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Old 08-16-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Seriously though I haven't used this site in awhile...

Really? You joined 8 days ago and have already made 75 posts!

What do you do for work now? What kind of job would you like to have in the future? The key is to leverage your current skills and experience for a new position in Boston.

Are you familiar with LinkedIn? The vast majority of large Boston area employers are using LinkedIn for hiring.

Many entry to mid-level jobs in the Boston area are contract positions through agencies like Beacon Hill Staffing, Robert Half, Experis or Randstad.

I suggest you peruse those web sites and see what might match up with your experience.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Really? You joined 8 days ago and have already made 75 posts!

What do you do for work now? What kind of job would you like to have in the future? The key is to leverage your current skills and experience for a new position in Boston.

Are you familiar with LinkedIn? The vast majority of large Boston area employers are using LinkedIn for hiring.

Many entry to mid-level jobs in the Boston area are contract positions through agencies like Beacon Hill Staffing, Robert Half, Experis or Randstad.

I suggest you peruse those web sites and see what might match up with your experience.
Thanks. I am a recruiter right now so technically I work in sales. I'd like to pursue a sales oriented position or something in account management. I do have LinkedIn but haven't had much success with it. The problem is trying to line something up from out of state. Unless my degree is in rocket science, hiring managers generally won't want to speak to you. I plan to use my own money to relocate myself and give it a test run to find something. If and when I decide to go to Boston, my linked in and resume will reflect a Boston address including my phone number. I don't want them to know I am from out of state until they are ready to hire me.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Everyone has cell phones now. No one cares about a long distance phone number.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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there are a lot of jobs here but it doesn't mean getting a job is easy per se because it's still very competitive. While there are jobs there are also lots of grads from schools like MIT, Harvard, BU, BC, Wellesley, Simmons, Northeastern, need i go on? I've seen what the interview process can be like at my company. It's pretty grueling even for an exec assistant job it seems. So yes, there are a lot of jobs and there are also lots of super candidates.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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there are a lot of jobs here but it doesn't mean getting a job is easy per se because it's still very competitive. While there are jobs there are also lots of grads from schools like MIT, Harvard, BU, BC, Wellesley, Simmons, Northeastern, need i go on? I've seen what the interview process can be like at my company. It's pretty grueling even for an exec assistant job it seems. So yes, there are a lot of jobs and there are also lots of super candidates.
Yeah but I bet it's not as bad as NYC lol.im still phishing around to see what city is going to be the best. I am still leaning towards Colorado but Boston is a lot closer to me and I know more people in Boston than Colorado.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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I wouldn't be suprised if it was as bad as NYC in terms of competitiveness. NYC has more jobs than boston and less world renowned universities right in the area.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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I wouldn't be suprised if it was as bad as NYC in terms of competitiveness. NYC has more jobs than boston and less world renowned universities right in the area.
Trust me, NYC is one of the most competitive cities on the globe.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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well it sounds like you have all the answers. You certainly don't need this forum for advice...
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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well it sounds like you have all the answers. You certainly don't need this forum for advice...
WHATS NEXT for me? Lol
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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My husband and I just relocated to Boston last week from Orlando. He received two job offers in one week after about a month of submitting applications. One job was found through a recruiter (Ashley Ellis) and another through direct hire. He did all of his interviews via Skype calls, but my husband works in the IT industry so of course hiring managers are more inclined to use technology. I started applying for jobs 2 weeks ago using our new Boston address and this week I've had a phone interview with one company and a face to face interview with another, I'm a Social Worker/Case Manager. I'd say the job market in Boston is phenomenal, but it really comes down to finding a job that pays well enough to afford the high cost of living.

Since you're a recruiter, try Ashley Ellis and Robert Half. Also, definitely check out all of the many colleges or universities, they hire recruiters as well. Good luck in your search, moving here was a whirlwind, and it helped that my husband previously lived here, but these forums are incredibly helpful as well.
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