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Old 08-21-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Default Recruiters/Employment in Las Vegas??

My Boyfriend and I are going to be moving from PA to Las Vegas in 2 months. We have been applying for jobs over the past few weeks, but figured it wouldn't hurt to try using a recruiter. Neither of us have used one before so we aren't sure how exactly it works. Just from doing a little research, I found some recruiters only specialize in particular jobs (ex - Healthcare). I have been a Project Coordinator for the last 2 1/2 years and my b/f is a Senior Business Analyst for a Healthcare Company for the last 5 years. Ideally, we would love to get hired prior to moving to make this transition easier. If anyone knows of any companies that specialize in job placement please let me know.

Thanks
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I've been away from the State of Nevada Employment Security Division for a while now, but I can offer these tips.

NEVER pay anyone to find you a job. The employer should pay if you use a headhunter. Most so called job placement agencies are rip-offs or at least they don't do anything for you. They tell you what to do, which is what you should already be doing, and after you've done all the work and find a job, they expect to get a finder's fee.

Good headhunters usually work with more upscale employment, and probably will be specialising in something. They can be a good source as long as they don't charge you. If you talk to anyone that wants money from you, walk away. Don't try to be nice, just walk away, as they are going to rip you off. If they expect money up front, don't just walk away, run away. And do not engage in conversation with these people as they will have you believing it's worth it to give them money for nothing. No matter how "sales proof" you think you are ─ you aren't.

99.9% of the time you will be much better off finding your own job. Get this book and use it. It is the best tool there is for finding work. JobHuntersBible.com:

Oh, and my old employer might be of some help: http://detr.state.nv.us/ and http://www.nevadajobconnect.com/centers/index.php
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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^sad but true... still looking here also
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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Primary drivers in Las Vegas economy are tourism and conventions. The only reason we're even considering moving there is because my fiancé has an in with the audio visual tech company he works for, and I work for a corporation with high-volume property out there. Vegas really requires you to have inside connections, and I really don't know how much opportunity there is for the type of jobs you're looking for.

Why Vegas?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Health care is big out here.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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You may want to read this article regarding high umemployment in and around Vegas.
[SIZE=4]Nevada jobless claims tick up during July[/SIZE]
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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3. We have plenty of water, our politicians just sold it to Cali.
No offense, but you are completely miss informed. You must watch George Knapp on Channel 8 News.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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No offense, but you are completely miss informed. You must watch George Knapp on Channel 8 News.
None taken. Please enlighten me.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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My Boyfriend and I are going to be moving from PA to Las Vegas in 2 months. We have been applying for jobs over the past few weeks, but figured it wouldn't hurt to try using a recruiter. Neither of us have used one before so we aren't sure how exactly it works. Just from doing a little research, I found some recruiters only specialize in particular jobs (ex - Healthcare). I have been a Project Coordinator for the last 2 1/2 years and my b/f is a Senior Business Analyst for a Healthcare Company for the last 5 years. Ideally, we would love to get hired prior to moving to make this transition easier. If anyone knows of any companies that specialize in job placement please let me know.

Thanks
Here is an article from the LVRJ which explains the challenges you face...

Career fairs give desperate hope - News - ReviewJournal.com
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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For me personally, moving to Vegas wasn't exactly my choice. It was more along the lines of a forced move because I had no job where I used to live and my family who I live with was moving here, so yay. I guess this is one of the reasons why I hate this city and wouldn't really recommend it and had nothing to do with the other factors, I just hate big cities period.

But for the OP who has experience already in the medical field, I would think that it is something to be desired in this city where people in that field are always needed. I am always seeing positions on monster.com for medical positions, so maybe that is one place that you can look as well. Or the Las Vegas Review Journal employment site.

Best of luck to you!
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