Hello PC, there's something I want to improve on (or rather surpass).
I've applied to a lot of jobs, both 3D and outside of it, and when I show up at these interviews, I've been met with these roadblocks I can't find an answer for.
Probably the thing that killed all the recent interviews I've been. I've wanted to move for the longest time, and had my sights on Montreal and Vancouver. But now I'm only left with Toronto as far as what I can do with my income.
But when I'm lucky enough to get a job interview in Toronto, my employers look puzzled when I tell them I'm not from this city. It really sucks because that right there eliminates me from the job pool despite anything else I manage to bring up during an interview.
It's not that I don't have experience, but I can't make my experience go longer. All these job ads I find lately make it a point to stick out "we want ONLY the most experienced/qualified candidates only". So my 1 year of working in retail is instantly thrown out because someone might have worked 1.5 years. Even though the skills are roughly the same, I'm competing in a market where no one wants to give up their job, because they're holding them down longer. This brings me to a final point.
At least when it comes to looking for entry level work, no one really wants to work these jobs forever. But given the job market now is so dangerous that any unemployment is almost asking for a death sentence, what do I tell these employers? "Oh yeah, there was this 3D thing I'm doing, I went to school for it and started doing more 3D work at home, would it be ok I leave when the job pops up?" Are they going to be more willing to give me a job or less knowing that I have an education? I mentioned last year that explaining this only lead to employers thinking I'm "overqualified".