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Old 03-25-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Wilmette, IL
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I've been employed with jobs that are related to planning (real estate which is somewhat related) for a few years after graduating and moving to NYC but am unable to get interviews for an entry level planning job. I know when HR firms I'm applying to must glance at my resume and throw it in the trash since it's filled with internships and no masters degree- which puts me at a major disadvantage.

I'm now wondering if I should save up money and apply to graduate schools or continue to look for work in planning in the area. I realize large metro areas like New York can be saturated but with climate change (especially Sandy) there's a need for planning and consulting. The economy has his public planning particularly hard from what I've heard so that's also a concern.

Any advice?
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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Many of the jobs with local government require a master's degree. I'd at least talk to various schools - try to get an idea of how many graduates go on to work in their field and then decide if you think it's worth it. I get the feeling your degree is not from a NYC school - you make a lot of contacts in school so I think it would be helpful. Hunter is the least expensive option here.
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