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Unread 04-30-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Default Securing employment as an out of towner (blue collar)

I know that things are not great out there right now, so this may be less probable than normal.

I'm wondering if the type of jobs I'm applying for, mainly warehouse type positions, will generally discount my resume right off the bat when they see I'm currently living in Wisconsin.

This goes for getting an apartment as well. If my chances at landing these types of jobs from afar are too slim, I may have to change my current approach, build up some living expense funds, and get my feet on the pavement out there.

Any thoughts these two subjects would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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you have a better chance for employment in wisconsin..unless of course you are looking for 9 bucks an hour
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Unread 04-30-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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I get a lot of resumes from people out of town. Initially, I would contact them and go through the motions. Something would always come up where the person didnt make it out, plans changed, etc. It's not worth the effort, I simply disregard a resume from an out of towner.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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It won't hurt to send in your resume. Most if not all resorts on the Strip accept them together with the online application. I see nothing wrong with sending it in especially if you have an extensive background on your field. Go for it if you really want to move here and goodluck!

Off and On the Vegas Strip
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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I get a lot of resumes from people out of town. Initially, I would contact them and go through the motions. Something would always come up where the person didnt make it out, plans changed, etc. It's not worth the effort, I simply disregard a resume from an out of towner.
This is exactly what I was thinking. HR people probably get a lot of people from out of town wanting to come to Vegas and then they end up flaking out. Kind of hurts someone like me who crosses their t's and dots their i's and plans their budgets, etc. etc.

All I can do is start firing out apps and resumes and hope someone reads past the contact info. Hopefully soon I'll find something that will justify the move and I'll be moving to my favorite city in world.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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Follow up with a call.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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1) get a PO box in town
2) have the US Post Office forward all mail from the PO box to Wisconsin
3) Get a cell phone with a 702 area code telephone number

Then you look sort of local.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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1) get a PO box in town
2) have the US Post Office forward all mail from the PO box to Wisconsin
3) Get a cell phone with a 702 area code telephone number

Then you look sort of local.
and then panic when you get a call and they want to interview you tomorrow morning.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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I am not passing along this information to discourage but to enlighten you so you are fully aware of what is happening out here. If you come to Vegas have 6 months to a year saved up in case the job you were hired for suddenly goes away which happens more frequently then you would think. Right now isn't the time to uproot and move especially since it sounds like you really don't have the money to move much less sustain yourself if you become unemployed while your here. Best of luck, read these articles to know what is really going on out here.

Here is the latest in the jobless market in Nevada and Vegas and the surrounding area's.
Nevada's jobless rate climbs to 13.4 percent

Nevada's jobless rate hit yet another high in March, rising to 13.4 percent, the state Department of Employment.
Even if you know this really think about it.
‘Almost catastrophic’ budget cuts on horizon for Clark County schools

The $145 million budget shortfall that the Clark County School District is still trying to reconcile is not nearly as bad as the crushing deficits it will face in 2012 and 2013, according to preliminary projections.

As of 4/23/2010 Las Vegas could have twice as many layoffs as originally projected now that the city is cutting deeper and saving more of its reserves, Mayor Oscar Goodman anounced Thursday
That would move the original number, 146, up to 300 or more employees let go by the time the fiscal year ends in June.

You need to know this, casino's have limited hiring if hiring at all, recently casino's did hire for employees to work in the pool area's .

Because of another drop in property tax revenues, the final Metropolitan Police Department budget presented Monday 4/26/2010 will cut 69 police and 139 civilian positions to help shave about $37 million from last year's budget. The positions to be cut are currently vacant.

Our county and city governments are trying to balance the budget for 2011 and this looks like one way they are trying to solve our growing budget problems.

Even fire fighters and policeman are losing their jobs out here take note.
Las Vegas, county look at combining fire services

Clark County and Las Vegas will work to combine some of their fire services to save money in the prolonged recession
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Unread 05-01-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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1) get a PO box in town
2) have the US Post Office forward all mail from the PO box to Wisconsin
3) Get a cell phone with a 702 area code telephone number

Then you look sort of local.
I would think most employers are hip to that scam, no?

OP...much of the time it boils down to who you know.
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