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Old 01-17-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I would make sure you rent a place you can afford to pay on 10-12/hr jobs. Then if you find a great position move, when you're lease is up. If you're truly willing to take anything to get by there are jobs, just keep your expenses low if possible until you find something better. I would give you one tip, most places do not want to have to keep hiring over and over. If they think you are only going to be there until you find something better they may pass on you for someone who isn't "overqualified" so make sure at the entry level positions you ensure they don't think you're only there temporary even if you are. I worked in hiring and recruiting and have seen many over qualified people be a little too honest and say things like "I haven't found anything yet in my field so I just need anything"
Agreed! I have been on some hiring committees. The recruiter wants to hear you say you really want the job you are interviewing for. Likewise, do not say you came to CO to ski, hike, mountain bike, whatever. Say you came to increase your options, something like that. Otherwise your resume will get thrown in the trash.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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[quote=Katiana;12487132]Agreed! I have been on some hiring committees. The recruiter wants to hear you say you really want the job you are interviewing for. Likewise, do not say you came to CO to ski, hike, mountain bike, whatever. Say you came to increase your options, something like that. Otherwise your resume will get thrown in the trash.[/quote]


I agree, we are actually moving because her job is getting transfered to the area. I would like to think I'm smart enough to mention other reasons why we are new to the area.

Thanks for the advice everybody!!

On the bright-side...We have 6 months of planning ahead, which should be sufficient amount of time to get things in order.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Agreed! I have been on some hiring committees. The recruiter wants to hear you say you really want the job you are interviewing for. Likewise, do not say you came to CO to ski, hike, mountain bike, whatever. Say you came to increase your options, something like that. Otherwise your resume will get thrown in the trash.[/quote]


I agree, we are actually moving because her job is getting transfered to the area. I would like to think I'm smart enough to mention other reasons why we are new to the area.

Thanks for the advice everybody!!

On the bright-side...We have 6 months of planning ahead, which should be sufficient amount of time to get things in order.
You probably are bright enough, but I've heard it all. Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Ah, do not listen to all the negativesAh, do not listen to all the negatives
The negatives are just as real as the positives, so listen to the negatives as well as the positives.....but don't let the negatives drag you down. Don't ignore the negatives, but don't become overly focused on the negatives. Prepare for the worst ( like having at least a years worth of living expenses saved up ) and expect the best ( like finding a decent job within the first month ). If things pan out that way for you, you'll have lost absolutely nothing by waiting a bit longer, and you'll have a nice chunk of change sitting in your bank account. Now that wouldn't be toooooo negative, would it?
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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My girlfriend and I are re-locating from Minneapolis to Denver in June. Neither of us have positions lined up, which scares me. I understand it is easier to get positions if you are in the area. Does anybody have any suggestions for what I could do in the time being? I am a financial analyst at a large corporation, however, we have no openings in the Denver area.

Do you think 6 months of expenses is enough saved up?
yeah. but with this economy it you may not get the job you want in 6 months

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I'll work any where if I have to, but is 6 months of money really enough if I have to make $14/hr Full-time to survive?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
Yes in Denver I would say you'd be fine. (It'd be a different matter if you were moving to Manhattan, Santa Barbara, or something)
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Like I've said, I am willing to work multiple jobs part or full-time, just nervous that unemployment is so bad that part-time jobs or anything around $12-15 bucks an hour is very tough to come by. My worst fear is that I can't even work as a teller or overnights at a retail store. Am I being too nervous? I haven't applied for part-time work since the economy has gone down.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Like I've said, I am willing to work multiple jobs part or full-time, just nervous that unemployment is so bad that part-time jobs or anything around $12-15 bucks an hour is very tough to come by. My worst fear is that I can't even work as a teller or overnights at a retail store. Am I being too nervous? I haven't applied for part-time work since the economy has gone down.
You'll be fine with a savings threshold of 6 mos here in Denver. And you should have no problems finding a job to tie you over until you find something in your field. You should consider registering with a couple of the local temp agencies that specialize in Acctg & Finance placement. Contact them now, establish a rapport, let them know your availability date and it's likely you'll find something before you get here. I am a finance person also. We have a very portable and marketable skill, so I am confident you'll land something. I've enclosed the link to the division of Robert Half that caters to finance professionals. Good luck

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