Ideas on how to find a new job in a new town.

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  1. matt121matt121

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    I just recently moved to South Florida, Around the Fort Lauderdale area, and I have no real idea of how to find a real job.

    I would love to do something that has something to do with water, weither it be scuba, swimming, surfing, whatever really.

    I just know that I really would prefer to not have to do something such as front line customer service like a hotel front desk, or something that is a cubical job like a call center, as i've done those two things, and really want something that is real, though if I had to pick one of those working with people in person is better than over the phone.

    I have a Bachelor's degree in Business-Entrepreneurship.
    Have done work as a Lifeguard, Hotel Front Desk, Real Estate Agent, Life Insurance call center, Promotions work.

    Any contacts, recommendations, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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    You should be out befriending any person that works in the industry of "aqua". You have the water parks. You have a bunch of hotels with swimming pools and private beaches. Try meeting hotel management for those types of lifeguard positions. There are also retirement communities who have swimming pools who need lifeguards and maybe teach swimming.

    Put some applications for the scuba diving companies. Inquire about on-the-job training.
     
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    Matt, are you scuba certified? With the marine industry here in South Florida, there are plenty of opportunities. Are you mechanically inclined? Do you mind getting dirty/greasy/etc at work? Just a thought; a friend's son worked as a marine technician & used his scuba cert. to get a job working on yachts.
     
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    Yes I am scuba certified.

    If you mean mechanically inclined as far as like engines and things then I'd probably say no.

    I can deal with getting dirty, lol. I mean with my promotions job I was always covered in coffee, hot chocolate, syrup, whatever, and with my recent short lived position I was covered in fish lol.

    Yachts sounds cool, wouldn't mind something in the tourism industry. I looked at some scuba places but from the ones I talked to you have to already be scuba instructor certified.
     
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    Why do I get the impression this was an out call "promotions" job? :tongue:
     
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    not sure exactly what you mean, but it was with a regular company, promoting a large corporation, for legal pay, at public events, so it was nothing dirty, kinky, or anything like that at all.
     
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    It's a joke Matt. Think about what you wrote. :smile:
     
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    Update:

    Its been alittle while since I've updated this thread.

    So right after I started it in April I got an Internship Position in the field of Animal Training, where I was involved with animals, daily scuba diving, etc, etc.

    Unfortunately, after a very short period of time, I was caught in a string of unfortunate events, so I was unable to complete that opportunity. Which in actuality is probably a blessing in disguise.

    So now I'm fully recovered from the events, and think I finally have a new focus.

    I have decided that I would like to get involved with the marketing/advertising/promotions industry. Would be great if it was in the fields of scuba/surfing/swimming, but that's definitely not required.

    So now I just need to try to put together a list of actual workable job titles/career paths, so I know what to specify on my resume/cover letter what I'm actually looking for rather than just using a general objective.

    Any new ideas would be great? I've been trying to work on making some contacts in the industry for informational conversation purposes, so hopefully something will come from that, but just wanted to update this thread also.
     
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