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Old 04-27-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: USA
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I have relatives who began working somewhere at an early age -- say, at a bank or university -- and gradually moved to higher positions. They've now been working there for 15+ years, are making some decent coinage, and, get this -- most of them never even got a bachelor's degree.

I'm now 27 and plan to marry my girlfriend within the next 2 years. I work a dead end job with no opportunities for promotion in sight. I am dead set on finding work in an organization that can offer, above all, stability -- a place I can see myself in for the next 20-30 years.

Which places out there offer such growth potential?

The ones that spring to mind are:
- Banks
- Universities
- Hospitals/healthcare

Is this really the case, or are these places no better given the still feeble economy?

I've applied for 10+ administrative jobs at local colleges and universities and have yet to get a response. From what I've heard, these jobs usually go to internal candidates and people with Ph.D's. (I only have a bachelor's). I've also heard it's nearly impossible to land government jobs.

After graduating from college, I settled for 2 jobs at start-up companies (was laid off from the first) for the sake of getting experience. Now inching ever closer to age 30, I desire to target organizations that offer good benefits and a clear path for growth.

Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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What is your degree?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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Marketing.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Evansville
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The thing is it's not our grandfather's, father's, or even our big brother's job market and economy anymore.

I might suggest working in an industry no one else wants to work in. I'm currently working as a retail store manager in training where the end payoff is an average of $66 K a year with top managers making close to $120 K or more. The opportunity cost of working where I work is giving up your weekends, evenings, and holidays. We are actually having trouble finding qualified trainees in certain markets even with unemployment rate being what it is.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Marketing.
Have you tried entry-level sales / advertising positions at firms? Or does that type of thing really interest you?

Our sales team does really well at the software firm I work at.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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One of the departments at our healthcare organization that is growing is the marketing department. Imagine that. LOL
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