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I thought that things would be a little more relaxing now that school is out for the semester. Wrong.

Things are busier than ever at work, which is a good thing because I'm grateful every day that I have a job.

I'll tell you what, it sure is difficult (for me at least) finding a job here in Victoria. Before I got this job (and I've been here three years now, a record for me!) it took me about a year of job hunting before I got hired.

I probably could have found a job doing something else, but then what's the point of going to school all those years and more importantly spending all that money on tuition and books if all I'm going to end up doing is working retail?

Not that there is anything wrong with that. You do what you have to do. And the way things are going, it seems like many college graduates are doing just that. Having to work in careers that aren't exactly in tune with their degree-field.

Things are looking up for college graduates though:

ENCOURAGING JOB OUTLOOK FOR 2006
Published: December 18, 2005
By John Challenger

The US job market is likely to continue improving in 2006. The biggest job gains are expected to come in the financial services, technology, healthcare, energy and international business sectors, which together could create as many as 1.3 million new jobs next year.

A return to a late 1990s-style hiring frenzy may be only a matter of time. There is already soaring demand for the top talent, as evidenced by Google’s recent full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times business section, inviting ‘the brightest minds in sales management’ to apply for positions with the company.

Link to article here



You tell me: what do you think about the job market in Victoria?