Happy holidays everyone!
I am a masters of public health graduate, within the global health concentration, and I graduated this past May in Vancouver (Canada). I have been actively job hunting since May,and I have sent over 40 online job applications, and only got three interviews and no job offer.
Although I have over five years of cell-to-population HIV experience from Canada to Sub-Saharan Africa, program monitoring and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement, I have been unable to get a job. I sadly realized that online job applications has less than 20% success rate, at least from what I've heard and seen. I cannot volunteer or work for free, financially it's not feasible. As a Canadian citizen, it has been challenging to get american jobs (largest global health offices), because companies don't want to pay visa sponsor fees.
I'm going into the new year with optimism, and will do my best to focus more on networking, and not rely so much on online job applications. To document my journey and share my public health knowledge, I have started a Youtube channel to inspire young professionals like myself, feel free to subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyB3csOPZGA
Link leads to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyB3csOPZGA