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Old 03-24-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Hi all,

You were very helpful in answering my questions about each neighbourhood within Rochester, so I thought I’d try to gain some insight into Rochester's job market.

I have a couple of approaches I plan to take when I look to move to Rochester; one option being relocating my job to 'work from home status' (unlikely though) and the other option is reach out to alumni from SUNY Geneseo and hope that networking aids me.

Those options aside, does anyone have advice about the best way to approach the Rochester job market? I look at their being two types of firms in Rochester. The first type is made up of a handful of large corps which have headquarters based in Rochester and typically have a workforce which stays the course until retirement. The second type is made up of innovative small/mid size businesses that offer career growth, but at a risk (bankruptcy, takeovers, layoffs etc).

Based on this I was wondering if anyone had experience transitioning from a large city with ample job opportunities (in my case New York) to Rochester, and how did you approach the job search process? Are there any recommended recruitment firms worth reaching out? Any job websites worth looking in to?

I work in account management/relationship management within the financial industry, but feel my experience can transition to business development/marketing/sales roles, however I am concerned about the lack of financial companies in the area. I would like to have the option to change industries, however I don’t know that this would be possible without entering at the entry level. As an FYI, I have 5 years experience.

The other option is to approach a large company like PayChex and build a long term career there, which my experience would hopefully assist me in landing a job. However what is the feeling toward working there? Is there career growth? Is it a good place to work?

If anyone has feedback on career transition/job search strategies that would greatly appreciated. I look forward to reading your posts.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Here's a great site that might help you get an idea of what is out there: Finger Lakes Jobs
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Thank you for link, this is great. Any recommendations on rochester area recruitment firms?
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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Thank you for link, this is great. Any recommendations on rochester area recruitment firms?
You may want to get a decent job, first, then move to the area and start networking. Find a good head hunter, too. Keep an open mind and don't get discouraged.

A lot of the small and medium sized businesses there are fairly stable. I agree with your assessment of financial industry jobs there, and they are lacking but for Rochester that might be a good thing. If you DO want to go that route, try ESL Federal Credit Union, or one of the other successful, local banks in the area.
I work in manufacturing so I can't help you too much in this dept.
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