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Old 06-15-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Harvey
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I am very good at what I do (administrative/real estate closer).
A lot of title companies and anything relate to real estate is slow now because it is hard to get financing. However, New Orleans is in Re-building and there should be a lot of opportunity for real estate. Maybe there are something similar to what you are used to do and still somehow related to real estate.

I am just throwing some ideas here:

Make direct contact with local title companies.
Visit broker tours and establish a network with agents, loan brokers, etc.
Visit the National Real Estate Investor's Association in Metairie.
Check with Finance Authority.org, NACA, ARCON, and any organizations promoting home-ownership.
Contact local developers and see if they might need secretary, assistant, property manager, etc...
Contact any bank that may need REO specialist, REO processing...
Become an assistant to real estate agents who may like someone else to follow up with short-sale process...
Administrative position at some construction companies...

Good Luck!
Celine
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Job Hunting is definitely an art. You have to be good at selling yourself. Try dressing and visiting your prospective employers in person...Maybe a job is not the right fit for you...Try re-inventing yourself and going out on your own. Maybe start a new business or be a contractor for a company. Try new things, maybe join the Military or go to a trade school to learn a new profession.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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I've thought of that...being from the East Coast I can be a little abrasive! The problem seems to be in getting any type of response at all! Could be that I've been self employed for the last 5 years or that I don't have a degree or that I'm 50. Still, I am very good at what I do (administrative/real estate closer).
Thanks for the input.
I'm from NYC, been living in NOLA for 20 years and NOLA is so much like NYC that no one will notice if you are forward a bit. People take that for eccentric down here and that's fine. However, while there are many jobs in the service industry and the medical industry, I'm not aware of a need anywhere else. Try the Times Picayune, the universities. Perhaps you can look into self-employment again? I think your age might be a deterrent, sorry to say.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Who is abrasive, SouthernBelleInUtah? Honestly!
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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I was put forward by the HR department of a company for a job about 4 weeks ago. Since then I have went back to the HR department to find out why I hadn't heard anything since, called them again 3 days later when I still hadn't heard anything, been called by the department manager late on Friday to go in on Saturday, only she didn't tell me to come in on Saturday in the message she left, and when I called her on Saturday and left a message on her machine, she didn't call me back. Now she is on vacation and I am dealing with the manager below her. I have been into the company in person to speak to him, he was too busy to speak to me but called me a few minutes later and assured me he would call me again later in the afternoon to bring me in for orientation later in the week. I haven't heard back from him. There is no problem with my c.v. My interview with HR went well and the HR representative noted I was highly suitable for the job, so I don't know what the problem is, but my hopes have been raised and dashed in this and other job searches so many times here. It is a very disappointing experience.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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I was put forward by the HR department of a company for a job about 4 weeks ago. Since then I have went back to the HR department to find out why I hadn't heard anything since, called them again 3 days later when I still hadn't heard anything, been called by the department manager late on Friday to go in on Saturday, only she didn't tell me to come in on Saturday in the message she left, and when I called her on Saturday and left a message on her machine, she didn't call me back. Now she is on vacation and I am dealing with the manager below her. I have been into the company in person to speak to him, he was too busy to speak to me but called me a few minutes later and assured me he would call me again later in the afternoon to bring me in for orientation later in the week. I haven't heard back from him. There is no problem with my c.v. My interview with HR went well and the HR representative noted I was highly suitable for the job, so I don't know what the problem is, but my hopes have been raised and dashed in this and other job searches so many times here. It is a very disappointing experience.
No problem's, have a good weekend, go see the guy first thang Monday morning and ask when your suppose to go to orientation. If he's like everyone else in New Orleans he'll be hungover, catch him before he sober's up.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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Right now, it is ridiculous. I just got turned down for a job that pays minimum wage. I've been on 5 interviews and have I STILL DON'T HAVE A JOB.

I'm seriously about to start selling crack and robbing people in New Orleans real soon unless one of you offers me a job!
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:41 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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I was put forward by the HR department of a company for a job about 4 weeks ago. Since then I have went back to the HR department to find out why I hadn't heard anything since, called them again 3 days later when I still hadn't heard anything, been called by the department manager late on Friday to go in on Saturday, only she didn't tell me to come in on Saturday in the message she left, and when I called her on Saturday and left a message on her machine, she didn't call me back. Now she is on vacation and I am dealing with the manager below her. I have been into the company in person to speak to him, he was too busy to speak to me but called me a few minutes later and assured me he would call me again later in the afternoon to bring me in for orientation later in the week. I haven't heard back from him. There is no problem with my c.v. My interview with HR went well and the HR representative noted I was highly suitable for the job, so I don't know what the problem is, but my hopes have been raised and dashed in this and other job searches so many times here. It is a very disappointing experience.
I know exactly what you mean. I have gone to interviews and blown the HR departments mind with my knowledge in the said field. After all of the positive feedback about the potential position, I still got denied.

Now i'm ready to blow their ****ing heads off!
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:52 AM
 
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Don't go Postal. They aren't hiring either.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Don't go Postal. They aren't hiring either.
I must admit that I enjoyed reading this one!
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