Thursday, 22 July 2010

Vancouver Update

I do often fall behind on blogging.

It's so easy to get caught up on browsing for jobs and feeling that every free moment available online should be utilized in advancing my career.

In any event: I am now working two promotions positions and working at HMV. I was just offered a Social Media internship two days ago in Vancouver and that will begin Aug. 30th.

I am not limiting my job search to Vancouver. This is very much an "Insider's" city and I will move if I am unable to find sustainable long-term work here. Out of all the job postings in the country on the professional websites I visit, I would say about 80% of positions are in Toronto. I do have my dual American-Canadian citizenship, but I don't know much about the American markets and with the state of the economy right now, I don't think I want to risk moving down there cold with the hopes of finding a job that would include health care.

I just made a LinkedIn profile today. Interesting.

The summer in Vancouver is beautiful. Yesterday I went cliff jumping into the water in Lynn Canyon. The water was absolutely freezing, but at the same time it was amazing to see and be in water that was so fresh and clear.