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Phoenix area jobs, accounting recruiters, how to find employment, no degreed accounting jobs, networking, interviews, qualified applicants, turnover, candidate rejection

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Old 05-28-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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For people who find this revived thread and start reading from the beginning, note that it started in 2009 and was revived again in 2014. Lots of not current information.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I had heard that as well. That's part of the reason why I took the risk to "wing it" and move down to AZ without a job. If I didn't have family already living in the area, I might have hesitated...but I figure it was worth the risk as there is the 'soft' landing as it were. Plus my job back where I used to live was going away, so I didn't feel I had a lot of choice in the matter. One thing I did decide that if I'm going to be starting over, I'll do a complete re-invention and shoot for the higher level jobs I'd always felt intimidated out of when I was still back in the PNW...and because I was so busy trying to "survive" my last job there was no time to put energy into a multi-state search. Now that I'm here in AZ, each day, I work on my job search like it's a full time job in itself. I put in at least 3 applications a day, using various job boards, plus the AZ DES jobs page. I also attend the various job fairs I see listed online, and as I'm constantly on the lookout for work in my field, I tell everyone I've met so far that I'm looking for work, and I've actually gotten a few leads that way, too. I've had three interviews so far. Mind, some hiring managers around here seem to be somewhat judgemental initially because I'm currently 'unemployed' but once I tell them I moved here just over 3 weeks ago, that I was on my last job for 14 years, and during the last 5 years I actually worked TWO jobs, then they seem to be more open to listening lol! I've not gotten a permanent job yet but I figure it's only been a month since coming here. I have every reason to believe I will have a real, permanent job by at least September. Just gotta keep a positive mental attitude and plug away.
If you haven't already, sign up with as many temp agencies/headhunters as you can and have them also look for work for you. Many are temp to hire, but a temp job isn't a bad thing, you can keep looking for something else if it isn't a perfect fit, but at least you will have income.

And don't rule out Craig's List.

Once I started seriously looking, I had 3 job offers after about 10 days, because I used all resources and applied for DOZENS of jobs each day using all sources.


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Old 01-08-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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You already did.
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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The job market has changed quite a bit since 2009. A new thread might work too.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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I will add to this old thread. My BIL lives in Casa Grande, has been there for over 30 years, is a Heat/AC tech in his own business, and has not worked jobs in 6 months. He is selling off vehicles, motorcycle, and other junk to make it.
He owns a junky mobile home that he can't sell.
From what he's mentioned, I think Phoenix and surrounding areas are tanking. But I would be wise to do your homework before jumping into moving and being in a worse situation than what your in now. Imho.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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I will add to this old thread. My BIL lives in Casa Grande, has been there for over 30 years, is a Heat/AC tech in his own business, and has not worked jobs in 6 months. He is selling off vehicles, motorcycle, and other junk to make it.
He owns a junky mobile home that he can't sell.
From what he's mentioned, I think Phoenix and surrounding areas are tanking. But I would be wise to do your homework before jumping into moving and being in a worse situation than what your in now. Imho.
You are making a really big leap to assume that "Phoenix and surrounding areas are tanking" based on your BIL's experience in a town 35 miles from the Phoenix area. Sorry that your BIL has somehow lost all his business, but there's no "tanking" here.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:38 PM
 
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Agreed with Observer, Casa Grande is not Metro phx. Phx Metro is growing faster than the US economy and Metro employment is at an all time high. This is the opposite of tanking, I don't know why people would write things they know nothing about.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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This is the opposite of tanking, I don't know why people would write things they know nothing about.
I think people just like to vent, it is a message board anyways. You see it a lot on C-D where people give anecdotal evidence from a friend or relative about someplace they, themselves, either have never been to or live hundreds or thousands of miles away.

That brings as to the infamous correlation and causation, which is overdone to death on C-D. People look at a small snapshot or even just one event and what do you know the world is ending!
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