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more on the move to seattle

ok, so honestly, im going back and forth on this seattle thing.
i spoke with dad, who is VERY unhappy that I'm going to be living in a bad area of Harlem, and is even more unhappy about my work situation. I think I mentioned in a previous post that he offered to pay for James and I to move to Boise.

While this is not a possibility I could live with, I did follow up with him on the idea of helping us move to Seattle. He said that I would need to get a job Seattle first and then he would consider helping me move. "Use the internet!" he said. As we all know, it is EXTREMELY unlikely that someone would hire me before I move there. However, I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on resources to help me find employment in Seattle. (Besides hotjobs, monster, careerbuilder, etc) Are there any places I should check online that are exclusively seattle.

Also, if anyone works in Seattle, I wanted to ask if there were any openings at your company. I want to clarify that since it seems there are more and more posters claiming that i am so selfish and whiny i dont get what i want (although who cares..this is MY journal, so i can be as whiny as the next person..and we all know we are!!) but my point is, im not looking for someone to give me a job. I would just like some advise on where to start, and if you had any leads, i would be happy to follow up on them myself. I appreciate any postings.


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Aug. 4th, 2002 01:46 pm (UTC)
I had three interviews and two job offers before I ever moved to NYC by using the NY Times online. I'd check Sunday's edition and then Sunday night fax my resume and cover letters that way they were first thing anyone saw Monday morning. I'd follow up with envelopes on Monday or Tuesday which would of course arrive a few days later and refresh their memories. Worked out pretty well. I got a decent job, worked a few years and decided to leave. Did the same thing again. Of course you have to work them to line up the interviews all in a day or two so you could fly out, interview and fly home. So check for the largest papers around there. Read the business sections, see who is growing, who just hired. Go back a few months, maybe the person they hired 4 months ago didn't work out and you can call.

Don't forget to check smaller cities. You can be close to the big action enough to visit the larger ones, get some of the nice things about city living, but pay a lot less and be a bigger fish in a smaller pond so to speak. Moving to Seattle might not be the fix you're looking for, but then again maybe it is.
Aug. 4th, 2002 02:33 pm (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2002 03:50 pm (UTC)
Is there any possibility of a transfer at your current job to the Seattle area? It may not be the job you want to stay at but it will pay the bills until you get settled in and you'd have time to find a better job and then put in for your resignation. Beyond that, some jobs you can do like a telephone interview or even a web interview, so that is a possibility. I can't advise you on the job front since I don't live in Seattle nor have I ever had to look for a job. :( Best of luck though.
Aug. 4th, 2002 06:41 pm (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2002 06:51 pm (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2002 08:54 pm (UTC)
Live journal help
Last post, I promise. Try using Live Journal. They have Seattlejobs or Seattle
Aug. 5th, 2002 03:00 am (UTC)
job search
you might want to modify your strategy a bit. line up interviews for ANY job. once you get there take ANY offer. THEN begin your search for THE job.
Aug. 5th, 2002 05:00 am (UTC)
you might try looking for job postings with the federal government, just find the federal building in NYC.
low pay (to start) great benefits, great securtiy. offices all over the world, including seattle. go take a test for something that seems interesting, they're fun and easy to ace.
good luck.
Aug. 5th, 2002 10:08 am (UTC)
thank you everyone for your helps!!!
i do appreciate it!
Aug. 7th, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)
Try www.idealist.org (for kick-ass nonprofit jobs). It worked for Stacy!
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