Transitioning from student to adult life can be quite stressful, but exciting too. Getting that dream job after you graduate may not be as easy as you thought it would be. That is why its important to start planning for that dream job before you graduate.
Talentegg.ca is Canada's most popular job site and online resource for students and new graduates. It was created by Lauren Friese in 2008 after she realized how hard the transition was from school to work. Lauren went to grad school at the London School of economics after completing a BA in economics Queen's University. She found that the transition from school to work was a lot easier in London, due to all of the free career online resources. She based TalentEgg on the UK website Milkround after wondering why we didn't have anything like it in Canada. There was an article about TalentEgg last year in the Financial Post, Lauren said that England had a lot more online resources and job leads for:
“People with lots of education and not a lot of work experience who wanted that ‘first step’ into a career.”
This is how most students feel when they graduate - that they have all this education but no experience and most employers are looking for both experience and education. So, TalentEggnow provides meaningful Canadian summer jobs, internships, full time work, co-ops and entry level positions - perfect for students and graduates. There are thousands of jobs available daily and hundreds of active employers. TalentEgg actually has an Employer Directory which includes profiles of each company such as:
The site has a wealth of great information such as comprehensive career guides for many fields such as: aboriginal careers, accounting, Canadian armed forces, consulting, engineering, green jobs, healthcare and many more. There are also great videos on the site which cover a wide range of topics, here is a video about how continuing education can make you more employable:
At North York Central Library, the business department will be hosting a program How to Hatch Your Career Through Networking with Cassandra Jowett who is the content manager for TalentEgg.
Cassandra Jowett, content manager from TalentEgg.ca will share how she hatched
her own career through networking while she was a student at Ryerson University,
and provide easy-to-use strategies that will help students and grads become
better networkers both online and in real life.
FREE. Call (416)395-5613 to register.
North York Central Library - Room 2/3
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:30 - 8:00pm
If you don't get a chance to register, you can drop in as long as there is space available, we hope to see you there!