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Old 02-23-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Anyone with a ba/bs, masters degree, specialized skills will do just fine in Las Vegas. We are severely lacking educated people in our workforce. We are having a hell of a time finding decent people at my company. You should be accepted and excel here with no problem.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Thank You, I will give it a shot. Also is it better to fill out applications electronically or just go in person to a HR office?
Most places, even if you walk in, ask that you fill the application out online.

Give it your best, search for more, you just never know!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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This gives us a little hope too, my husband has done Social Work for 20 years now and we are strongly considering the Henderson area.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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That's great to hear and I do enjoy giving back to people, not saying I will be a social worker per say but I definetly want to work in a hospital/corporate setting.

So yes I plan to drive from New York City to Las Vegas, want to make it a nice road trip for myself. Hoping to get there in a week or so.

Also any tips on how to get situated in las vegas an by that I mean paperwork. Having a las vegas license and any other paper work to make me a las vegas resident. I heard that I have 30 days or so to re-register my car in las vegas.

Thank You
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That's great to hear and I do enjoy giving back to people, not saying I will be a social worker per say but I definetly want to work in a hospital/corporate setting.

So yes I plan to drive from New York City to Las Vegas, want to make it a nice road trip for myself. Hoping to get there in a week or so.

Also any tips on how to get situated in las vegas an by that I mean paperwork. Having a las vegas license and any other paper work to make me a las vegas resident. I heard that I have 30 days or so to re-register my car in las vegas.

Thank You
You just go into any Nevada DMV and register your car. You can look up all the requirements for registering your vehicle and switching over your license here.

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Official Site - www.dmvnv.com

As far as "work" papers go, that will depend upon whatever job you get. Some jobs in gaming and food service require health permits and work cards, etc. and maybe some Social Service jobs might require a Clark County SS permit/license.

You'll find out what is required when you start searching for positions. Usually the employer will list what the requirements are for the position.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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That's great to hear and I do enjoy giving back to people, not saying I will be a social worker per say but I definetly want to work in a hospital/corporate setting.

So yes I plan to drive from New York City to Las Vegas, want to make it a nice road trip for myself. Hoping to get there in a week or so.

Also any tips on how to get situated in las vegas an by that I mean paperwork. Having a las vegas license and any other paper work to make me a las vegas resident. I heard that I have 30 days or so to re-register my car in las vegas.

Thank You
Bring enough $ to live on for 6 months to a year, in case you don't land something right away.

Jonathan
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Enjoy the move. I've said for a while now that whenever anyone finally pulls the trigger and moves out of NYC, they wake up and realize how much better life can be. More (and cleaner) space, better climate, much lower cost of living, etc... NYC is fun for a year or two, but gets old fast. I especially like that Onion article from a year or so ago: 8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, CA / Henderson, NV
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One of the things that I have done is gotten myself a google voice phone number with a 702 area code that rings to my cell phone that has a 661 area code. Give people (potential employers) the impression that they are calling me locally even though I am sitting at my desk or house in California.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Bring enough $ to live on for 6 months to a year, in case you don't land something right away.

Jonathan
I have about 10k-12k saved up and I know that doesn't sound like much but I will not be paying for rent or utilities. Just my personal expenses like car insurance and cell phone. I will be staying with a buddy of mine until I get settled with a job, I guess its nice knowing people who are well off (sorry if that came off as snobby). Besides, im 27 without kids/wife/girlfriend/finished all my education and no debt, if it doesn't work out then OK. At least I gave it a shot, I can always move back to NYC.

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Enjoy the move. I've said for a while now that whenever anyone finally pulls the trigger and moves out of NYC, they wake up and realize how much better life can be. More (and cleaner) space, better climate, much lower cost of living, etc... NYC is fun for a year or two, but gets old fast. I especially like that Onion article from a year or so ago: 8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
I was born in Poland came to the states with my parents when I was 8 years old and lived in New York City ever since. I see how my parents struggle till this day, work ridiculous hours and I want a better life for myself. And my parents make six figures which for many states is considered "living well", but in NYC, that's getting by. I know some may think the move to Vegas is a bad move but New York City is just too expensive/dirty and competitive. I wasn't happy with New York ever since I was 15 and began seeing other states/countries, people just seem happier elsewhere with far less money.

I don't live for money, I just need enough to live a modest life. Thats completely the opposite mentality of the average new yorker.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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HEY - I am in NYC as well (kinda, is Brooklyn considered part of NYC?)

Jonathan
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