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Old 08-02-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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join the club!!! This is not uncommon. Keep trying!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Yeah keep at it. This is the new norm unfortunately.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:45 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Are you labbing at home with ArcGIS? Make a website with some cartography. Do something .
My ArcGIS 10 software just expired and I don't have the money to get new software. I'll try and get another trial version. I think I still have my map of Marietta,GA on an external drive. I've also got work left over from my internship.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Broaden your scope to geophysics.

I gag to say this, but look at oil companies. They usually have geophysicists on staff and could probably use a gopher to bat around. Also consider vulcanology and other sciences, although they'll lean toward grad students. Take a remote posting in the Rockies checking monitors.

Navtech. TomTom/Garmin, etc.
I'm not saying I can't learn. I'm not saying I'm not willing. Willingness to learn is what helped me gain new skills from my internship. However, I don't have a geology degree, just a geography degree. I might give checking monitors a try.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Try the federal government. If nothing there, then try as many city and county governments that you can find. Try state gov as well. And other quasi gov agencies such as conservation districts and such.

Make sure you write a cover letter and state that you plan to relocate to their town on your own dime.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:13 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Try the federal government. If nothing there, then try as many city and county governments that you can find. Try state gov as well. And other quasi gov agencies such as conservation districts and such.

Make sure you write a cover letter and state that you plan to relocate to their town on your own dime.
I've applied to quite a few jobs with the federal government. I've been turned down by every one of them.

I will try the other advice you gave about relocating on my own dime. I never thought to do that because if a job says it won't compensate for me to move, then I would know.

I might try to call back the place where I did my internship.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:00 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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I am strongly considering learning CAD. My father uses CAD for his job. I might want to borrow some things from him.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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My ArcGIS 10 software just expired and I don't have the money to get new software. I'll try and get another trial version. I think I still have my map of Marietta,GA on an external drive. I've also got work left over from my internship.
Let me put it this way if you search google for the right terms then you will find a solution to your expired trial problem . Get your hands on ArcGIS 10 and ArcGIS for Server if possible. email some of your old professors and see what they say. Absolute worst case scenario, grab your credit card and get a ESRI ArcGIS Developer license so you get access to everything.

If you can connect the right technical terms on your resume then you will get callbacks. Anyone can Map but if you have legit experience with ArcGIS that you can demonstrate then you're golden, especially since you just graduated.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Having been in local government for a few years I see a demand for people to enter and maintain GIS systems at the county level. I sit on the board that sets the budget for our county assessor, she begs for a raise for the lady who takes care of our GIS system every year because she gets job offers from larger counties almost weekly (fortunately for us her husband owns a business so she's not likely to leave anyway). The pay isn't great in a county as small as ours (10K population) but it's a solid living wage, and larger counties pay much more. Plus county employees get pretty good benefits, at least in the state of Iowa.

Anyway, from my experience there seems to be demand in this area. Probably worth a try.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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How about teaching history?

Have you looked into the travel industry? Are there educational non-profits in your area that specialize in history?

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