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Old 05-08-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: UT
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I will be relocating to Vegas this summer, I am currently looking for a decent job in Vegas to get me through grad school. I know you probably get these posts all the time, but it can't hurt to ask around.

About me:
Soon to be BA-psychology grad (finish in June), graduating with a 3.89 GPA
Accepted to UNLV school psychology program this fall
Have worked in financial industry (merchant processing) in customer service, risk management, and fraud investigation since 2008. I have excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.

I also have two years warehouse experience.

I am fluent in Spanish (lived in Argentina for two years) and have no problem performing any job duties in Spanish.

I have volunteer experience with kids with disabilities and with leadership and organization over English classes in Argentina as well as weekly service projects there.

I am looking for a job that will pay decent (30k+) and will be somewhat flexible on hours. I am a hard worker and get any job done efficiently.

If any of you know of anything in finance, warehouse, human services, or any other industry that might fit me, please PM me or respond on here with the information. Thank you all for your help.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Obligatory "anyone hiring?"
Obligatory Nevada Job Bank link for the "too lazy to Google" college slackers.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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Obligatory Nevada Job Bank link for the "too lazy to Google" college slackers.
Funny, I am having trouble searching jobs here. The search engine only allows 500 results to be shown for my chosen field and I am getting too many!
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: UT
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Obligatory Nevada Job Bank link for the "too lazy to Google" college slackers.

Thanks tortoise for the snarky response. You have been super helpful. I guess I should have mentioned (I assumed everyone reading would have figured already) that I have been scouring about 10 job boards for a few months now, including the one you posted. While many college students may be lazy, I am not one of them.

Tortoise, your answer is always the same, which is to post an unhelpful link and act like you are king. Thanks (again) for trying, I really appreciate the effort.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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in the desert the TORTISE is king
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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People don't get as many snarky replies when they mention what other sites they're searching. For instance, "I'm looking on monster, job connect, craigslist, the RJ classifieds, and I've checked all the casino hiring websites -- am I missing any employment resources?"

That would net better responses than, "I have a 3.9 GPA, I love long walks on the beach and I'm looking for someone who isn't afraid of commitment." (Oh, wait a minute. That's "The Dating Game.")

Anyway, the big hurdle for out-of-state job seekers is the LACK OF LOCAL WORK EXPERIENCE. HR departments think you're going to bolt the minute it gets above 115F. Maybe you will last through your first summer. But so many people don't, businesses don't want to take the chance. Not when there are applicants who have been here for years.

People with specialized talents that are in demand in Las Vegas will find it much easier -- electronics work for the slot industry, for instance. But until you have a year or two working here under your belt, don't expect many phone calls from employers. Best bet is to find ANYTHING at a casino. (The larger the company, the better.) Then you can transfer into the job you want. Why can't you just apply for the job you want? Because casinos hire and promote from within. Outsiders get the jobs nobody else wants.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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Soccerscotty21, I will keep my eyes and ears open. Sorry you had to experience some 'snarkiness'...but that is to be expected on these types of forums. You know, keyboard courage is rampant online. But I like how you handled it. I will PM you if I know of a position that would suit you. Good luck in your search.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: UT
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Soccerscotty21, I will keep my eyes and ears open. Sorry you had to experience some 'snarkiness'...but that is to be expected on these types of forums. You know, keyboard courage is rampant online. But I like how you handled it. I will PM you if I know of a position that would suit you. Good luck in your search.
Thank you very much. As everyone can see I am a bit new on here, so I haven't quite caught the personalities of each member (I think I have a good idea about Tortoise though). Yes I am searching monster, indeed.com, the Nevada Job board, CL, Ladders.com, Clark county, state of Nevada, LV city, and a few other smaller sites. In addition to this I am trying to network via LinkedIn and I am contacting individual businesses individually and asking about possible employment. I have submitted resumes to several casinos as well, but would rather not work in a casino if possible. I wasn't posting my info as a way of boasting or anything of the sort, but more as a type of CV to show my qualifications. The heat doesn't bother me, but I know an employer doesn't know that until I have lasted a summer or two here. Anyways, if anyone knows of anything that might fit me just let me know. If not, thanks for your wit.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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but would rather not work in a casino if possible.
For someone your age, still in school, your choices are casinos and McJobs. Casino work is the ONLY way you're going to earn $30K while still going to school. The rest of the places that will hire you aren't going to pay more than $10 per hour (and $8 is more like it).

There's more to casino work than dealing blackjack, after all.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Service industry. Pool season is upon us. Are you good looking? Have a good personality? Can pour a Bud Lite? Strike while the iron is hot. A job at a good pool out here in the summer can easily take in $500 a day.
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