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Old 04-09-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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Default Getting Job in Las Vegas w/ College Degree - Not so Fast!!

For those wanting to move to las vegas, and looking for a job
let me give you a reality check!

1) Casinos - have to know somebody
2) College educated - Not needed in Sin City that involves in ENTERTAINMENT.
3) Recent College Grad - i.e. B.S. in Accounting - $14.00 per hour.
4) Having a college degree is even MORE COMPETITIVE to limited white-collar jobs. You are looking at approximately 3 years to get a cubicle job unless its marketing...
5) Most jobs - require pre-certification i.e. administrative jobs- need a notorized typing certification from Human Resources.
6) Jobs on the strip - Know somebody or be drop dead gorgious (hint- paris hilton look alike).
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: IL
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Good info to know. I will be moving to Pahrump, but Vegas is my future goal.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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If this is true which I do not argue.. why would someone with a degree want to move to Las Vegas if money is the object? I would move to a city that has a demand for my skills and make the best of it and i.e. get paid more for it. It isn't really rocket science.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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If this is true which I do not argue.. why would someone with a degree want to move to Las Vegas if money is the object?
You don't. For college graduates, Las Vegas is a place to buy a vacation home after you have made your money somewhere else. With Nevada's tax climate, the city ought to be a tremendous magnet for corporate headquarters - but the stigma of legal gambling makes that virtually impossible, especially for financial and investment firms. If people see "Las Vegas" on your company's business card they assume you are taking 10% of their retirement funds to the blackjack tables every night to try to increase returns.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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Well I think what you say about a degree in Vegas is becoming true everywhere. Colleges are literally overflowing with students these days and degrees are dime a dozen. that's why every white collar job opening these days says they want EXPERIENCE, because they probably still get flooded with hundreds of daisy fresh college grad resumes. If anything, Vegas might be an ideal place to launch a career... Strip resorts offer everything from white collar executive positions to bathroom attendants. If you got in at the ground level of a resort (security, valet parker, etc), you would show you are dedicated to the company and have a leg up when a cubicle job upstairs opens up. Plus, there's Echelon, Fountainbleu, and City Center all opening up in the next 2 years or so.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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what about law degrees? I know there are a ton of lawyers but is it impossible to get a job there?
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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what about law degrees? I know there are a ton of lawyers but is it impossible to get a job there?
Man there seems to be more lawyers in Vegas than Doctors.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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i HATE the lawyer commercials.. i am sick of the one to "walk away from your mortgage"
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Clifton, VA
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The problem with college degrees is very noticeable and horrible these days. There are millions of graduates every year coming out with their degrees and absolutely no EXPERIENCE. These days EXPERIENCE can easily override a college degree. Or even if you do get a job using your college degree, don't expect much pay since the companies would prefer to get 2 employees at 15$ an hour instead of 1 for 30$ an hour.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I haven't moved out to Vegas yet, but with only a short internship as experience I was able to get a "cubicle" job with the Sands Corp with my 'dime a dozen' college degree from one of the best business schools in the country. On the other hand, I think if you move somewhere and then look for a job you will have a tougher time finding one. A recent college grad is better off using career services through their school or something like Monster.com(which I was able to get a few job offers from), instead of hoping to find something once they get there.
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