Let’s go back to your final year of university. Did you know what you want to do after graduation, in the Real World? For many of us, this was–and perhaps still is–a hard question to answer.
In a recent Westender profile , Tammy Tsang has some insights. Tsang graduated in 2007 from the University of Toronto, to an unwelcoming job market. Seeing many of her bright, creative friends unemployed, Tsang came up with an innovative solution. She started her own company, My Loud Speaker . It is aimed at “NewGens”–people aged 19 to 35. Starting in Toronto, Tsang is now based in Vancouver.
On paper, it’s an advertising and recruiting agency. In reality, it’s a dynamic enterprise that focuses as much attention to the NewGen seeking opportunities as its corporate clients. Its free Happy Job Placement service includes a personal meeting between My Loud Speaker staff and the applicant, and follow up. This is miles away from the other cold, impersonal free services out there today–sites in which you simply upload your resume, a cover letter, and wait for a response.
It reflects Tsang’s nuanced understanding of the NewGen job market–because she and her staff have experienced it for themselves, from both sides.
A glance through the sleek website reveals more gems. Tsang regularly updates her blog, The Things They Don’t Teach You In School , with advice and reflections on transitioning into the Real World. Another cool service is My Loud Mouth, which gives NewGens cash for sharing their opinions on products and services. NewGens can also opt for meetings with industry professionals instead of cash.
So for NewGens who are still seeking answers to the question of what to do in the Real World, or even curious about their options–check out My Loud Speaker .