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Old 01-16-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Default More of the same.....or not?! (re moving)

The wife and I are currently very interested in moving to Vegas/Henderson area....My parents retired here 3 years ago and thats partly why we are looking here, the other part being its like the north pole here in WI.

She works in the buyer/purchasing field and makes pretty good money. (60,000 range)

My question is how difficult is it for a person that lives out of state to get a job thats not in the service industry?

She has applied at 3 or 4 different jobs in the area, which she is very qualified for and she hasnt heard anything back. With a couple of them rejecting her based off of her answers on an application (not know a certain system)

Are there any websites that you guys can direct me too with a list of companies in the area? Obviously I can find the mgm mirage site, but im interested in finding other business' that a non local doesnt know about to get a resume or app filled out.

Any responses or direction would be of great help!!!
Oh and what about headhunters/Temp agencies? I dont think we would move for a temp job, but who knows.
Bottom line is whats the best way for an out of stater to get a decent job?!

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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You didn't mention what type of work you would be doing, or not. Yes there are temp agencies, but you'd be talking $10 per hour here in Las Vegas.

Headhunters are always a good option. They either place you very quickly when something is available. Or they string you along when no positions exist. Its pretty easy to figure out, if they are stringing you along. So you move your efforts elsewhere. $60,000 sounds pretty high to me for a new hire in Las Vegas.

Clark County is a good prospect if you/she is willing to trade bucks for time off and great benefits. In the long run the county is a place someone can move up at a good pace. Several people we know have moved from the larger casino corps to work for the county. So, those corps must have paid mid-range or had some other problem.

I will not criticize your desire to move during a bad economy as we did the same. But it came with sacrifices which we recognized up front. If you truly want to leave the bad weather and to be near family, be prepared for those sacrifices.

The construction industry can be good in Las Vegas, income wise, but not in the current climate. Other than construction or service, Las Vegas has little to offer, to my knowledge, in that pay range. Good Luck
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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those companies may not have contacted you because you don't have a local address or phone number, they tend to stay away from out-of-staters...
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Reno
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those companies may not have contacted you because you don't have a local address or phone number, they tend to stay away from out-of-staters...
Agreed.

I'm moving to Las Vegas in late February and am looking for a job in a field new to me, having retired from my former career in November. I wasn't having much luck until I made the decision to move with or without a job, stated that clearly on my resume and got a cell phone with a 702 area code. In short, I was clearly going to be a "local" very soon.

Now I've been called back for a third interview with a good company and a job for which I think I'm a good fit. Being "local" really does make a difference.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Agreed.

I'm moving to Las Vegas in late February and am looking for a job in a field new to me, having retired from my former career in November. I wasn't having much luck until I made the decision to move with or without a job, stated that clearly on my resume and got a cell phone with a 702 area code. In short, I was clearly going to be a "local" very soon.

Now I've been called back for a third interview with a good company and a job for which I think I'm a good fit. Being "local" really does make a difference.
Not necessarily. Being a good fit, as you say, is more important. It has long been known that there is a tendency for Las Vegans to think that anyone who comes from more than 50 miles away is an expert. We keep getting shafted by people like that, but we keep on believing it here.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Not necessarily. Being a good fit, as you say, is more important. It has long been known that there is a tendency for Las Vegans to think that anyone who comes from more than 50 miles away is an expert. We keep getting shafted by people like that, but we keep on believing it here.
You've lived there a long time, Buzz, and I haven't, but I'm speaking only from personal experience. One hiring manager told me he didn't even look at my resume because I lived on the East Coast. The fact that I was overqualified for the job never entered the picture. He was determined to hire only locals, he said, to avoid having to pay moving expenses. That's an increasingly significant factor in a down economy.
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