After graduating from college or university, your first thought is likely to move back home while you figure out where you’re going to work. It’s cheaper to live at home with your family in the short term, and you’re familiarwith your hometown, the jobs that are possible there, and the network you can tap into. But it’s worth considering staying in your post secondary community for a few key reasons.
You Know Your Post Secondary Community as Well as Your Hometown
The city you went to university or college in has likely become somewhere you call home, just like your hometown. You know the city like the back of your hand, you have friends in the area, and if you enjoyed living there as a student, why not work there as well?
Online Tools Find Dream Job Opportunities in Your Location of Choice
There are incredible tools online that can help you find your dream job, including Magnet. With Magnet, you can select your post secondary community as the location of your job search. While you are working in your hometown, you can let technology match your Magnet profile to your ideal career. Your profile on Magnet is completely confidential so your current employer won’t know you are looking.
Magnet allows you to specify the areas of interest and your expected wage range. Magnet also provides extra information on the companies that you are considering working for, above and beyond the skills, pay or hours. You can find out what the company stands for and more about the corporate culture to make sure you select the right employer for your values.
Affordability of Living in Your Post Secondary Community
If you were a student at one of eastern Ontario’s many universities - like, for example, Trent University in Peterborough - you probably didn’t consider in great detail how much it would cost to live there if you found full-time work. Chances are you probably want to live in larger accommodations than you could afford as a student.
You can learn exactly how much more affordable living in eastern Ontario for your dream job is, compared to other major cities in the province, by checking out our infographic. Eastern Ontario currently has many job opportunities in its booming manufacturing sector. Careers are high tech, secure, and provide challenging and fulfilling work, right in your post secondary community.