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Old 01-09-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NH
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Hello Houstonians,

I will be visiting Houston in a month and I am looking to set up some appointments with employment and/or placement companies. I am interested in working in Human Resources; in a coordinator or generalist role.

I have experience but there are so many agencies in Houston and I was hoping to get feedback from folks regarding their respective experience with Houston staffing agencies to find out which agencies they recommend. I will be in Houston for a week (initially) simply to check out agencies and then return permanently in March. I do have family in League City and they love living (people, activities, etc.) in Texas.

Thanks so much for any replies...I will be attending two Job Fairs during the week I visit but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask about reputable staffing companies, as well.

Cheers,
Mcp
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NH
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Default Not one reply?

Wow, I am bummed that I received no responses. Ah well, such is life.

Mcp
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Wow, I am bummed that I received no responses. Ah well, such is life.

Mcp
Because temp agencies here are trash. They are all interconnected anyway. But the job market is so bad that they have little to no work available either. Even the Temp agencies here are laying off their own staff.

Those job fairs coming up are your best bet but dont bet the farm on success there either. The vast majority are usually all Engineering jobs with the oil and gas industry and a few small companies looking for a 20 year old with 40 years experience and 8 years of college....all for $10/hr

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Old 01-11-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: NH
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Thanks for your input Desertsun41,

I currently live in a very small state that has maybe 1 HR job opening in the ENTIRE state that is being advertised (I use Indeed.com plus a few others). I was hoping to relocate to Houston because I want to live in a city again (in a warm climate) where I can actually afford rent, etc.

I guess I will be cautiously optimistic...thanks so much again for taking time to reply. :-)
Mcp
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My experience has been that the only recruiters solid enough to actually have jobs to source right now are not very welcoming to people who contact them cold. Those recruiters either want a recommendation from someone who has worked with you and can vouch for your competitiveness as a candidate or they want to find you themselves because you have a reputation in your field.

If your field is Human Resources, I'd focus on networking with the Society for Human Resource Management and connecting through LinkedIn.com - those are better bets for finding HR openings.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: NH
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My experience has been that the only recruiters solid enough to actually have jobs to source right now are not very welcoming to people who contact them cold. Those recruiters either want a recommendation from someone who has worked with you and can vouch for your competitiveness as a candidate or they want to find you themselves because you have a reputation in your field.

If your field is Human Resources, I'd focus on networking with the Society for Human Resource Management and connecting through LinkedIn.com - those are better bets for finding HR openings.
I was actually checking out "HRHouston" and "SHRM" websites a few days ago. I didn't know if I should wait till I actually relocate to Houston before joining both organizations, however, there is no time like the present, ayy? It certainly couldn't hurt to join now.

Also, I do have solid work references to give to any staffing agency and/or employer so they can verify my work ethic, etc. I am currently on LinkedIn and will explore that avenue, as well. Thanks very much Topaz...great advice!

Kind Regards,
Mcp
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Go here:

Jobs, Employers, and Job Search Resources - Job-Hunt.org

Every single job source is on this one page. You can even go into every single city newspaper in America and look at their classfieds. It will take you awhile to get through it all.

Good luck............
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: NH
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Go here:

Jobs, Employers, and Job Search Resources - Job-Hunt.org

Every single job source is on this one page. You can even go into every single city newspaper in America and look at their classfieds. It will take you awhile to get through it all.

Good luck............
This link is such a great resource-a BIG thanks to you!! I really appreciate it.

Best Regards,
Mcp
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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I am looking at moving to Texas within the next month and had similar questions thank you for the resource.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: NH
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I am looking at moving to Texas within the next month and had similar questions thank you for the resource.
I wish you the best of luck with your upcoming move and hope everything goes smoothly. If you find out about any additional employment resources do let me know!!

Mcp
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