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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    A year has now come and gone.... never thought it would be this long, 3 months maybe, then 3 months past, maybe by spring, nothing. Currently faced with minimal options and many places that are slow to hire and call back getting a PhD is looking more and more appealing... *sigh* only if I knew this last year.
    From my network of planner friends, this has been a tough recession for public and private sector planners. It is not "you" or a lack of skill sets. I was there in late 08-early 09. Cross training into other areas may not be bad until things pick up. Your state may even pay for it.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    I finally have a job. .. relocating... share with you some of my resources and links I've used along the way. ....
    Hope it's not to Homer AK or some suburban ring drive-o-mania sprawlville edition of Hades. Thanks for the links!

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    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 on the new gig!
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    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 from Section 4! Next NC-APA conference we'll have to have a laefest! I'm sure the other NC Cyburbians will join us! Great news
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    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, Tide!

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    Congrats from another ExPat Jersey Boy.
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    Congratulations Tide, and good luck with the new endeavour. Hope the relocation goes smoothly for you and your family.

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    Roll, Tide!

    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.)

    Please share some magic pixie dust, too.

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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:-

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    Good to have you back on the side of the employed, Tide!
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    Congrats Tide!

    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!

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    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
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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.

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    Congrats Tide. Thats wonderful news
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    Quote Originally posted by Chet View post
    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.
    A non-planning option, eh? Sounds intriguing. Care to share? or do you need to keep it on the down low? As one also working on the periphery of planning, I'm always curious to hear where others have taken it.

    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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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    A non-planning option, eh? Sounds intriguing. Care to share? or do you need to keep it on the down low? As one also working on the periphery of planning, I'm always curious to hear where others have taken it.
    The job is going to stay on the down low for now. But the interview went VERY well today. And by coincidence, one of the two interviewers is the husband and step father of two of the administrative assistants I worked with at a former planning PM job (where Cardinal also worked). I got along great with both of those ladies, so that can't hurt if he happens to go home tonight and mention it over dinner...

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    Tide: Congrats from a fellow NCAPA Region 6 member! I am sure we'll cross paths soon enough.

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    Tide: Congrats from a fellow NCAPA Region 6 member! I am sure we'll cross paths soon enough.
    Maybe tomorrow afternoon?
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    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)

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