I am so frustrated! I need some advice on how to get that crucial first job in the planning field. I have been out of school for 3 years, and have worked as an Engineering Tech, and now am working as a Digital Mapping Specialist with a small municipality outside of Calgary. I have taken these jobs because I though it would help me "get my foot in the door" but I haven't had much luck. The thing that frustrates me the most is that a secretary here has just been given a planning technician position, and she has no background in planning! It infuriates me! What do I have to do to get a job as a planner. I have learned Autocad, and am now learning GIS!
I feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall! HELP!