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Old 04-17-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Since I am currently unemployed, I am looking in various cities for positions. I wanted to know if anyone had any words about working in the Nashville area as an african-american? I heard that it is growing for opportunities, but any input would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Depends on what you do. If you are good at your job and excel beyond all the other applicants, your experience should be no different than a person of any other race. If you're looking for an affirmative action thing just because your black, I can't comment.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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You definitely don't get it. I am definitely good and excel in what I do. I am looking from experiences from minorities and their experiences living and working in Nashville.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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You definitely don't get it. I am definitely good and excel in what I do. I am looking from experiences from minorities and their experiences living and working in Nashville.
Does being a northerner count? Anyway, there is a fair amount of competition when it comes to "white collar" jobs. And "blue collar" even more. I know of a few minorities that are struggling in low paying jobs after being laid off from more lucrative positions. It really has nothing to with race/sex/creed bit more with what you can bring to the table!

To add a little more, unless you are certain you'll have a job here, I wouldn't recommend moving until you do. Took me 6 months to find gainful employment and like you I am good and excel at what I do.
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