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Old 03-08-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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If I were you, I would be thinking about applying for jobs in other states. You are still young, do not make the same mistakes I made in the past, dont wait.
I been thinking about doing that, but I literally have nothing in the bank. And most of the jobs besides the military that I have the ability and or experience to do doesn't pay for relocation I been looking since last year to relocate to Philadelphia and since figure, I should try to start my career here then relocate when I have the funds to do so.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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Enroll with your local State / City Work Source Center , Register with staffing / temp agencies , Attend job fairs
I registered with Office Team, but they sucked. They called me about 3 positions and I didn't get not one. They call me to ask if I'm interested, then I hear nothing from them after.

I also attend job fairs too. The latest being Autonation for a secretary position, it sound promising, but I haven't heard anything from them. I was suppose to get a call two weeks back because their newest store opens on the 15th I believe. I don't know what happen with that job, because the guy who interviewed me was nice and it seemed like he liked me.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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I been thinking about doing that, but I literally have nothing in the bank. And most of the jobs besides the military that I have the ability and or experience to do doesn't pay for relocation I been looking since last year to relocate to Philadelphia and since figure, I should try to start my career here then relocate when I have the funds to do so.
What about asking for money to your parents? I ignore if in the US its common but in my country we have no option, I still depend on my parents, overseas, married and 30 years old.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:46 PM
 
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What about joining the military?
That is a viable option.

I don't think the OP would want to do that, but in early 20's and with a degree, could go the officer route.

A world of difference between officer and enlisted, higher pay and privileges as an officer. Plus you could learn some really valuable job skills in the military, anything from finance to supply chain type of stuff.

True, there's a lot of sacrifices in terms of personal freedom, but the experience you get is invaluable.

If I were early 20's in such a situation, I'd think about joining the military.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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I have several friends that have retired from the military. Some enlisted, some officers.

They have pensions, healthcare for themselves and their family, veteran preference for Fed jobs, 20+ years of work experience, bought houses with VA loans, paid for college education (and got paid money to go to school once retired) have good networks of people to lean on etc....

All of them found jobs either with the Feds or government contractors.

And while in the military they where provided jobs, housing, training, healthcare..............

I know the young today aren't as pro military as generations in the past, but the military offers you so much.

If I was young and had nothing going on I would not hesitate one bit to join up.
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