Employment in the T Dot
So I’ve been unemployed for about six months now. I’ve gone through job fairs, ad agency’s, third party recruiters, workopolis/monster etc., and still really no luck. I’ve come to the conclusion that not many of these avenues really work and to get decent employment in the city you have to network, and network and network some more. All the people that I know in the past year or so who have been looking for jobs have gotten it through someone else. Some friends mothers brothers nephew has a company and needs to hire. Nobody can really apply for an ad in the paper anymore. It’s as if it’s not even worth printing.
Also given a choice, if you’re living suburbia, would you prefer working downtown or working in towns such as Hamilton, Burlington, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax etc. At this point in time, with me living in South Western Mississauga, and with traffic and commuting not improving anytime soon, it’s simpler for me to work in the Hamilton/Burlington area than it is in Toronto so I’m really thinking of looking for work there now rather than Toronto.
What are some of the avenues that you guys have used to find work?