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Old 01-18-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wheaton
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Hello all!

My husband and I are graduates of Calvin College and currently live in the Chicago area, but are hoping to move back to Grand Rapids. I graduated with degrees in Business Communications and Psychology, and have experience in office management, event planning, and hospitality. I am looking for a job with a reputable company in the food service/hospitality industry, but seems like it is difficult to find anything open to candidates with 1-2 years of experience. I have been keeping an eye on two of my dream companies - GFS and Meijer, and haven't had much luck. My husband is looking for a PE position, and is certified for K-12. I was wondering if anyone would have any advice/suggestions/resources? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you!
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Wheaton
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Hello all!

My husband and I are graduates of Calvin College and currently live in the Chicago area, but are hoping to move back to Grand Rapids. I graduated with degrees in Business Communications and Psychology, and have experience in office management, event planning, and hospitality. I am looking for a job with a reputable company in the food service/hospitality industry, but seems like it is difficult to find anything open to candidates with 1-2 years of experience. I have been keeping an eye on two of my dream companies - GFS and Meijer, and haven't had much luck. My husband is looking for a PE position, and is certified for K-12. I was wondering if anyone would have any advice/suggestions/resources? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you!

Any smaller companies I should be considering?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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Are you familiar with indeed.com? That seems to be one of the best job placement sites now because it combines everything from Monster/Careerbuilder/Ladders/Company's own websites into one free search engine.

Let's pretend a salary for someone 1-2 years out in that field would be around $40,000. If you type in hospitality $40,000 and Grand Rapids - you see plenty of jobs. (26). Of course - you can keep changing your "key word" to entry level management, or hospitality etc.

I found out about/got my most recent job using that free website. Good luck!

Hospitality $40,000 Jobs, Employment in Grand Rapids, MI | Indeed.com
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Sick of MI.
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I can't understand why college graduates would leave the Chicago are and come to a place like this. If anything you will be lucky to find a job matching your skills, since most are already taken. I can't tell you how many college grads I know doing work for jobs well below their skill set.
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