 6
    > months later nothing. got the point!!! Its a sad fact that Canada and
    > its bussiness enviroment do not recognize the experaince and degrees
    > of people from other countries. Including me. Do you self a favor,
    > stay far away from vancouver as you can Or, fetch up 10 or 20 grand
    > and goto college here.
    >
    >
    > James
 
Old Jul 10th 2003, 12:27 am
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While in the U.K., I met a Canadian chartered accountant doing Accounts Receivables for a midsize UK company, I met an engineer who still cannot find anything except factory work, I former VP of sales (in Canada/US) that cannot even get an interview in the UK.

This is just fact -- it is difficult to land in a new country and take up where you left off.

I was out of work here in Canada and it took quite some time to find a job --- if all things were equal who would you hire -- someone with credentials and experience that you are familiar and comfortable with, or the opposite?

Of course it is difficult......but not impossible.
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