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Updated on Tuesday, June 10

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OMG: Went shopping for a suit and prepared for interview questions before the term even started and no interviews yet. Stressed that I won't get a job this term. Anybody else feeling desperate and worried now? How do you guys deal with the stress?

9 comments

  1. Yes, just know that there a lot of other people in the same boat.
    Continuous round usually has some quality positions as well. Also you can start trying to look outside of Jobmine as well to keep busy.

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  2. I just think whatever happens is meant to happen. Do your best and and at the end of the day if you don't get a job, you'll survive!

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  3. I went through the same situation and to be honest I don't have any advice haha. I ended up with an unpaid position one month into my work term, but I managed to get great co-op jobs that paid well after that term.

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  4. Ahh, I do the exact opposite, I never prepare, and when the interview(s) come, I have to be like shit shit shit, i need my suit.

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  5. Switch to cs or SE. All the jobs you could ever want

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  6. I sit back and relax. Worst comes to worst I'll drop out. It's not the end of the world right? :D

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  7. I didn't get an interview the first round, but did find something eventually. I know people who have gotten jobs even after the work term has started, and if you can afford it, volunteer positions are generally easier to come by and can be excellent experience!

    It can be stressful, but try to make sure you're balancing co-op with your studies, because it's not worth it to get an interview if you're slacking on your grades.

    Make sure you're writing cover letters (I know MANY people who do not bother with this) and consider taking you application in to be reviewed. Even let some of your friends or classmates critic your application - it could help!

    Don't drop out just because you're not lucking out. The best part of co-op for me was learning how to write a strong application and getting the interview experience. Although this might not sound worth ~$600 a term for some people, I would not have been able to do it otherwise.

    If you just try your hardest, at the end of the day, you can't be upset with the outcome!

    Good luck! :)

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  8. refund that suit and save up

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  9. Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit..

    - Dr.Helpful

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