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Old 03-13-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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I'm in NJ and very much want to move to this area. Im concerned about jobs, however. I have an MBA and would liek to use it appropriately. I've serached, but have found no professional jobs in St Lucie area, and only a few in West Palm. Should someone with my job aspirations give up on this area?
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Jobs are difficult to find right now, because there is a lot of competition. What kind of job where you looking for? Have you tried contacting a headhunter?
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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What is a headhunter?
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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I am looking for marketing or project management positions. I've also had no luck finding a reputable headhunter. If anyone knows of one, please tell me.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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What is a headhunter?
Is a job boards/recruiter directory to assist both employers and job seekers.
Headhunters.com: Post Jobs, Find Jobs, Find Recruiters, Join Recruiters
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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I would recommend the Weston, Ft Lauderdale areas!
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Headhunters are people who find jobs for professionals in certain areas. They usually have a client book that they present you to.. for a fee. Sometimes the fee is to the person looking, sometimes to the company.

To the poster - the majority of PSL is not a tall building business area and many people here commute to Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach for their jobs but prefer to live here.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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MBA holders are not what local employers are looking to hire. An MS is more desirable but tougher to achieve because of the Science courses.......You could try to look for a headhunter and I would do the same if I were in NJ looking to reside in PSL.....

I applied through Robert Half agency using my PhD and no luck. I was already with the Govt. so I searched through several govt. sites and discovered what was good for me.......An MBA in govt. is usually enough for you to go to the moon but you first need to get in and that is where only you can do the search using the Web. Education can substitue for experience...

Using USA Jobs can help you but if you find a postion and your application is so very important. Answer questions using the STAR format or Situation, Task, Action and Results for each question. Good luck...

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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PSL and the Treasure Coast generally is not a great place to look for a job that will utilize your MBA. There are decent sized companies, but not many public ones and the larger private companies on't have much turnover at the level you are looking at because there aren't many opportunities elsewhere in the area. I moved to the Treasure Coast to work as an inhouse attorney for one of the few public companies headquartered in PSL I was not targeting PSL that was just where the job happened to be. When I decided I needed to move on I ended up having to leave the area because there were so few companies needing inhouse attorneys in the area. I suspect that those looking for MBAs are similar.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:32 AM
 
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PSL and the Treasure Coast generally is not a great place to look for a job that will utilize your MBA. There are decent sized companies, but not many public ones and the larger private companies on't have much turnover at the level you are looking at because there aren't many opportunities elsewhere in the area. I moved to the Treasure Coast to work as an inhouse attorney for one of the few public companies headquartered in PSL I was not targeting PSL that was just where the job happened to be. When I decided I needed to move on I ended up having to leave the area because there were so few companies needing inhouse attorneys in the area. I suspect that those looking for MBAs are similar.

Good info and I can tell from my experience unless you have a direct assist to a position, MBA does not mean anything in this town in terms of opportunity.

If you dont mind the commute, WPB seems more feasible in terms of careers. Good luck with your search !!
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