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Old 08-25-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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I have been living in St. Louis all of my life (34 years), and I have not found a good paying job yet! I graduated from Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, but HATED teaching! I was not getting paid enough to work 60+ hours a week, and deal alot of extra nonsense! Anyone who has taught before, knows what I am talking about. I currently work for Monsanto, and do not like it. It is SO political, and there is little to no room to grow. I get paid OKAY, but I am trying to find work elsewhere. Other than working for myself, I realize that there is no perfect job out there. I have experience in sales, customer service, and great interpersonal skills. (I LOVE PEOPLE!) I would like to make at LEAST $40+K per year (or more), so please help! I have applied to every job under the sun, but nothing has come along yet. If you can help me directly, or know someone who is a hiring manager let me know!
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:30 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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aminah - all I can suggest is to keep hitting the pavement, gandering through the StLToday help needed section, sending your resume to places of interest, networking with other like minded people, posting your resume on such as monster.com, maybe talking w/ your HS State Univ contacts as they may know of potentials, and keeping your ears/eyes open. Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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I have been living in St. Louis all of my life (34 years), and I have not found a good paying job yet! I graduated from Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, but HATED teaching! I was not getting paid enough to work 60+ hours a week, and deal alot of extra nonsense! Anyone who has taught before, knows what I am talking about. I currently work for Monsanto, and do not like it. It is SO political, and there is little to no room to grow. I get paid OKAY, but I am trying to find work elsewhere. Other than working for myself, I realize that there is no perfect job out there. I have experience in sales, customer service, and great interpersonal skills. (I LOVE PEOPLE!) I would like to make at LEAST $40+K per year (or more), so please help! I have applied to every job under the sun, but nothing has come along yet. If you can help me directly, or know someone who is a hiring manager let me know!
Have you givenn any thought to a BIG career change such as becoming a Realtor? Now before you turn your nose up at that thought just bear with me for a minute. You like people, you have been in sales, you are working now. The real estate industry can offer you a chance to use your skills.

Granted, the sale of some homes are experiencing a so-called 'down market'
but good agents are sometimes hard to fine. Some go into this business thinking that they are going to make a 'killing' right away. Not necessarily true.

But a person with the right attitude, great people skills, and enough in their bank account to carry them for a few months, can make a comfortable living and advancement. Your hours are weird at times. Have to be available some weekends and evenings.

You could contact a real estate company near your home and ask them about their training and educational benefits. Just a thought

No matter which route you choose, good luck.
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