Originally Posted by NISH89
Would love to start my career out in HRM but it doesn't look that promising at the moment. Might take the Alberta/Saskatchewan route to get the experience (not really for the money) which might help down the road at finding something here at home.
Is the Private Sector on the way up in the development aspect?
Same here unfortunately.
I would of loved to gotten my education in Halifax and started my career there but unfortunately there is no faith in youth or the private sector.
In Halifax the private development sector is seen as the enemy by many people because we are out to only make money. This far from the truth because most developers do want to make money BUT they also have a passion to improve their communities and build a positive legacy around their companies.
The youth are also seen as more of a "problem" than an opportunity. Most companies won't hire people that have "fresh ideas" and in many of my experiences the local government will not even acknowledge young people have ideas let alone consider them at a fair level with older people.
My dream is to live what I have dubbed "The Maritime Dream". I would own a nice house in Central Halifax (or a condo in the revamped Downtown Dartmouth) which would be paid for by a successful development company that I run. I would spend most of my time on Halifax projects but every summer I would spend a few weeks focusing on projects in the Halifax-Moncton corridor. I'd do this from a satellite office that would be commutable from a cottage on the North Shore around Pugwash. I'd focus on building high-quality buildings that have little environmental impact and provide major improvements for the community (think the CBC/YMCA project).
Unfortunately this dream of mine is not likely to happen simply because I am a youth (therefore cannot get my foot in the door) and I would be in the private sector (which is evil!). If Halifax can get its act together and realise that the private sector is a good thing and that our real potential lies in faith in our youth then I will consider taking the risk and leave my legacy on Halifax. Whether this is a good or bad legacy will be up to the community.