U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Ohio
8 posts, read 10,935 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

I was wondering if anyone would have any other suggestions or ideas on how to go about finding work in North Carolina? I work in Quality Assurance and have a degree in Engineering. I've posted my resume on a number of job sites and forwarded it to a countless number of recuiters. With that being said, I've only had one call back in over a year I'm sure that the present economy and number of people out of work has a lot to do with it but am I missing something? I just can't seem to break through the barrier. Any positive suggestions would be greatly appreciate. I'm looking statewide but would love to get in the Raleigh area. Thanks again for your thoughts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
21,094 posts, read 23,802,030 times
Reputation: 7812
There might be some information here?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=26615364


http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=26615392
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
2,017 posts, read 3,612,562 times
Reputation: 2101
Looks like you are coming from out of state. I live in the state and haven't gotten an interview in over a year. Think about it, why would a local NC employer want to hire someone from out of state, possibly have to pay relocation fees, and have to wait for them to get here, when there are tons of LOCALS looking for the same jobs.

Join the crowd. Sorry, but there's nothing anyone can tell you to make it better.

But there are 49 other states.....I have started applying all over the country in the last 6 months.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
10,389 posts, read 19,341,356 times
Reputation: 11265
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelersfan258 View Post
I was wondering if anyone would have any other suggestions or ideas on how to go about finding work in North Carolina? I work in Quality Assurance and have a degree in Engineering. I've posted my resume on a number of job sites and forwarded it to a countless number of recuiters. With that being said, I've only had one call back in over a year I'm sure that the present economy and number of people out of work has a lot to do with it but am I missing something? I just can't seem to break through the barrier. Any positive suggestions would be greatly appreciate. I'm looking statewide but would love to get in the Raleigh area. Thanks again for your thoughts.
NC has one of the highest unemployment rates of any state, but more importantly than that, a HUGE number of "wannabes" (er, such as you ) wanting to come here and thus flooding the HR departments for what jobs DO open up. So the actual number of applicants per job is likely among the highest here, between both NC demand and out-of-state demand.

Other than that, there's not really much different about applying for a job in NC than anywhere else--just get your ducks in a row and keep plugging. Finding a state with a lower unemployment rate and especially one with fewer out-of-state applications would of course give you much better odds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Ohio
8 posts, read 10,935 times
Reputation: 15
Default Thank you.

After reading your responses it appears that I'm doing just about all that I can. Thank you for your time, and I'll keep trying until something happens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
10,755 posts, read 15,015,137 times
Reputation: 9528
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelersfan258 View Post
I was wondering if anyone would have any other suggestions or ideas on how to go about finding work in North Carolina? I work in Quality Assurance and have a degree in Engineering. I've posted my resume on a number of job sites and forwarded it to a countless number of recuiters. With that being said, I've only had one call back in over a year I'm sure that the present economy and number of people out of work has a lot to do with it but am I missing something? I just can't seem to break through the barrier. Any positive suggestions would be greatly appreciate. I'm looking statewide but would love to get in the Raleigh area. Thanks again for your thoughts.
Have you looked at the Greenville SC area? BMW is there, and they will be opening another plant in the near future. Try their paper: www.goupstate.com Greenville is in the foothills of what is called the "upstate" of SC, about 40 miles from the Blue Ridge Mtns. of Western NC and about 1.5 hrs. to Charlotte. Beautiful area, and plenty of jobs in the upstate. Lower cost of living and nice quality of life. I would think your QC and engineering experience would be a recruiter's dream there. Michelin also has a plant there, and other big companies I cannot name offhand.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
2,017 posts, read 3,612,562 times
Reputation: 2101
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuilterChick View Post
Have you looked at the Greenville SC area? BMW is there, and they will be opening another plant in the near future. Try their paper: www.goupstate.com Greenville is in the foothills of what is called the "upstate" of SC, about 40 miles from the Blue Ridge Mtns. of Western NC and about 1.5 hrs. to Charlotte. Beautiful area, and plenty of jobs in the upstate. Lower cost of living and nice quality of life. I would think your QC and engineering experience would be a recruiter's dream there. Michelin also has a plant there, and other big companies I cannot name offhand.
Haha, Quilterchick. I'm waiting to hear back on an interview down there. First one I got in a year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
10,755 posts, read 15,015,137 times
Reputation: 9528
Excellent !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top