Re: Best location for new graduates?

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 17:05:09 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 22, 1:21 pm, kevx <> wrote:
> I'm just finishing up my B.A. in database technologies, and I've been
> looking for my first position in the field. There are lots of Oracle
> jobs in my area (Tampa, FL) but no one seems to be interested in new
> graduates with no experience. I've heard that other areas in the US
> aren't as competitive and often hire entry level with little or no
> experience. Doe's anyone have any suggestions as to where I should look
> and possibly move?
> Thank you!

I agree with David. I'd add, you are more likely to find a job if you look for a programming job in a specific skill you have, as opposed to a DBA job. Headhunters and most classified and job sites everywhere will likely want experience. You need to ask people you know (including your former teachers and anyone else you can network with) where you can apply the skills you have. Keep at it, eventually you will find someone desperate for one of the hot skills cheap, even as the economy comes crashing down around us. I got my first computer job when interest rates for home loans were 20%, through friend's dad.


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