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Old 04-18-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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BTW, what I am hoping to do is finally start using the MBA I earned many years ago. It would hopefully be in the field of marketing, brand management, or even public relations. I know I'll probably have to take a step down, but I'd like to minimize that as much as possible.
Have you looked at the various requirements for people working in those industries? If I were in your situation, I would review all of the qualifications listed on various job sites, and take a look at the experiences of people working in those field via linkedin.

Perhaps you can get the needed experience before relocating, and therefore be more competitive, with your job search.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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My problem is, though, that I can't find any needed experience. Any help?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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No offense, but going to the army and having the potential of coming home from North Korea, Iran or Syria in a body bag is not my thing.

Either come up with something else or stay out of this conversation, please.
Navy or Airforce then. Lots of job training and they pay for school.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I want a civilian job, is that hard to understand? Please come up with a non-military answer or excuse yourself from this conversation.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I wish that would be the case, but my financial situation dictates that I need full-time work fast. And staying with my parents really isn't an option, they want me out and now.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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I can almost guarantee you it's because you're in Florida right now looking for an entry-level job in Atlanta. Business aren't going to go with someone who needs to relocate, etc. before starting for that type of job when there's probably thousands of folks here locally that can start right away.

If one of the temp agencies are willing to work with you while you're out of state I'd say that's your best bet. Or move here first.
Business will go with you if you are in another location and need to relocate (at entry level), as long as they know that you are clear that they will not be assisting with the relocation effort.
I have done this twice in my career. Once from Florida to DC/NOVA, and now currently (in a week) from DC to Atlanta.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This thread is making me nervous, I'll be graduating from GSU a year from now with a degree in Finance, I'll probably start sending out resumes around August and praying for the best
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Well, I got my hours cut in half where I work. I don't know what to do at this point.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Look guys, I'm going to lay down the truth.

If you don't have the balls to start your own business, then you have three options for getting hired:

1. Being perceived as smart. (It's only a piece of paper, but that's one aspect where a degree helps. Your ability to talk, or BS, helps also.)
2. Being perceived as a productive or hard worker. (Experience, your interview, your cover letter, whatever.)
3. Being perceived as someone who can bring in money to the company. (You have a lot of rich friends.)

Those are your three options. Enough whining or being nervous, I Just told you the answers. Pick one or more and make yourself into that person!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Look guys, I'm going to lay down the truth.

If you don't have the balls to start your own business, then you have three options for getting hired:

1. Being perceived as smart. (It's only a piece of paper, but that's one aspect where a degree helps. Your ability to talk, or BS, helps also.)
2. Being perceived as a productive or hard worker. (Experience, your interview, your cover letter, whatever.)
3. Being perceived as someone who can bring in money to the company. (You have a lot of rich friends.)

Those are your three options. Enough whining or being nervous, I Just told you the answers. Pick one or more and make yourself into that person!
I wish it was that easy. I had three interviews with the local courthouse about employment, and got nothing.

I'm going to call the local Goodwill Monday, see if they can help at all. Otherwise, back to square one.
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