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Old 03-31-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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I live in Ohio, have a Bachelors from The Ohio State University, and work RETAIL!

(Okay, so, it's a Bachelor's in International Relations, not something you'd just automatically think of when you think of Ohio... but seriously!)

I need a job, and need to move, pronto. I don't hate Ohio, quite the contrary, but the economy and job market here are terrible (unless you work in the skilled trades, have an engineering degree, you get my point). I'm also kind of a free-spirit, so I really want to start somewhere new.

So, I'm looking for advice, suggestions, anything constructive. Jobs near you? Recommend your city? Hate your city, don't go there? Have a list of major companies based in your town ? Let me hear it.

Recently, I've started looking into Seattle, and was blown away by the job market there. But I know that I need to open up my search a bit.
I'm interested in more than just jobs, though, I'd really like some culture, too. I think a major metropolitan area is best for me. Someplace with culture, always something to do, etc. And really, I'd consider moving anywhere, as long as it isn't hot-like-the-surface-of-the-sun most of the year (I'm a total wuss in the hot weather).

I know it's kind of obnoxious when people post really vague requests for information and then expect a perfect solution, so let me know what else I can provide to narrow things down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Paz
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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How about getting your resume out there and seeing if you get any bites?
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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How about getting your resume out there and seeing if you get any bites?
Oh, believe me, I'm out there. I just need ideas for a more concentrated search.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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So, what kind of job exactly are you looking for?
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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So, what kind of job exactly are you looking for?
Support positions, mainly. I have admin, non-profit, event planning, food service, customer service, and management experience.

I guess my dream job is kinda like porn... I'll know it when I see it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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I think Seattle is a great option. Natural beauty abounds and a heck of a lot to do. Hardly any hot weather and not much (if any) snow either.

Chicago also springs to mind. I would suggest other places but they wouldn't fall into the 'major metro' and 'great job market' categories methinks.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm still looking, it's just hard to not get too down about things, ya know. I've been looking for a while.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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MG626, I'm in an eerily similar situation.. although I am still in school. I, too, attend THE Ohio State University, and am beginning to think about where to relocate. Also considered Seattle. Recently I've started to take a look at San Fran (the weather suits me) and Charleston, SC. Maybe take a look there?
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:42 PM
 
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Since you studied IR, why not the DC metro?
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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Since you studied IR, why not the DC metro?
I've thought about it, but I hear that it's pretty tough finding jobs in the DC area. I have a friend who tried to make a go of it recently and it was tough.
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