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    Planning jobs in Iraq

    Does anybody know how difficult is it to get an urban planning job with the The Iraq Reconstruction
    Management Office / state department in iraq? Am applying right now and submitted my resume yesterday. They require a masters or bachelors with experience?

    Any advice would be helpful.
    Thanks

    J.C.

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    There is a reconstruction going on there? I thought they were only doing demolition.

    Umm, there was a recent thread from someone doing Iraq planning, you might try PMing them.
    "Future events such as these will affect you in the future."

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    How many years of experiance do you have?

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    Experience

    BA Geography/Urban Planning
    3.5 years on the job experience
    1 semister of grad school in Urban Planning program

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    I would be asking "how difficult is it to DO meaningful planning in Iraq?"
    If you do go, with 3,5 years of experience, you're going to a learn an awful lot in an awful short space of time, and a good deal of it will hasten the process of "cynisization" of your view of planning. With the right attitude it could be a tremendously positive experience...with the wrong one, a real knock (for your own professional career).

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