Curtis, on 28 October 2011 - 10:10 PM, said:
pito, on 28 October 2011 - 09:37 AM, said:
(Keep in mind that often/sometimes even "idiots" get good jobs because they know how to network or have a big mouth/dare to ask/do! You can be the best scientist out there.. if you dont have got the balls to dare stuff ... nobody will know you/care about you. Its sad that I have to say this, but often its better to have a "big mouth" (or be manupilative/play good friends with people) then being a great scientist....)
That is exactly my problem, I don't have a big mouth!
yes Casandra's right. I got family and relatives in BC, that's why I want to move there, but at the same time I do understand that we can apply for Canadian immigration too and work there legally, but this will take at least 3-4 years. We are applying right now actually...but we thought of getting employment visa and move there at the same time our immigration application is being reviewed.
Casandra is also right about my degree, I received my degree this year, but I've been working as post-doc since February.
The other thing is that my Canadian advisor doesn't sound OK these days. But I will try to contact him later definitely.
Well, then its time you start working on your "mouth".
Its time you start to get in touch with your co-workers, people you met etc..
Always keep in mind that people are more inclined to offer familiar faces the job.. If they know you, seen you.. its always an advantage (unless you made yourself look like a fool
And your canadian advisor doesnt sound ok? So you allready spoke to him? If yes then why didnt you raise the question about your move to canada??
You had the perfect "reason/excuse" to mention your potential move to canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me make it obvious for you:
you: hey, how are you?
him: not so good, I moved to usa, because canada wasnt working anymore
you: how come?
him: well, no money there, I went to the states..
you: really, wow, thats a shame and I was thinking about moving to canada.
him: really? Eum, if you want to, its not all that bad..
you: yeah,; but if you say you moved, then should I still move to canada? DO you still have contacts there?
him: well yes, I could get you in touch with...
You see what I mean????
Turn the conversation!!!!!!
Damnit, you had the perfect opportunity to speak about your possible move!!!!!!!
This has everything to do with having "the mouth" to change the topic or to adress your problem!
Yes, maybe he has problems, and yes you need to listen to him about it etc.. but also use it to speak about your problems!
Its a perfect opportunity for you to ask him about his move from canada! You can simply call him and ask him if he would advise you to move to canada or not and whether he could help you etc..
If you dont ask him, he wont know! He cant "feel" you want to move to canada!
And it wouldnt even be that bad, because by asking about canada and his move (and your potential move) he can spill his guts about canada and feel reliefed.
Of course, I dont know the supervisor and maybe he just doesnt want to talk about it.. but if you dont ask it, you wont know it.
If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some then not ask and stay stupid.