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Old 04-02-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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I have been looking for a job for the past 3 months and am getting nowhere! I have been using Craig's List and the NOLA.com to search, primarily for office, administrative or title company closing positions. Are there an other forums that may produce better results? I find with Craig's List and Monster.com most of the "jobs" are scams. Can you sense my frustration?! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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People aren't laying off but I'm looking too. Its tough out there everywhere (and NOLA unemployment is under 6%)
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Jobs aren't that hard to get around New Orleans (we are an expanding city where people are transplanting from Atlanta & Texas right now)....please don't take this the wrong way, but, perhaps you need some polishing on your interview process?!?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Check out USAjobs. Do you see anything on this long list that seems promising?
USAJOBS - (http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/jobsearch.asp?q=&lid=2024&lid=17707&salmin=&salmax =&paygrademin=&paygrademax=&FedEmp=N&tm=&sort=rv&v w=d&brd=3876&ss=0&FedPub=Y&SUBMIT1.x=93&SUBMIT1.y= 3&SUBMIT1=Search+for+Jobs - broken link)

What about a state job?
: Louisiana Department of Civil Service : (http://www.dscs.state.la.us/jobseekers.asp - broken link)

How about searching academic institutions' websites like Tulane or Loyola to see if they're hiring?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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If you are in NOLA (where employees are still desperately needed) and you cannot find a job...something is not right...
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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Jobs aren't that hard to get around New Orleans (we are an expanding city where people are transplanting from Atlanta & Texas right now)....please don't take this the wrong way, but, perhaps you need some polishing on your interview process?!?
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.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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If you are in NOLA (where employees are still desperately needed) and you cannot find a job...something is not right...
I'm not looking for a bartending or waitressing job! Nor do I want to work at Rousse's, Wal Mart or any of those places!

Thanks for your reply though!
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Don't mean to be insulting, but a lot of people find northerners who are "abrasive" to be unpleasant to be around. Maybe tone it down a notch or two? And IMHO, people who come off as demanding instead of asking, aren't likely to get a good response. Just trying to help, since you mentioned it yourself.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Some of us are from here and having a hard time lately. Like I said before people aren't getting laid off too often, but yiu fax or email resumes with no calls back. That's why I'm going to Wednesday at the Square....networking.
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