I am currently looking for my first planning job, I received my MRP this spring and have a B.A. in Geography, with extensive GIS skills.
At the moment I am approaching 150 job applications sent out, and have been on roughly a half dozen interviews. After each interview I have been told that I am a strong candidate but they have selected someone with more experience. To specify I am looking for work within the Boston or NYC metro areas.
I have had multiple internship and am currently looking to find another one to add to my resume.
So I am asking how did all you gainfully employed planners out there get your first job? If it was recently how did you over come your lack of experience, if it was in better economic times how did you make your self stand out from the crowd?
Any advice, or just tales of glory are welcome as responses to this post.