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Old 02-06-2008, 05:24 AM
 
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I am moving to Raleigh with my family during May 08. My physician wife is accepting a job in Raleigh. I am a CPA currently in public accounting in MI. We have a 12 yr old daughter and 6 yr old son. We are Asian Indians. We will be renting an aparment in Chapel hill area till we sell our home in MI.

I have been applying for accouniting / controller type jobs for the past one month. No response so far. I have tried Monster, Career builder, Craigslist. I have been talking to one recruiter who has not been very enthusiastic (Vaco financial). Now, I am beginning to feel it is going to be a tough task landing an accounting job in the Raleigh area.

I have read a lot of very informative posts on this forum. I will sincerely appreciate any suggestions that will help me in finding a job in the Raleigh area.

Thanks
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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I am currently looking for an accounting job here, as well. I think one big thing that you will find is that your resume will get more results once you have a local address. I have had a couple people tell me they really don't look at resumes with out of state addresses because they are not paying for relocation or other fees associated with that. Also, it is too much hassle to get the candidate down here for an interview.

In terms of agencies, I am currently registered with 7 of them! If you want information on any of them, please feel free to PM me. Thanks and good luck with your search!
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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It can be hard for someone to catch a hiring managers eye when they are not in the area. Especially when you have a ton of local candidates.

Most jobs (typically speaking) will be listed in the News and Observer, and you can view their classifieds for free.

trianglehelpwanted sometimes has decent jobs ( it goes by another name now, that I can't remember off the top of my head, but you should be able to find it with that).

There are jobs...best of luck to you!
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses.

It makes a lot of sense for hiring managers to concentrate on local candidates. I now understand that.

We will be in Raleigh on Feb 29th. I hope I can line up a couple of interviews by then.

Thanks
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:57 AM
 
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I guess it makes more sense for me to post my question in this thread instead of starting a new one.

I will be a new graduate in accounting later this year. I do have family in the Triangle area, so having a local address is not a problem.

I don't have any work experience/internships in accounting, so I am realistically looking for temp work. Can anyone recommend agencies which have a good reputation in placing temps?

Further info, I am 36, am a military veteran, have IT work experience (although not in the past few years) and also have a bachelor's degree in economics (would also be willing to do banking or other financila-related work).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:36 AM
 
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Might try working for the state of NC.

Look at the Office of State Personnel website for listings.
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