Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > So,I moved to Tampa 2 weeks ago...

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

Lookin' for stuff to do...Places to see...
But what I really need to do is find a job...
Yep,
a real,9-5,m-f freakin job!!
Been cruising Craigslist,Snag-a-Job,Posting my resume everywhere...
I know something will come along eventually but,I'm just itching to have some structure and some income...mostly income:)...
My professional background is in shipping/receiving/warehouse/E-Commerce
type stuff...
Any ideas are appreciated...
How did you find your job after a re-location???

Apr 29 13 03:36 pm Link

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Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15702

Orlando, Florida, US

Why did you leave Orlando? No jobs here?

Apr 29 13 03:55 pm Link

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Amber Dawn - Colorado

Posts: 6243

Castle Rock, Colorado, US

You moved BEFORE finding a job?

Apr 29 13 03:58 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

It gets even more stupid...LOL
I only have about $2000 to my name...
And I'm goin' thru that mighty quickly...
I have 3-4 interviews per week but...then they want a second interview and
then...I don't know what...it's a slow freakin' process!
I have another second interview tomorrow and a first interview on Wednesday.

I left Orlando because the wife of the couple that I shared the place with
is going thru Chemo treatments and wanted some private space for a while.
I was never that crazy about Orlando anyway...I like to be nearer the oceans/beaches/water...

I'm gettin' a bit antsy...sittin' in my hotel room and sending resumes off into
cyber-space.

Apr 29 13 04:22 pm Link

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11593

Wilmington, Delaware, US

For some reason CareerBuilder.com has always been the best source for finding jobs. Networking is great but being new there makes that kinda tough. Still, you might mention to people you meet that you are new in town and looking for a job. You never know what might come of it.

Good luck to you. Tampa/St. Pete is a beautiful place. I hope you are very happy there.

Apr 29 13 04:52 pm Link

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OwenImages

Posts: 3826

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Welcome!  Post in the Tampa thread.  I'm on Indian Rocks Beach.  We will be having a Meet & Greet in June on a Saturday so keep an eye out for that.  Good luck!

Apr 29 13 05:03 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

I was over in the "Indian Rocks " area the other day...a small section called
"Bellaire"...really,really nice area.Looked at an apartment...good sized 1 BDR/1Ba
for $615 mo...$500 deposit...small swimming pool and laundry on site...Publix only about 300 yards away...Pinellas Trail was around 1.5 miles away (I'm a cyclist!).
I liked the area enough to actually live there...IF I can find a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 29 13 05:34 pm Link

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EdwinR Photography

Posts: 3151

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

billy badfinger wrote:
I was over in the "Indian Rocks " area the other day...a small section called
"Bellaire"...really,really nice area.Looked at an apartment...good sized 1 BDR/1Ba
for $615 mo...$500 deposit...small swimming pool and laundry on site...Publix only about 300 yards away...Pinellas Trail was around 1.5 miles away (I'm a cyclist!).
I liked the area enough to actually live there...IF I can find a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

take what ever you can for now... as they say it is easier to find a job when you have a job... but i know it is much easier for me to sit here when i have a job.. dont mean to sound flippent... btw welcome to Tampa area... hope this town is good to ya'...and Bellaire.. def a high priced area..if you ever want to slum it.. come to St Pete... plenty of affordable... salvation army style place so stay..lol..

good luck...

Apr 29 13 05:47 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

Thanks for that!
I'm NOT being that picky really...I could have started at a telemarketing place
the other day but....NOBODY LIKES those people!!!
I may still try it for a bit just to keep the bank account away from $0.00...

Any of you know anything about HSN?

Apr 29 13 06:06 pm Link

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NounStudio

Posts: 1605

Sarasota, Florida, US

billy badfinger wrote:
Thanks for that!
I'm NOT being that picky really...I could have started at a telemarketing place
the other day but....NOBODY LIKES those people!!!
I may still try it for a bit just to keep the bank account away from $0.00...

Any of you know anything about HSN?

one of the girls that works for me... her boyfriend got hired in there.  he seemed to like it fine (but ended up at a different job that he had applied for earlier).

Apr 29 13 06:10 pm Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

All good info you guys...thanks for the welcome and good will.
Well...I'm off to an interview with West Marine over on Cypress and D. Mabry
...Huge worldwide Company that is growing...$10.50 hr. to start and It's close enough to ride my bike!...wish me LUCK!!!

Apr 30 13 07:12 am Link

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Gulag

Posts: 1250

Duluth, Georgia, US

Base on 2011 & 2012 data from U-Haul, the #1 and #2 move-to destinations are TX and NC. Perhaps more relative high-pay jobs are in TX and NC these days.

Apr 30 13 07:31 am Link

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T

Posts: 53557

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Good luck on your new journey.

Apr 30 13 07:36 am Link

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Image Works Photography

Posts: 2890

Orlando, Florida, US

Finding a job takes time. It took me 8 weeks to land one when I moved to this area. The best thing when on the move is if you work for a large corporation and you can ask for transfers. I like more Orlando than Tampa- its easier for me here to work with models and a lot of fun places to go. One word of caution- employers often google names- you don't want them to have a twat right in their face. Just a heads up smile

Apr 30 13 08:13 am Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36697

Columbus, Ohio, US

Colorado Model Amber wrote:
You moved BEFORE finding a job?

Good friend of mine moved to FL without a job.....he's a millionaire today. People move all the time without jobs. The incentive stays high under those circumstances.

Apr 30 13 08:24 am Link

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Guss W

Posts: 10634

Clearwater, Florida, US

billy badfinger wrote:
...I'm off to an interview with West Marine over on Cypress and D. Mabry
...Huge worldwide Company that is growing...

I wouldn't describe them as growing - more like recovering.  They took quite a hit during the recession, since they sell things that are optional in people's lives.

Try the Target stores.

Apr 30 13 09:35 am Link

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billy badfinger

Posts: 830

Tampa, Florida, US

@Great moments...
Ummm,
Billy Badfinger is not my real name...
and I don't mention that part of my life anywhere on my resume...
In fact,Googling my real name is rather boring...almost nothing shows up!!!


@Gus W...
West Marine has over 300 stores so...HUGE prob isn't the correct word...
BIG is a better description...
But they DO have plans for 2 new stores in Florida alone in the near future.
And while many people see boats and fishing as frivolous luxuries...
for many Floridians their boats are more of a necessary addiction and passion
that often receive more attention than their jobs or families.

Apr 30 13 01:21 pm Link