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Old 09-13-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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In short, I'm about to move back to Cincinnati after living abroad for four years, and am really worried about being able to make it back home. I haven't been to the US (much less Cincinnati) in years, and have no idea what the situation is really like there (all the media seems so sensationalist about the unemployment, but it does get to you).

I moved to Asia directly after graduating college to work as an English teacher (no teacher's liscense, just a History Bachelor's), so I have no real employment experience in the US, aside from various part time jobs, so I have no real sense of what the professional job market is like in the city.

Any words of encouragement?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Personally, I would say stay where your at. The job market in Cincinnati is horrible. I myself have a Bachelor's degree and have only been able to find two tempoary jobs maybe once a year nothing more. I have applied everywhere you can think of and on every job site. Your best bet is to look at what you want to do and find a city that is ineed of teachers. Right now Cincinnati laid off a lot of them and they are on hiring freeze and paycuts. So check out other cities abd make Cincinnati your last choice. In Ohio you need a Master's and certificate to teach in public schools.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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I think it depends a lot on what you want to do and your network here. I think you'll have a difficult time landing a professional position if you are looking only at the job listings. You'd be better off seeking an unlisted opening within your social circles.

If you haven't already, check out Soapbox - Soapbox: Cincinnati News & Information Homepage
They cover new businesses and industries on the move.

You might remember Cincinnati is extremely affordable. You can live very comfortably with very little income. If it takes some time to land something that suits you, no big deal, keep wandering. It sounds like you are good at finding an adventure.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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There was just an article in the enquirer about how skilled jobs in Cincinnait are not the jobs that are lacking. The article was highlighting how the lower end manufacturing jobs have left the region and being replaced with jobs with more education needed. It pointed out that Cincinnati was an area where there are not enough people to fill the skilled jobs, and not enough less skilled job available. So, since you have a bachelor's and are not just graduation (you have been in the work force for a few years), you should hopefully be ok.
Link to the article
New study says jobs out of balance | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com

With your experience in Asia for 3 years, you will be very desirable to some large companies. Not sure what type of work you are looking for, but in the corporate world with large global branches in developing nations, your experience and understanding of the culture would be a huge asset. Make sure to highlight it in your resume and interviews if you do go for a corporate job.

If you are fluent in any of the asian languages (especially Mandarian), I would think you would easily be able to land a job at a private school as a foreign language teacher or a social studies teacher.

Good luck!
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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In short, I'm about to move back to Cincinnati after living abroad for four years, and am really worried about being able to make it back home. I haven't been to the US (much less Cincinnati) in years, and have no idea what the situation is really like there (all the media seems so sensationalist about the unemployment, but it does get to you).

I moved to Asia directly after graduating college to work as an English teacher (no teacher's liscense, just a History Bachelor's), so I have no real employment experience in the US, aside from various part time jobs, so I have no real sense of what the professional job market is like in the city.

Any words of encouragement?
Male teachers are always in demand here. I don't know how they get around the anti-discrimination thing, but they seem to do it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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Personally, I would say stay where your at. The job market in Cincinnati is horrible. I myself have a Bachelor's degree and have only been able to find two tempoary jobs maybe once a year nothing more. I have applied everywhere you can think of and on every job site. Your best bet is to look at what you want to do and find a city that is ineed of teachers. Right now Cincinnati laid off a lot of them and they are on hiring freeze and paycuts. So check out other cities abd make Cincinnati your last choice. In Ohio you need a Master's and certificate to teach in public schools.
^ This is awful. You don't live in Asia and haven't for the past four years so how could you possibly advise the OP to stay where they're at?

Unless you're looking at Washington, D.C., or parts of Texas, odds are you're going to struggle finding a new job right now. I have a friend in Philadelphia that's been looking for a job for 14 months, and a couple of friends in the Denver area that are struggling to find a job.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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This is just my personal opionion since it is a free site to say your thoughts.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:03 AM
 
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In short, I'm about to move back to Cincinnati after living abroad for four years, and am really worried about being able to make it back home. I haven't been to the US (much less Cincinnati) in years, and have no idea what the situation is really like there (all the media seems so sensationalist about the unemployment, but it does get to you).

I moved to Asia directly after graduating college to work as an English teacher (no teacher's liscense, just a History Bachelor's), so I have no real employment experience in the US, aside from various part time jobs, so I have no real sense of what the professional job market is like in the city.

Any words of encouragement?
Interested in Healthcare? Check out Humana or Express Scripts they are always hiring Customer Service reps and provide on the job training. A degree w/customer service exp should get you in the door...the pay range for reps is $12-14hr.

Good Luck
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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There was just an article in the enquirer about how skilled jobs in Cincinnait are not the jobs that are lacking. The article was highlighting how the lower end manufacturing jobs have left the region and being replaced with jobs with more education needed. It pointed out that Cincinnati was an area where there are not enough people to fill the skilled jobs, and not enough less skilled job available. So, since you have a bachelor's and are not just graduation (you have been in the work force for a few years), you should hopefully be ok.
Link to the article
New study says jobs out of balance | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com


Good luck!
What a crock of BS, article points (as usual) at growing sectors, such as health care and social work (Orwellian styled social supervision specialists need butt-loads of specialized education, you must be seriously kidding, little bit of RRR + power hunger is all what it takes to do that line of work) and NOTHING else. Hint - most of the arseholes (other than Emergency room butchers dispensing $700/aspirin pill before shrugging you off) who gave Hippocratic oath would NOT look at you without an insurance, even if you would offer cash upfront. But, apparently, as unemployment grows & benefits shrinks, health care would keep on growing, common sense be damned.

On the positive side, somebody made a buck on conducting? nonsensical "studies" and writing an article about them. And that's where the jobs are.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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ArtsWave keeps a good list of jobs available in the arts. If that would interest you...

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