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Old 05-12-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: kansas city
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heres the deal, Ill be visiting NYC August 24-27 this year to look for work. Generally im looking for something entry level ( i dont have any experience to get a high paying 100k ) right now im just looking to get my foot in the door. I have 3 years of hotel experience so i want to go that route or anything in the realm of customer service ( restaurants, bars, hotels, airports, cashier, retail). work at a hotel So I CAN transfer i will have some interviews lined up (at least 1-2) but i like to be PREPARED so i also want to interview with the employment agencies, Scouring the web for jobs. Thinking about doing this a week in advance and letting them know i will be there on those days and would love to have an interview with them in person. personally i just feel better shaking hands making them smile and letting them know im serious and ready to work. I browse craigslist and from the description it looks like they are hiring immediately. Just need to know if i should take another route. ive heard mixed reviews about employment agencies. But just need to know if this sounds like a good plan.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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August 24-27 = might not be enough time. Unless, you secure interview the week before but usually a decision might take a while. Your best bet is to transfer from the hotel chain you are working now to one based in NYC. Stay there for 6 months to a year and then explore your options.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: kansas city
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But I need options if There aren't any positions there I can't get hired I need options and I can't just transfer at will call as I please like I said I'd there are no jobs available I need a plan B
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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I live in NYC and it took me 1.5 years to find an entry level position - with a BS degree. Granted, we're not in the same field so you may have more luck. I'd start calling employment agencies 1-2 weeks before to set up meetings for when you're in town. Also, be careful when using Craigslist.

Good luck.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Flushing, NY
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Line up as many in-person interviews and face-to-face time as you can for the time you're here, which is not long.

Continue to scour the web, apply online, check with employment agencies as well -- use all your available approaches because there are no easy jobs.

As others have mentioned, even if you're in the running it could still take some time for them to get back to you with a response. A general rule of thumb is that for every $10,000 you make it takes a month to find a job. YMMV of course, but the point is it usually takes some time.

Good luck.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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How are you scouring?
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Flushing, NY
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How are you scouring?
Me, or OP?

Since it's going to be entry-level and/or hotel/hospitality, a few sites that definitely should be on the radar:
It's a numbers game sometimes. Connections and personal interactions are best, but also look or scour elsewhere online as well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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How are you scouring?
indeed.com craigslst
looking at jobs within my company
just got a linked in too and ill create a monster online application too
dd i leave out anything?
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:00 PM
 
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It's easy to get a job. 99% of jobs do not require much intelligence or education. The only jobs that require a high IQ are physics professor and game warden.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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why NYC and not another city with a booming hospitality industry?? NYC is an expensive city. Also, do you have a college degree?
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