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Old 09-12-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Hi All:

My fiance and I are hoping to relocate to Raleigh from Miami, FL. She found her dream job and if she's able to get it, we'd be out of FL sometime after December. While she'd have work for herself - I would still need to find a job for my worthless ass. I have a background in Business Management and I am a member of the Florida Bar. That being said, anyone have any thoughts as to where I could start my job search? What are some of the big employers up there? Is anyone hiring? Rumor around the rest of the United States is that NC has largely fought off most of the ugly economic woes facing the rest of the nation. I could always take the bar and attempt to start my own practice - but I'd rather pursue something more secure - either with an already established law firm or corporation. My grades aren't fantastic - but I have work experience. Let me know what y'all think!!!

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:30 PM
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The only attorney I know personally here works in tax law but I know you need some special certificate for that. I have no idea if it's something in high demand. They seem to have a lot of work because he is always working but I know they all have to bill bill bill those hours! Good luck to you.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:32 PM
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Oh, and isn't immigration law big now? Do you speak any other languages? I really don't have any special insight, just a thought.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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No work for prosecutors here in Wake County as there is almost zero crime here - try Durham.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Ha! Saucy - that's part of the reason (among many others) why we'd like to relocate there. I'm sick of living in a crime-infested hell hole. I am not in any way married to the idea of praciting in criminal law. In fact, I'd love to try something on the civil side. I'd do civil litigation in a heartbeat (hell, the money is a little better), but I'd also love to make use of my background in Business Management. Any big banks in the area? I think I'd be a great fit in a financial compliance position. Also considered working for one of the many colleges in the area. College Counsel or Student Conduct positions might be a good match, too.

That being said, who are some of the bigger employers in the area? Someone advised me that IBM has a large office there. Let me know what you think!

Moving to Florida was one of the most stupid things I've ever done. I miss cool weather, good food and low-crime environments... Ahhhhh, someone please help!
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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IBM has been laying people off for quite some time.

When you say "what are the bigger employers", you need to give SOME specifics as to industry. The Triangle area is known for biotech and state government, but of course there are plenty of folks in other fields. However, your questions are so vague as to almost be useless in getting any information. You should be able to get a list of large companies in a geographic area via Google, but most of them won't be in an industry you would consider.

EDIT: I had missed your part about banks. Charlotte is definitely the part of NC you want to be in for banking, not Raleigh. Charlotte is a huge banking center.

Do know that because this is seen as a desirable area to relocate to, the competition for any open job is far more than the unemployment rates would suggest, since unemployment only measures folks who actually live here, not the ones all over the US who are applying for jobs here (such as you ). Anecdotal evidence from local folks in HR say they've never seen anything like the floods of applications they're getting right now.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Moving to Florida was one of the most stupid things I've ever done. I miss cool weather, good food and low-crime environments... Ahhhhh, someone please help!
You miss good food? You're telling me you can't find good food in Florida???

Why don't you find a headhunting firm or employment agency since your skills are diverse and you're unsure of your direction?

Good luck!
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Why don't you find a headhunting firm or employment agency since your skills are diverse and you're unsure of your direction?

This is an interesting thought. Can anyone recommend a head-hunting / employment agency that might be helpful? Has anyone had any good experiences???
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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I miss cool weather, good food and low-crime environments...
I don't think that you will find better food or
cool weather here... low crime yes.
I guess one out of three aint bad.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: I live in the RTP area of NC.
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No work for prosecutors here in Wake County as there is almost zero crime here - try Durham.
Check out Raleigh's crime statistics here: Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed
Violent crime rate is higher in Raleigh than the national average... OUCH!

Last edited by Yac; 10-18-2010 at 07:08 AM.. Reason: Please discuss the topic, not each other.
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