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Posted on 11/22/2008 1:01:47 PM PST by B4Ranch
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Thinking of starting my own business. Is the any literature out there on the types of business to start. Also any ‘Starting a business for dummies’ type book.
I’m in the process of opening a small portrait studio. Please pray for my success. I have earned less than $9,000 from real estate in the past 16 months. Savings are nearly all gone.
Also, if you're a veteran, be sure to contact the veterans specialist at your local EDD office. (AFAIK, each EDD ofice has a person dedicated to assisting veterans in job search, resume prep, interviewing tips, etc.)
Are there any websites out there that can show you where the highest demand is for a particular job skill? As an example; where are plumbers in highest demand? Nurses? Accountants? Is there such a site?
I have no idea. I have a bookmark http://www.allmyfaves.com/ that had all these links on it so I posted them hoping I could help someone find a job.
...I’ve been in commercial, residential construction for 30 years as a sub-contractor. I’m back to shoveling and sweeping sh-t for $7 an hour. My picture will be on the cover of Dummies. I should have stayed in college...
This site uses web bots to aggregate listings from a wide variety of other job listing sites, from governmental job banks to monster. During my “scare” earlier in the year, I found Simply Hired and Indeed to be the best of the lot, particularly if you save your search and subscribe for a daily e-mail of new or updated listings that fit your search criteria.
Will do...as well, hoping that recessionary times don't keep potential customers away.
Both my daughters are looking for jobs. One of them is a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Communications and the my older daughter (turned 30 today) graduated from Nursing School in June with an AAS in Nursing. I try all those job sites. It is so frustrating because most of the listings are “agencies”. If you find a “private employer” they want 5-7 years experience plus a Bachelor’s Degree for a job as a receptionist that pays $25K per year. That’s not much if you live in NYC like we do. The nursing jobs are even more difficult to come by. You need to speak Spanish, Mandarin or Russian.
I just followed your link... over 3.6 million jobs nationwide! :)
Sometimes it is time to leave where you are and find jobs elsewhere. and agency jobs can lead to work
...There is another thread that I saw earlier on this issue. I thought months ago to start a thread on FR to see if FR had a network for those looking or hiring FReepers that may be looking for employment. Haven’t been here for a while, but, I’m glad that this community is providing a service to help “FReepers in need”. G-d bless our Free Republic...
“Im in the process of opening a small portrait studio. Please pray for my success. I have earned less than $9,000 from real estate in the past 16 months. Savings are nearly all gone.”
You better open it this weekend because you only have a few weeks to cash in on the Christmas rush for portraits. After that you won’t have much business at all.
Careful with drawing too many conclusions from that. I’m not sure I understand why, but many corporations have open positions advertised that remain open for very lengthy periods of time, to the point that I wonder if there is any intention of filling them, or if the jobs actually exist at all. Governmental job listings are notorious for this.
I’ve found that you can weed out allot of the agencies by just googling the phone number in the ad.
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