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Posted on 01/30/2010 5:05:45 PM PST by Cindy
It's a new year and time for a new thread.
If you're looking for a job and/or a career; this is the thread for you -- so bookmark it and tell others about this thread.
Updates will be ongoing.
Wife is looking for a job as a paralegal in the Wash. DC area. Been nearly a year now, a few nibbles but no bites. She has a MS in criminal justice, I don’t know what the issue is.
Thanks for sharing. I am at such a dysfunctional company and am looking to bail out as are the two other sensible people there.
Will take any job doing anything at this stage..
Previous threads with good links and suggestions:
“ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB?”
Various ^ | August 2, 2009 | Various
Posted on August 2, 2009 9:28:37 PM PDT by Cindy
“Are you looking for a job?”
careerbuilder.com/ ^ | n/a | n/a
Posted on November 22, 2008 1:01:47 PM PST by B4Ranch
I’m sorry to hear that.
Well maybe your wife can surf the links above.
Maybe there will be a bite or two.
I have a decent job yet I have been relegated to the office until things pick up.
I am also attending culinary school and I am looking to pick up a second job when I am finished.
I am located in Ogden, UT
My personal motto in life is, “Don’t quit your job until you find another one.”
I hope the links above will help.
The links above should be helpful.
I know at one point of my life I had 4 part-time jobs until I got the career job I was looking for.
After a long year and some change, my actual job is almost ready to greenlight but now I seem to be encountering the most resistance from certain elements of HQ who apparently want this branch to fail. However I am pegged for field work sometimes and that makes things more tolerable. I am still working on laying plans to go work for myself and building some clients.
ON THE INTERNET:
Are you looking for a CHEF-related job?
Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.
Here’s a START UP guide to starting your own business Wally Bert:
Sign up for an annual membership on the genealogy websites (like ancestry.com) and then offer your services in the local paper...such services being the research of family genealogy.
Many folks are willing to pay for such research but cannot or will not learn the intricacies of such sites and, as such, are unwilling to make long-term commitments to such sites that are often needed.
Use your imagination...and good luck!
Network, attend receptions, parties, DC Bar functions, voluntary bar, Court stuff. Even though unemployment is "low" in DC, in a tough economy it's more, not less, of "who you know."
There's the temp-to-permanent route, too.
Just thinking out loud. All the best to your wife andyou.
That does sound interesting.
Thank you SonOfDarkSkies.
Thank you PubliusMM.
Thanks Cindy. It is appreciated. As long as I can survive 0’s war on freedom, it just might happen.
Thank you for posting this. I’ve spent the past year in job limbo - IOW, my company has been waiting on a system conversion which is supposed to eliminate my job position but this “better” system that was supposed to be ready last June may not be in place until this coming June and, while the company won’t say what their future plans are for me and my work group, some here just assume we’ll be laid off.
So, while I may get lucky and not be job-hunting, I’ve lived with the threat of job loss ever since last winter.
Good luck to all of you who are job-hunting. If you go strictly by unemployment figures, the region of North Dakota-South Dakota-Nebraska is the best for finding a job. Here in Texas, our unemployment rate is still in the 8% range but we are seeing a ton of out-of-state plates down here which are either conservatives fleeing their liberal hellholes or liberals fleeing their current hellholes to create new high-crime, high-tax hellholes down here.
Don’t forget LinkedIn. It’s a boon for people like me who find face to face networking a bit daunting.
Best of luck to you Wally Bert.
I’ve heard from others that worry about layoffs.
When I was concerned about being laid off, (ages ago — due to the economy): I did watch the job ads even though I was still employed.
It gave me a sense of comfort and directions knowing what I could do if I had to do it.
It’s on the list there below the “jobcentral” link.
Ogden. Hill AFB needs workers. Always.
If it fits.
When I told her that I had taken several branches back a thousand years, she was apoplectic.
I tried to explain Ancestry.com to her, but she's not a computer friendly person.
That said, I was lucky to escape with my life (she wanted me to spend the rest of it on hers).
In all seriousness (almost), she was insatiable in her desire for hunting down her ancestors. She was hungry not just for the nobility...she wanted to know about all the scoundrels (and in my family--like all families--there are plenty of those). ;-)
ADDING a link to post no. 2:
Smiling at you...
It wasn’t until a funeral that I found out my grandfather’s name was really “Poe.”
I understand what you mean about computers.
My dear departed step-mother used to say when I tried to tell he about real events in the news, “Cindy, where do you get these things?”
It wasn’t a compliment, but then, she listened to Brian Williams for the news because “he’s such a nice young man — good looking and soft-spoken.”
Ping for later
“Upcoming Job Fairs”
by Rose Ann Haven
Published: Fri, January 22, 2010 - 4:01 pm CST
Short URL: http://wkrg.com/667186
SNIPPET: “Here’s another good lead. Raine says The Career Center is teaming up with The South Alabama Regional Planning Commission for a huge jobs fair.
It’s April 23rd at The Mobile Civic Center. They’ll have 75 vendors from all over the region...Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida taking job applications.”
Thank you Mike.
Good. Thank you Ellendra.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 3:18pm EST
“Youth job fair to be held Feb. 13”
Business First of Louisville
SNIPPET: “KentuckianaWorks will host its Youth Opportunity Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
The annual event connects Louisville-area employers with job seekers ages 16 to 21. Last year, it drew about 3,000 attendees.
There is no charge to attend or to reserve a booth.
So far, about 40 businesses and public agencies have agreed to participate in the upcoming showcase, and booth space still is available.
Employers will offer a combination of summer employment and year-round, part-time employment, as well as mentoring and internship opportunities for volunteers.”
Ok I just looked through entrepreneur.com and found 2 businesses for my 15 year old daughter and one for my 18 year old daughter - organizing closets and organizing garages, and painting designer storage boxes, respectively. They’re both already excited and I’m starting to research things to get them started. That was FUN!!!
In a final ironic twist, one of the wooden grandstands set up for Londoners to watch Lovats execution collapsed resulting in several deaths before Lovat himself went to the gallows.
Here's the Wm. Hogarth etching (that hangs in my hall) of the head of the Fraser clan of Scotland...pretender to the crown...
Now that’s cool.
Yep, there are a lot of jobs for all ages — but one just has to look.
Thanks for the feedback.
Our company is hiring sparingly but it is across the board.
It should be on anyone’s list as far as persistence goes.
“L.A. officials clear the way for LAPD to hire more DNA analysts”
By Joel Rubin
January 27, 2010
As I said upthread, a huge part of genealogy is learning about the great scoundrels in one's blood (and believe me...there are plenty to go around).
Seems folks are much more interested in the great stories of the bloodlines than just the noble veins (and there isn't a mutually exclusive quality to scoundrels and nobility, is there).
People love stories...and when such stories involve their own family, all the better.
That's why I think there is a great opportunity for Freepers to make a decent living doing a little archaeological digging into the past.
It's kinda like being the National Enquirer of genealogy!
ADDING 3 links:
I’ve been trying to get back into Funeral Service for a while, but it’s been more difficult than I anticipated. The business has changed a lot, going from mom-and-pop operations to big ol’ corporate entities.
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