Like what exactly is the scene with recruiting right now? Everyone says that job market is so hot. I wish I was feeling it....no interviews after literally dozens of applications

Current MBA student graduating in May from Rotman.

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Rotman alum here - DM me if you interested in chatting

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There's a lot more going on for experienced hires vs current MBA students - especially off cycle

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I understand your pain! Want to DM me your LinkedIn? Wonder if you're missing something in your applications / approach that I can help with as someone that moved internationally.
Most importantly don't give up! Keep trying for the jobs you want but also ensure you look at jobs that can lead you to the jobs you want in a year or so.

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Hi Rotman student have we already met? If not let’s chat

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I mentor a few folks in the graduating and first year classes and the profile looked familiar

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Was your experience in Canada or abroad? (Not trying to be a jerk here but Canada really (unjustly) devalue international experience)

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Apply to Deloitte. They hire internationals

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Are your stats meeting the threshold? What is your pre MBA experience?

I have 8 years of experience

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Have you had your resume reviewed? Maybe something small in there is getting you passed over.

Yes I have had it looked. But I don't think it won't hurt to have it reviewed again. Would you be willing to take a look?

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What types of firms have you been applying to? Hot job market but doesn't mean it's not competitive still.

I am applying to consulting and tech startups. M open to most kinds of consulting except perhaps manufacturing and heavy industries.

Tech startups I am applying for product management and cx roles. Here I am a little picky. I am looking at fintechs and AI startups

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What is your pre MBa experience in?

Aerospace, e commerce and IT(latest to earliest). But I can explain the transition. They aren't as jerky as it seems in the first go. I was going after career fulfillment and better positions

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Try to get data skills (SQL, Python, Tableau) and some hot technology skills (cloud, coding, AI, machine learning), plus a couple of internships and you will be turning away offers.

Thank you. I had an internship with a pretty big name here and won two data based case competitions which require python. Thinking of picking up cloud certification though.

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Ah okay! There lies the issue, in my opinion. All you have in international experience on your resume and no Canadian experience. Sorry but you will likely not make it past any HR. Network and network well! DM if you would want you discuss.

@McK2 that's true. However, I'm not saying that everyone who speaks English as a second language has bad communication skills. Neither am I saying that everyone who's first language is English has good communication skills.

But a larger group of ESL speakers cannot communicate effectively in English, compared to native English speakers. This is what creates the perception, which to your point is unfair to apply to everyone.

Hi OP, I work in Toronto in finance. Feel free to DM me. Happy to see if have a role that fits your profile, or to just review your resume.

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