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Old 10-07-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Allston, MA
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Default Moving to L.A. from the East Coast

I'm moving to L.A. from the East Coast and I'm looking for a job right now.
I know the best way to get a job is, if you have connections. I'm wondering, if someone out there can help me out? I'm looking for a
Administrative Assistant / Secretary position. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Status: "Chin up things can only get better" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: South Bay Native
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The best way to get a job is to be where you are trying to get a job first, then start looking. The type of position you seek is available all the time. If you have the skills required for being an Admin Asst. and have a few years of experience, then I would recommend going to a temp agency and try a few companies out while you look. Pay is good considering you would be temping - around $20/hr. Where you will look will be based on where you end up living - as has been said in many previous threads of a similar nature.

Companies will not consider out of the area people for this kind of work - that only happens for high profile positions that they are having a hard time finding the right candidate for locally.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I agree with the last post. Admin assistant jobs are usually plentiful, and it's best to already live where you are seeking work and to be available immediately. Go the temp agency route first. If you're good and likable the company you are temping for often will hire you permanently or keep you long-term as a temp. The last two assistants I had came from temp agencies, and I eventually hired them both.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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if your not in the biz..dont come to la
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Originally Posted by yogaroots View Post
if your not in the biz..dont come to la
Completely disagree with this statement.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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Completely disagree with this statement.
Yup. Sounds like bitterness to me.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Yup. Sounds like bitterness to me.
that makes 3 of us.
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