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Lots of education but no good experience? What to do?

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Nov 5, 2019
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renoldman wrote: I think it says a lot about our economy when bright minds aspire to work in the government.

The decline in society is real.

Just enjoy it and let the suckers who don't understand pay for your lifestyle choices?
FreshCo wrote: It is very disappointing, and especially rampant in Canada. Private sector pensions and salaries typically lag (on average) with the public sector. Not to mention, you are typically working longer hours in the private sector.

Doesn’t leave me with an optimistic outlook on Canada’s prosperity.
Great points. It also does not help the private sector & small business / entrepreneurs that Canadian business rules are typically OVER-REGULATED, with multi-layers of governments overly obsessed with collecting large amounts of taxes & extra fees & fines over the extremely complex and stringent rules they created, especially compare to other countries. Private sectors is getting squeezed out in favour of even more bigger government bureaucracy.

Also many workers have given the private sectors their very best tries, but due to frustrations (eg. unable to get in or horrible working conditions), forced to rely on public sector or welfare out of necessity, with seemingly no other viable choices.
The economic system overall is failing, and the Canada economy is likely to get worser for the majority (poor), if things continue as is.
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OP if you actually want to work for the Government all you have to do is apply to literally everything you’re ‘qualified’ for and if you pass the tests/interviews you’re in.

Start low and work your way up. With a Masters degree in anything it shouldn’t be hard to at least get screened in and then it’s up to you.

It’s really that easy. People make this out to be some super complicated process because they applied one time and didn’t hear anything back and then it’s all ‘yOu CaNt gEt hIrEd in tHE gOvERmeNT uNlLeS yOu kNoW sOmEoNe’.

Good luck.
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OldMarriedGuy wrote: OP if you actually want to work for the Government all you have to do is apply to literally everything you’re ‘qualified’ for and if you pass the tests/interviews you’re in.

Start low and work your way up. With a Masters degree in anything it shouldn’t be hard to at least get screened in and then it’s up to you.

It’s really that easy. People make this out to be some super complicated process because they applied one time and didn’t hear anything back and then it’s all ‘yOu CaNt gEt hIrEd in tHE gOvERmeNT uNlLeS yOu kNoW sOmEoNe’.

Good luck.
What he said. Get into government agency in entry level position then impress the hell out of everyone and work your way up when jobs become available. In the gov't, most positions are posted internally first and then only posted externally when they can't be filled. You have to get your foot in the door.

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