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Old 08-05-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Question Looking for employment in Virginia- Any ideas?

Hi everyone! I am a native of VA, having grown up in Danville and I am very interested in moving back to Virginia to raise my kids there. My husband has been trying to find a job in Virginia for over a year now with no luck, not even an interview. He has a Master's degree in Counselor Ed and has worked for many years in county government here in Pittsburgh (Aging Dept). He has also taught part time in local colleges for undergrad and graduate classes and has also done seminars. We have tried applying to UVA numerous times as well as all the local colleges in Charlottesville and Roanoke. We have also tried applying to government jobs. No luck. Any ideas on how we can go about finding a job in either place? We have no idea why no one will even call. Could it be the relocation factor?
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:16 PM
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Could it be the relocation factor?
Could be. Is a relo package necessary? I think most will agree that it's easier to find a job when you're local.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Actually, we are more than willing to move at our own expense. We never expected anyone to help us out. In our field (mental health, government, etc.) it's almost a joke to get any help on something like relocation anyway

I agree, finding a job when you already live in the area and know people is a great advantage. It's just hard to believe we can't get any response at all to the resumes.

Thanks for your response!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Have you tried Catawba Hospital? It may not match up well with his expertise but it's worth a try?

It could be that there is a sufficient number of candidates appearing in person and resumes are being filed away and not retrieved for lack of need? Appearing in person, if only for the opportunity to shake hands and have a brief conversation with decision makers might be the next best step.

Sean
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Thanks, Sean. I will check out the hospital. The hubby has started calling places he sends resumes to in hopes of finding someone who is willing to help him out a bit and maybe get an edge on a job or two. Maybe a trip down is worth a try. We've done that before, and did end up meeting one of the city council members in Roanoke but we haven't heard back from him since we gave him the resume. Gotta keep trying, though!
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Also, if you haven't already, submit your information here:

http://www.roanokeva.gov/WebMgmt/ywb...e/$youngadults

Sean
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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careerbuilder.com may be able to help
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Thank you Sean and Erma!
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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simple googling will bring you to many possible opportunities. I just googled "jobs at hospitals in Virginia" and got a list of places including Health South rehabilitation.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Since you googled it, did it have a pay rates?
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