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Old 03-06-2010, 05:10 AM
 
Location: The South
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+1 for using the french thing, that could be your ticket to landing a job!

What did/do you do at the bank? Retail, Commercial Lending, Teller?

Unfortunately, since you majored in Management it's not really quantitative or analytical,
you are kinda shot from obtaining an analyst position, there are tons of accounting and finance majors looking to fill those.

Perhaps a financial adviser/services position might be worth a shot?

A lot of VA graduates are moving out of Virginia for jobs. Lots went to Northern Virginia, including me.

It always amuses me when people say they went to "Northern Virginia" like it is a separate state! Separate state of mind? Yes, but still Virginia.

The OP doesn't have to stay in banking -- management is wide open!
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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It always amuses me when people say they went to "Northern Virginia" like it is a separate state! Separate state of mind? Yes, but still Virginia.

The OP doesn't have to stay in banking -- management is wide open!
I'm glad you're so amazed.
The DC/NOVA/MD area is totally different than Virginia. It really does have its own unique attributes, not to mention, JOBS.
That area is pretty much immune to the national economic situation and unemployment issues.

With banking experience, it's probably a good idea to stay in banking.
We still don't know what he did exactly at the bank though, So I can't comment on what direction he should go.
Bank teller is one thing, but if he was say a commercial credit analyst reporting to loan officers, he could use that as leverage.

You don't become a manager right out of college. Entry Level Senior Manager position! C'mon, you become a manager after years of experience.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: The South
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I'm glad you're so amazed.
The DC/NOVA/MD area is totally different than Virginia. It really does have its own unique attributes.

With banking experience, it's probably a good idea to stay in banking.
We still don't know what he did exactly at the bank though, So I can't comment on what direction he should go.

You don't become a manager right out of college. Entry Level Senior Manager position! C'mon, you become a manager after years of experience.

I said "amused" not "amazed". Having spent many, many years in the DC area, I am well aware of the differences.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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I said "amused" not "amazed". Having spent many, many years in the DC area, I am well aware of the differences.
OK. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Construction and financial services are industries in horrible shape right now so I'd probably steer clear of those. Most of the growth and opportunities around here (NoVA) now are in government contracting and health care. One obstacle you'll face is that as a non-citizen you would have a difficult if not impossible time getting a security clearance, which is required for a lot of the available positions.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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Yeah, I'm not all that invested in banking. I have just worked as a part time customer service rep. while I'm going though college.

I am going to work on a transfer into a management trainee program in DC with my current employer. I'll see how that goes if it doesn't work who knows…

Some one mentioned that there are alot of college grads moving out of Va. It's my understanding that Va has one of the best UE rates for college grads, is there anywhere that they are going?
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: The South
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I think he was referring to people in Virginia moving into the DC metro area.

Good luck with the transfer!
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:38 AM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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Remember local companies may think that you want relocation expenses to move here. Try to convey in your cover letter that you are not looking for that if hired. I changed mine and out of state offers started to come in.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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'I'm glad you're so amazed.
The DC/NOVA/MD area is totally different than Virginia. It really does have its own unique attributes, not to mention, JOBS.
That area is pretty much immune to the national economic situation and unemployment issues.'

Yes and if it weren't for NOVA the Commonwealth of Va would be like South Carolina or something similar. Economically the rest of the state benefits from the activity in NOVA, like it or not.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The South
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'I'm glad you're so amazed.
The DC/NOVA/MD area is totally different than Virginia. It really does have its own unique attributes, not to mention, JOBS.
That area is pretty much immune to the national economic situation and unemployment issues.'

Yes and if it weren't for NOVA the Commonwealth of Va would be like South Carolina or something similar. Economically the rest of the state benefits from the activity in NOVA, like it or not.

AMUSED not amazed! I already explained that once.
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