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Old 03-09-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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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.
Blah Blah Blah. We get it already. Nova is Virginia's savior and the rest of VA would be be picking cotton and totally helpless without it...

How does this help the OP get a job in Va?

SouthBound47 - do you have any desire to attain US Citizenship?
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:12 AM
 
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Now days you have to move to where the jobs are, you can't just sit around applying to the store down the street anymore.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Blah Blah Blah. We get it already. Nova is Virginia's savior and the rest of VA would be be picking cotton and totally helpless without it...

How does this help the OP get a job in Va?

SouthBound47 - do you have any desire to attain US Citizenship?
Because the direction of the discussion 'bent' toward what part of Virginia would be more beneficial for him, that's why. He originally wanted Roanoke.

And yea, the rest of the state DOES benefit from the NOVA/DC establishment, look at all the defense contractors here.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Blah Blah Blah. We get it already. Nova is Virginia's savior and the rest of VA would be be picking cotton and totally helpless without it...
Central and South Western Virginia has not exactly been overflowing with jobs PRIOR to the recession, right...or am I missing something?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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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…
This is a smart move, IMO. Transfer to DC, rent a room somewhere and start networking! One suggestion I have is non-profit work, especially with African cultures or other countries where your French language skills would be an asset. When searching for jobs, don't pass up a temporary job, meaning that some jobs are 1- or 2-yr "renewable" jobs. And even if a job is 1-yr, think of the experience and connections you make. Furthermore, alot of jobs will hire people on a temporary basis just to see what kind of worker they are and when/if a position opens, then bang. . . you're in the door.

You've obviously got the determination and enthusiasm to go somewhere. Just be smart, work hard, get to know the right people, and keep yourself open to opportunities. Good luck with everything!
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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Thank you all. To answer the questions: Yes, I want to become a citizen, but I can only in Dec. 2011.

I'll look into temp work, but I don't want to sell myself cheap.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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the mger training program with your current employer is a smart move.

good luck.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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I just found out that they have 1100 applicants for 2 positions in DC… My connections have gotten me through pre-screening which brings it down to around 40 applicants, now I will have a phone interview, which will bring it to around 20 they say, then an in person interview with the VP of New York operations which brings to 4, then a panel presentation bringing it to the final 2.

This will take a while…
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: The South
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That's fantastic!

I also just read this story Web site helps bilingual job-hunters find work (http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/mar/13/web-site-helps-bilingual-job-hunters-find-work/ - broken link) and thought of you.

Best of luck!
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