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Old 08-02-2012, 08:59 PM
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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.
Which right terms?(send a PM for this).

I will see what my professors can do. I don't know if they'll say yes, because the only conditions they've ever given out the software is for their class.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:01 PM
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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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I don't want to go into teaching.

I have considered the travel industry. In fact, the closest I've came to getting a job is with a travel agency in North Dakota. Unfortunately, I got to the position too late. I don't know of anything else besides the travel agencies.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:03 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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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.
Actually, I applied for a GIS Technician spot with Clackamas County. I was turned down because my skills weren't competitive enough. I will try other counties.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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You have a BA in Geography, why would you not go into teaching?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:57 PM
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You have a BA in Geography, why would you not go into teaching?
I'm not into teaching. I don't have the patience for it. Besides, I took some GIS classes. Why not put my skills in GIS to work?
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Right now I'm downloading a trial version of AutoCAD. I know that AutoCAD might be useful in getting a job. I need to master it within 30 days.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Even if you were rejected by County X one time, it doesn't mean you can't apply again if a similar job is open. Could be the same job and the prior person resigned. Sometimes a new manager is doing the hiring, or a different manager and different team. Or maybe the skillset has changed. Or maybe their applicant pool isn't as strong the next time and maybe you will be most qualified at that point.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Get in the queue , this is going to be in a long line
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:10 PM
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Even if you were rejected by County X one time, it doesn't mean you can't apply again if a similar job is open. Could be the same job and the prior person resigned. Sometimes a new manager is doing the hiring, or a different manager and different team. Or maybe the skillset has changed. Or maybe their applicant pool isn't as strong the next time and maybe you will be most qualified at that point.
If the position is open I could try again.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Just tossing a few ideas here:

1) Oil companies were mentioned, but I'd suspect ANY company that focuses on extracting natural resources would have some use for geologists. Mining, for example. Maybe certain places dealing with water supplies, such as rivers and reservoirs. Heck, maybe even lumber companies or farms - just tossing ideas.

2) Any group that builds large scale projects might have a use for these skills. That includes various governments (state, county, city, federal), but it would probably also include the private industries that typically build the larger projects.

Anyway, just trying to help.

Good luck!
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