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Old 08-14-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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It really is a joke. I was lucky enough to make 50K a year with my first full time job out of college. But 50K a year is alot less in NYC with the cost of living than it is anywhere else.
I use to live paycheck to paycheck, when I use to pay 1500 a month. I never understood how it was possible since 50K for a kid out of college you would think is a lot of money. But when you start to study the cost of living, and how the subway fares and tolls raise nearly twice a year a now. It really does start to get you upset.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I agree with the other poster to not spend too much time on sites like Craigslist, Indeed, etc. The thing that was always the most effective for me was going straight to the staffing agencies. By going in person I had the chance to sit down with the recruiters and explain my background, skill set, etc. They were able to get a much better sense of who I was than if I had simply sent a resume online. Too many people spend too much time behind a computer. What really will win you success is letting people get to know you in person. You cannot convey who you really are behind a screen. I'm saying you shouldn't still apply online. But think about it- it's a lot easier to simply drop your resume to a website. That's one of the reasons why employers have like 500 of them per job opening. It takes more effort to go in person. It shows you took the time out of your day. It shows you are serious. Too much of job seeking these days is overly impersonal.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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Does anyone know the names of legit staffing agencies?
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Finally landed a good job in my field with the salary I was going for. How long did it take? Approx. 6 months of searching and in the interim I've had to work as a temp making way less than I should be. I actually found this job online- one of the many online ads I applied to but the difference is I actually got a response this time.

NYC job seekers, stay positive...it takes a long time but it can happen.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Does anyone know the names of legit staffing agencies?
What is your field?
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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does anyone know how hard it is to get a job in investments that isn't an entry level we'll sponsor you for your license exams but not quite a senior level advisor?

I'm interning at an investment firm now and i'll be getting hopefully all of the licenses needed (except the health and life insurance one because that one is different for every state) before i graduate in april. Every job i've been looking at have been paying like 30k for the entry level but they'll sponsor you, or they require something like 5 years of experience. I'm in the middle of the two and have been having trouble finding anything that will suit my experience level.

also, do any of you know much about hair salons and what they pay and how hard it is to get into in nyc? my girlfriend graduates from aveda in april as well so we were hoping to move to nyc.

top city for investment banking and a top city for fashion so we figured it would be a good decision
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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What is your field?
i am also looking for staffing agencies for an entry level IT postition.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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You guys, I just saw an administative position offering $20,000/year.


O.
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Ridiculous.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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You guys, I just saw an administative position offering $20,000/year.


O.
M.
G.

Ridiculous.
Working poor. They do exist.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Working poor. They do exist.

That's $9.60/hr *SMH* DISGUSTING. Doesn't McDonald's pay like $10/hr???
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