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Old 08-12-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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Hey everyone! I'm a 23 yr old female trying to relocate from a small town in MI to New York (preferably Westchester County). I am planning to stay at a hostel in the city for a couple of months until I can find a job and eventually move into a more stable place. I was wondering if finding a job in the city was difficult or if its possible for me to look for a job while in MI, would NY employers even consider me if I havent moved there yet??
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Do not move anywhere until you have a solid job offer. You may be setting yourself up for failure.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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What kind of job are you looking for? Why NY?
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Im looking for a receptionist/secretary/administrative assistant job, basically anything in office.

Ive always wanted to move to NY, I'm a business student and working in NY has been my dream. My first visit there was actually a couple months ago and I absolutely loved it! I have some family and friends there, they reside in Bedford Hills.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Alot of those white collar jobs have been laid off, it's not a stable market right now, not even in New York City.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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You're going to need a lot more ambition than being an admin assistant to survive the greater NYC area over the long haul. Many administrative and desk jobs are being off-sited to other states like Vermont, Utah and so on. If you're a business student, try getting into banking (ie, lending). Or as steven r. has mentioned previously, get into a technical field that cannot be shipped out.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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You're going to need a lot more ambition than being an admin assistant to survive the greater NYC area over the long haul. Many administrative and desk jobs are being off-sited to other states like Vermont, Utah and so on. If you're a business student, try getting into banking (ie, lending). Or as steven r. has mentioned previously, get into a technical field that cannot be shipped out.
Im not trying to be a administrative ass't. for the rest of my life, im looking for a starter job just to get things going
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Move here!!! Its your dream you said? Follow them....you only live once. As for the job situation, if you have a degree you should be fine. I would not wait, you can find a job waiting tables, temp work or nanny till you find something full time that you desire. No employer or recruiter is going to bother with the whole re-lo, plenty of talent locally.

Best of luck!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Why move to Westchester, though? We are nearly or more expensive as parts of the boroughs, have less going on, and you'll need to pony up several hundred for a metro north pass.

The job market for low-level professionals is no better here than the rest of the country, thouh.
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