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Old 11-23-2008, 11:42 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm not new to this forum as I have enjoyed reading through the posts and felt it was time to officially join the conversation. As my post's title goes, I am experiencing a love-hate relationship w/NJ and Im not sure how to work through it. I have lived in North Jersey (E.Rutherford/Secaucus) for almost 2 yrs to finish med school and love the quality of life here. However, I am a recently graduating med student with no job that would need work to afford to stay here. I was born in NY and chose to not live in crazy NY again. I have grown up in Orlando, but it is horrible job wise and people wise and I am trying to stay up here and support myself. But I cant find any work so that i can pay my bills and get a decent rental.Im getting quite sad about it all now. Am I not looking in the right places for work? I have a masters in health admin. and my recent MD so of course Im not licensed (yrs of residency left for that). The health care system here has affected me as well which I thought would be better than FL. Anyone living here that has any insight/suggestions? I thought this area being close to NYC would offer good job opportunities, but it seems like even here is rough in these times. Should I give up and move to somewhere else? If so, what areas do u guys suggest I look? i dont want to leave but i dont kno what else to do. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:50 PM
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What does this have to do with your feeling for NJ?
It seems like an economic decision to me. You have to do what you have to do, no?
Starting your life sometimes leads you in other directions & other regions.
In this economic uncertainty, a job is a job.
I don't see how New Jersey plays a part other than its specific state in the national downturn.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:07 AM
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it makes an affect when the state u want to stay in seems to not yield the opportunities you thought it would, which is why i moved here. there are so many companies here so many things made in NJ and i thought it would be a good place for me to find work after schooling, but it does not seem to be the case. NJ has alot of companies here so i dont know if it is merely the bad national economy domino affect on NJ or maybe im not looking in the right places or using the right resources to find work in NJ, so that is specific to NJ. i didnt think it would be such a challange to find work in this area with all it has to offer.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:47 AM
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If you want to stay in the general region - you have to broaden your search. That has happened to me several times in life and in more than one location. You can't limit yourself to say like a 20 mile radius.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:29 AM
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thnx cyntmac, i know north jersey, but not as familiar with central/south or other parts of jersey, so i dont know what the job prospects are outside of areas near NYC. r u from Jersey? if so where would u suggest i look? what worked for you in your situations? thanks again 4 ur advice
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