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How long did it take you to find a new job?

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Deal Addict
Dec 27, 2007
3253 posts
898 upvotes
Edmonton
How long did it take me? 3 days.

About every second one I apply for, I get. Easy pickins
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Newbie
Nov 27, 2016
97 posts
9 upvotes
Currently applying job from out of province while looking after my new born. It’s tough but don’t have much choice.
Sr. Member
Apr 14, 2017
866 posts
407 upvotes
DT Calgary
supermaster wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 2:45 pm
Currently applying job from out of province while looking after my new born. It’s tough but don’t have much choice.
Keep chugging along! Don't give up. Reality for most people, isn't like what a few posters here saying they apply to a few jobs and get offers of employment.
Member
Jan 30, 2010
226 posts
35 upvotes
Toronto
Applying for online jobs is pretty much a waste of time...
Deal Addict
Dec 20, 2018
1612 posts
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supermaster wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 2:45 pm
Currently applying job from out of province while looking after my new born. It’s tough but don’t have much choice.
It's tough to apply for jobs out of province unless you have niche skills or a superstar in your field

As a hiring manager, I don't interview out of province applicants unless it's for a senior role where there's relocation package

We hire abroad before interprovincial due to expectations. Someone from abroad is committed to moving here as they're applying here and have hopefully thought about moving countries

interprovincial, it seems more as a desperate move to apply to us

Not saying it's impossible, just more difficult than even abroad for some
Newbie
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Feb 11, 2019
2 posts
The last time it took me 1.5 months to find a job. But this is not my specialty, so it took so much time.
Newbie
Nov 27, 2016
97 posts
9 upvotes
StatsGuy wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 8:13 am
It's tough to apply for jobs out of province unless you have niche skills or a superstar in your field

As a hiring manager, I don't interview out of province applicants unless it's for a senior role where there's relocation package

We hire abroad before interprovincial due to expectations. Someone from abroad is committed to moving here as they're applying here and have hopefully thought about moving countries

interprovincial, it seems more as a desperate move to apply to us

Not saying it's impossible, just more difficult than even abroad for some
Thanks for the reply. I can only clarify that I am willing to relocate in my cover letter... will see if that really works...
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Jul 29, 2005
8077 posts
2077 upvotes
Mississauga
Are you applying for jobs you're not qualified for?
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Jul 7, 2013
1136 posts
632 upvotes
North York
tmkf_patryk wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 6:18 pm
How long did it take me? 3 days.

About every second one I apply for, I get. Easy pickins
Yeah I get jobs coming to me. Don't even need to apply. Ez
Sr. Member
Jun 18, 2018
575 posts
277 upvotes
Toronto
roca1777 wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:41 am
Applying for online jobs is pretty much a waste of time...
Sad truth. A lot of positions end up getting filled internally or by a referral from someone inside the company. That's why it's important to never be complacent; you never know when all of a sudden the company, your position or profession all of a sudden is gone.
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Jr. Member
May 22, 2013
157 posts
51 upvotes
Vancouver
My interview to application rate is so low
Deal Addict
Dec 27, 2007
3253 posts
898 upvotes
Edmonton
xblackrainbow wrote:
Feb 13th, 2019 11:40 am
Yeah I get jobs coming to me. Don't even need to apply. Ez
I haven't applied for jobs in a while, last couple years I just get calls, sometimes several a week for work.
It all depends on the industry and what you to, I'm sure if I was looking to work as a paper pusher it would take a long time
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Sr. Member
Jul 15, 2003
602 posts
143 upvotes
GTA, Ontario
What type of job are you looking for? The last few months have been pretty slow for me too, but the job postings seem to be appearing more often now. Chin up!!

10% response doesn't seem too bad to me.
Newbie
May 29, 2017
64 posts
23 upvotes
lost mine 2 weeks now. Only had 1 interview and I apply a few jobs a day.... best to avoid those water companies... always a scam.
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2013
2220 posts
588 upvotes
Toronto
roca1777 wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 6:41 am
Applying for online jobs is pretty much a waste of time...
That is how I got all my jobs. I knew no one in the firms.
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