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Old 12-20-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Trying to get a job in GIS and have had no success. I have a Bachelors in Geography (Geographic Information Technology Emphasis) and i have to decided to go back to school and get a Certificate in GIS starting in January. Is the the best idea? I have bought and trained myself on ESRI ArcGIS 9 and just finished the new version 10 to keep myself updated over the past few years. I have noted this on my resume and coverletter but it doesn't seem to be working...LOL.....Any suggestions?
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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There is another post on this that was just made a few days ago.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Houston
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ok...i just created an account on this site yesterday and havent really figured it out yet....
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Are you on linkedin? What type of GIS job are you looking for? Energy, Public sector? Land / surveying?

Plan to attend some of the ESRI / GITA technology shows in the area. Talk to an Energy recruiter. I get solicitations for GIS jobs on Linkedin all the time.

Get on GISjobs.org.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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Wow, I guess every niche has a represenative on here. No sooner does someone post but there's a longtime member named GIS_Gordon giving him advice.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Ok..thanks for the advice.. i've been trying to get into the public works dept. with the city of houston for awhile but im pretty much open to anything....
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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I would focus on the private sector. The energy industry uses GIS pretty intensively. The public works department - if it is like any other government agency - likely hires at a snail's pace since they have no incentive to actually get things done. Oil is at $90 a barrel so there will be openings in oil and gas if anywhere.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Ok....yea you are right about that......it took about two months before they made a decision and i found out i didnt get the position with the city.....the problem i am having is that i dont have work experience but i am pretty comfortable with the esri software.....just cant seem to get an opportunity....
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: League City
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Wow, I guess every niche has a represenative on here. No sooner does someone post but there's a longtime member named GIS_Gordon giving him advice.
I was thinking the same thing. It's like the state farm commercial. I've been seeking some career advice myself so I think I'm gonna create a post too!
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