I finally have a job. 14 long months later. It requires my family relocating, but in this economy I can't be choosey. I'll be working as a land planner and government liaison with a private environmental planning firm working with Marine Corp bases. It's something new and I'm so ready to get back to work. I look forward to meeting my future fellow NCAPA Region 6 members soon.
So, now that I'm employed I want to share with you some of my resources and links I've used along the way. You probably know most of them, but on my blog, www.pioneerplanning.com , you can find the whole list. Feel free to use them and if you have luck with them let me know.
Congrats Tide! Thanks for the heads up. This really helps us planners seeking the next steps or those who are still looking. Good luck!
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Congrats from another ExPat Jersey Boy.
Congratulations Tide, and good luck with the new endeavour. Hope the relocation goes smoothly for you and your family.
The blog is interesting. Looks like a good way to 1) keep active 2) market yourself 3) make yourself more googleable 4) establish a nascent entrepreneurship. Nice work. (I'd have added a land use component to the state fair pics, but that's me.)
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Congrats on the new job! Hopefully the move will go smoothly for you and the family!!
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Great news, Tide! Best of luck to you. -:clink:-
Good to have you back on the side of the employed, Tide!
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As somebody who served 6-years in the Marine Corps, most of it at Camp Lejeune, I can say that planning with them should be a blast!
Seriously though, I always thought working at one of the bases in facilities,planning, or environmental, etc. would be pretty interesting... Now if only I could convince the wife to move to NC!
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Congrats from a former NC planner
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Good luck on your new job.
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I have a non-planning interview later this week. After the phone conversation, it sounds very promising. I already have my eye on this great pet-friendly downtown loft, right on the bus line to the office, 1 block from the entertainment and arts district, and close to the lakefront. Sweetness. Cross your fingers for me.
Congrats Tide. Thats wonderful news
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I'm all for the downtown living - efficiencies of time and money can't be understated. We don't live in a loft, but we moved downtown (such as it is) three years ago and its had a VERY dramatic impact on our life. For the better. Two blocks to work and the kids' school. Similarly sweet (for a 41 year old guy married with children - "excitement" has taken on a new meaning these days). But I did get to go see Dweezil Zappa (playing his father's music) on a whim last Monday - just had to ride 8 blocks to get there!
Good luck with the interview!
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Tide: Congrats from a fellow NCAPA Region 6 member! I am sure we'll cross paths soon enough.
Mrs. Cardinal has a program to help people find new jobs. Somebody she worked with just a few months ago was hired to do work overseas, was almost immediately promoted, and is now hiring a number of people in the project manager/engineering/construction oversight fields. I will pass along information when she learns more.
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Belated congrats on the new job! Glad to see you are working again. Good luck and glad to see you get to stay in the Carolinas.(missing the Carolinas as I look out my office window watching the snow blowing around)