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Old 10-13-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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It depends on the local market and what field you want to get into.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: The A
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We have totally seen that, especially the expectation to go from intern to ceo a week after hire. I think thats mostly a result from the "everyone is a winner" stuff they teach in schools and the over boosted confidence and egos that has sprang up in our culture the last 25 years or so. It's all settin us up to fall HARD.
Yup I agree 100%.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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It depends on the local market and what field you want to get into.
I second this absolutely. For example, in Portland, OR if you are looking for a job at Walmart or Home Depot, get in line, a very long line. All the college students, retirees looking to supplement their incomes, newly transplanted young people looking for "any old job" to tide them over, newly laid off workers who can't find anything else, over-educated people whose jobs no longer exist, teachers and those workers whose jobs have been outsourced are all competing for retail and food service work.

However, if you can do advance IT work or are in manufacturing of have something others don't normally have to offer to offer in skills that are needed and are being sought you will do okay. Also networking is really important.

You just have to do your research and see what the market in the city in which you are looking at needs. Never go on the assumption you can just fall into any particular type job because it is "low level." There is no such thing these days with the job market the way it is. Those who will tell you this are not those who are competing for work.
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