My boss and I are on our way to Algonquin college shortly to lead an open house for students in the school's IT program. So, do we tell them that if they work hard and search diligently, they'll be able to land a job in their field? Or do we tell them that right now the market sucks, the economy sucks, and there are a bunch of experienced junior and intermediate level developers looking for work who will jump at entry level positions in order to make rent?
We figure we'll be realistic, but also try to give them a pep talk. Here's hoping it goes well.