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    Cyburbian andreplanner's avatar
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    Toronto Planner been looking for work forever and a day!!!!

    Hello everyone. I'm Andre from Toronto. I am a yr removed as an urban planning graduate. Right now I am not working and still looking for work.

    If any of you are interested in hearing my experiences and/or thoughts, I have 2 blogs up right now.

    Life of a Jobless Planner and also

    Transportation Planning in the GTA

    Don't hesitate to comment!!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
    Last edited by andreplanner; 09 May 2005 at 2:54 PM.

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    Welcome from an employed planner in Toronto

    Good luck with the job search!

    Your first link doesn't work btw.

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    Welcome from MIssouri...good luck with the job search, something will come along!!

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    I applied for a position with the TTC and the City as a policy analyst. I don't know how much more I can take now if I am not gonna get experience.

    By the way, I fixed the first link. I always mix it up...LOL

    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Welcome from an employed planner in Toronto

    Good luck with the job search!

    Your first link doesn't work btw.

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    welcome
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Welcome and hang in there!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner
    welcome
    Damn you made me thirsty.. Gotta run out and get myself a good old pint..LOL.. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally posted by andreplanner
    Damn you made me thirsty.. Gotta run out and get myself a good old pint..LOL.. Any suggestions?
    If you have access, I'd suggest one of these:
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    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner
    If you have access, I'd suggest one of these:

    AH!!! Promoting the local brand! I had to do a search. Guess I would have to request that brand at the liquor store.

    I'll ask my buddy if he's tried it.

    Cheers!

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    Welcome from the Edmonton region! Try looking for jobs on the Prairies... they are plentiful and may be easier to get in a junior type position.

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Welcome from the Edmonton region! Try looking for jobs on the Prairies... they are plentiful and may be easier to get in a junior type position.

    I tried a few jobs out in Calgary and that's it. I know I sound picky but I figured Vancouver/GVRD would be hiring tons of people since the Olympics are just around the corner.

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    Welcome from SW Indiana.

    Quote Originally posted by andreplanner
    I am a yr removed as an urban planning graduate.
    Right now I am not working and still looking for work.
    I have experienced this before, so I have felt your pain.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Welcome from NE Florida! Good luck in the job search. It will happen.

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    Welcome from the land that is flat.

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    Greetings job seeker. I've got over 30 "Dear John" and "Resume's on File" letters from my first planning job search. Hang in there.

    My career has brought me to the place I am now, which is where I greet your from.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Keep at it. And welcome to the ship
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    Welcome from Vancouver. Eight months of the year I'm at UWaterloo with the School of Planning (I just finished my first year). Good luck with the job search.

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    Welcome from Vancouver. Eight months of the year I'm at UWaterloo with the School of Planning (I just finished my first year). Good luck with the job search.
    Isn't UBC's planning program good?

    I am thinking of going out that way for work but of course need money and experience to go there 1st.

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