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Old 04-14-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Hi Everyone! Been poking through this site & it seems like a terrific place for genuine insight and advice..hope you can help.

Looking to move from NYC to DFW (Keller,TX preferably) this summer. Will concentrate on Real Estate Market closer to move but considering renting for a year to get our bearings or finding that dream home at a modest $200K price point. Like I said, we will focus on this later more specifically.

For now, I am currently a Marketing Executive but looking to slow down the pace and enjoy some homelife. That being said, an office job or municipal administrative position would be a great transition. Any advice on how to penetrate that job market?

Thanks for any consideration and help!
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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frankly I think the local economy is such that most cities even large ones like FTW are putting kabosh on new hires...
you might get lucky and find work with some of the private/non-profit organizations that are tied to business groups looking to score big off the Super Bowl coming in 2011 to Arlington
there are number of professional organizations, advertising firms, and large corporations that probably have marketing depts that might be enlarging/replacing people--
but frankly I think that too is going to be difficult
you need to check your resume for how examples of how you directly influenced, increased cash flow/proft/awarness of companies your worked for and stress that in your resume obviously

you probably also need to have a presence on Linkedin
check with your college/professional organization and see if you can find any connections in this area

so many people say they want to move to Keller but if you check a map Keller is not an easy commute to downtown FTW, a worse one to the Arlington area (40 min minimum each way) and it is a HORRIBLE commute to the Dallas side where more possible jobs are located...
you need to think about WHERE you are going to be working before deciding on a location to rent/buy...

check out the TX workforce commission site--that is state employment commission--its site has list of jobs throughout the state listed with them--some are from other jobs board--any state/city job has to be posted here--
you can check Monster and Career Builder but think lots of those postings are bogus--duplicates and not really hiring jobs--just ginning for resumes to troll the available applicants...

from what I have read most local companies are not willing to spend time even interviewing people living out of state--if you are considering moving without having a job in hand--make sure you have deep pockets...
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Media Relations Manager* / 09-5591 Job in Dallas 75215, Texas US (http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87193528&aid=84543604&WT.mc_n=JS AHG10 - broken link)
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Loves2read - thank you! Great truthful advice. You seem to know plenty about the area. We have made the decision to rent for our first leap into the area. Any suggestions on safe apartment home rentals that would have attached garage? Areas, Complexes?

Appreciate the job link too! Checking that out as well.

-S
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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most apartments are not going to have "attached" garages--you might find townhome community that does--
if apts have garages they are usually in parking area and built like line of storage sheds--you still have to walk from parking slabs to the apt units and your garage spot could be pretty far from your apartment

frankly with your job objective you will probably have better luck getting job in Dallas and its suburbs--it is just bigger..

so I would not want to suggest any apts until you have better idea of where you might be working...

have you done anything proactive in job search--like Linkedin page, professional organization search, alumni search--
do you belong to any volunteer organizations where you are active member (making points with local leaders) that might have headquarters here
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Get the job first. There are many great areas with great schools all around the metroplex and you do not want to have a horrible commute.
While I live in Keller and really like it, it would be a PITA to drive into downtown Dallas everyday.

The mid cites of Hurst Bedford and Eulass... are situated pretty good if you need to get a place to rent before the job.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Thanks loves & 5Stones. My fiance's job is in the FTW area and our friends are in Flower Mound, Keller & Southlake. We are not ruling anything out but we are trying to stay in that region. Am in touch with recruiters and networking like a crazy person. Will have to basically start from scratch there with home finding, car purchasing etc. A bit intimidating but no alternative. We are really excited about our move.

All of the info you offer is greatly appreciated!
S
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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OK where in FT Worth? Downtown or outskirks? That could make a huge difference on where to look.

For instance my husband works in Ft worth but not downtown and we live in Keller his commute is about 20-30minutes.
North Richland Hills might also have what you are looking for. Hometown in NRH has TH with garages.
Keller does have garage townhouses in the Town center area.

Flower mound while VERY nice would a pain into downtown Ft Worth. I don't consider it in the same "region" as Keller & Southlake. (no rental apts in Southlake) South Grapevine would be another area to look at.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Thanks 5Stones and loves, good info. His office will be in FTW close to Roanoke? Not too familiar but @ 377 & 170? So not sure where that leaves us in terms of decent commute etc but that is a solid base for now & all we really know. Hope this is helpful because we really need th guidance.
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