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11. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Forensics is definitely a cool place to go, and I actually saw a job posting looking for an electrical engineer to work in the field of forensics... but I just missed the deadline to apply! Oh well. The reason I'm not even considering grad school is cause my grades aren't good enough. My first two years of uni were a rude awakening for me and for that reason my GPA has suffered throughout, despite my pulling decent grades in the last two years. Anyway, I consider my uni experience a good one because I got to learn a lot about how I should be working and how persistence works best. After all I wouldn't even have graduated in time (4 years) had I wallowed in my worst semester's grades. But I doubt that'd be a good enough reasoning for the accepting committee for graduate studies . Anyways, I know the job will happen SOMETIME in the future... just have to travel in the meantime!

12. Posted by babe967 (Full Member 98 posts) 12y

I just want to let you know the problem with grauduates getting work in which they studied in, applies in the uk to. I know several students who studied hard and lived on a tight budject,and have not been able to find work in there chosen field.
Has anyone thought about going to work abroad,try looking up companies who offer work to trained and qualified people.


13. Posted by frustrated (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

I know exactly what you are talking about. I have a chemical technology diploma and have a job that pays OK but I want more. I can't get any work in Alberta where they pay better. The job postings usually say " Only LOCAL candidates may apply (BC,AB)." It makes me so mad because the job keeps getting posted and yet I AM WILLING TO TAKE THE JOB!!!!

14. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

You know what frustrated? If I were you I'd apply anyway and let them know that I am looking to relocate to the area. It can't hurt anyway right?

15. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Usually all the "local applicants only" means is that they aren't willing to pay for your relocation. If you are willing to relocate yourself (i.e. pay for the move), then you should be fine in applying.

16. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Babe - yes, me. Thought about it, did it, now been based in Sweden 2 years (eek - longest i've been anywhere really!) and loving it. Have a fantastic job and would never dream of going back to the UK to work. And that's despite my name now getting around and receiving several extremely good offers from Uk companies.

You just have todo the research on foreign companies and be brave (or stupid) enough to just keep applying. You've got nothing to loose - mine was just a speculative letter - they weren't even hiring at the time. The best way to get a job like that is to apply (and reason i was taken on) to a foreign company that does work requiring English speakers, knoweldge of your home company etc, and so gives you an advantage over other applicants or locals/avoids the language question straight away.

But it is certainly possible

17. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Its funny cause thats what Ive been doing since I started looking for work. I keep on applying to jobs in the UK (oddly enough gelli , people seem to be migrating east!) like a fool from Canada without any experience, and obviously I get no replies but I send it anyway! You never know. Its like shooting in the dark: if you shoot enough times, you just might hit your target. Or you never know what you hit. So fingers crossed for all trying to get jobs abroad!


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