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Old 09-26-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Flora, Ilinois
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I will be finishing up my Assoicates degree in Information Systems Management next may, and southern Illinois is not the best place to be looking for a job in IT, or anything for that matter, so I've thought of either Louisville, St Louis, or Indianapolis. To be honest I'm a hard lean towards Louisville for several reasons, not just including the amazing number of churches in Louisville. I drove past Southeast Christian a few years ago and I thought, geez is this a church or a sporting arena...

anyway what's the job market for Entry level computer/IT professionals in the Louisville area... also I'll of course be looking for an apartment, so I'd like some options there. it doesn't matter to me where in Louisville I move, and that includes the surburbs on the north side of the ohio... just so as long as I don't have too terrible of a commute. any advice is greatly welcome
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I will be finishing up my Associates degree in Information Systems Management next may, and southern Illinois is not the best place to be looking for a job in IT, or anything for that matter, so I've thought of either Louisville, St Louis, or Indianapolis. To be honest I'm a hard lean towards Louisville for several reasons, not just including the amazing number of churches in Louisville. I drove past Southeast Christian a few years ago and I thought, geez is this a church or a sporting arena...

anyway what's the job market for Entry level computer/IT professionals in the Louisville area... also I'll of course be looking for an apartment, so I'd like some options there. it doesn't matter to me where in Louisville I move, and that includes the surburbs on the north side of the ohio... just so as long as I don't have too terrible of a commute. any advice is greatly welcome
Odd that an out-of-towner would notice what the locals call "Six Flags over Jesus". I view Southeast Christian (SEC) with mixed feelings. On the one side, I agree with critics who see SEC as a huge social club, but on the other and most important, SEC is a huge mission for serving Christ's "Great Commission."

There are many good IT jobs in the Louisville Market. My wife is HR Director of a large firm and they just went through a top level hire. I feel you will do well in Louisville. Just be certain to understand that you must compete for those jobs now.

Good luck.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Flora, Ilinois
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Odd that an out-of-towner would notice what the locals call "Six Flags over Jesus". I view Southeast Christian (SEC) with mixed feelings. On the one side, I agree with critics who see SEC as a huge social club, but on the other and most important, SEC is a huge mission for serving Christ's "Great Commission."

There are many good IT jobs in the Louisville Market. My wife is HR Director of a large firm and they just went through a top level hire. I feel you will do well in Louisville. Just be certain to understand that you must compete for those jobs now.

Good luck.
Of course one must compete for jobs now, and getting your first job out of college can be the hardest thing to get, because folks want experience these days, but where can you get the experience just getting out of college.... anyway just by searching some basic entry level IT jobs it looks promising that Louisville isn't like some markets where you basically have to have 5 years experience just to get any job with somewhat respectable pay. before I started my college degree I lived in St Louis for a short time, and any job there you had to have at least an assoicates degree in anything just to be looked at, unless you want to work at McDonalds or the like.

anyway, i'll be 23 when I move, so I'm glad to hear the Louisville area has some great nightlife options. one thing I do need a lot of advice on is apartment options. are there any good complexes there that aren't too expensive?
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Six Flags Over Jesus does community work for those who only know people within that community. Several years ago, when I first got divorced, I was a single mom with two kiddos, without a really good job. I needed help and they denied me, saying I wasn't "needy" enough. Sent me a form letter. REALLY good with the community... <insert sarcasm>
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Pewee Valley
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Jhamps,

I'd love to have you as a neighbor in Louisville, however, I would be more concerned about finding a job then picking a city first. That said, Louisville Region job search and jobs posting. Find a high quality employee. Find the perfect job. is an excellent resource for job hunting in the area. Good luck!
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Flora, Ilinois
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Jhamps,

I'd love to have you as a neighbor in Louisville, however, I would be more concerned about finding a job then picking a city first. That said, Louisville Region job search and jobs posting. Find a high quality employee. Find the perfect job. is an excellent resource for job hunting in the area. Good luck!
exactly, which is the prime reason that I am looking at several different market areas besides Louisville. Thanks for that extra resource, that's one I have not seen yet.
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