Originally Posted by SkyscraperGuru
This interests me, people are having trouble finding jobs in the Philadelphia area - Yet the population continues to climb (and it's growth is speeding up too).
The business taxes should certainly be lowered, we need some office buildings (preferably 1000ft+) in the city in my opinion, the city really needs to drop those taxes.
Me: Ivy League education. 10+ years experience in Operations Management and Transformation, Strategy, and Project Management. Post graduate coursework (non-degree) in Business, professional certification (PMP). I've managed and successfully transformed organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and hundreds of employees, for a multi-billion dollar company.
I can't find work here in Philadelphia or it's environs. I'm up to 100 resumes submitted. I've interviewed for jobs in Seattle, LA, and Denver. I've had only 4 interviews in the Philadelphia area, one of which I got through 4 rounds, yes 4 full day rounds to ultimately lose out to the other "finalist". I've been unemployed for a year. Spent the first 6 months traveling the world and the last six months looking for a job. I should be employed. I am not.
The fact that I'm unemployed, in my opinion, means there is something seriously wrong with this economy. I've applied for five jobs at Comcast alone, in its Business Operations unit...jobs that I am more than qualified to fill. I've been rejected for 3 of them. I received 1 rejection a day after I hit submit on Comcast's website. The job is still open (it was just re-posted on TheLadders today). I've yet to hear about the most recent two.
I guess Comcast doesn't want me because it would rather fill the job with a Drexel or Temple alum. No offense, but this must be one of the reasons why top grads by-pass Philadelphia for other cities. Because frankly, the employers here don't give them the respect they should garner in the marketplace.
It's very frustrating.
On that note, I'm available for work. So, if anyone has an interesting opening in his/her firm that he/she thinks I might be qualified for, let me know (PM me). At this point, I'd even be willing to come on as a 1099B contractor (which sucks) to prove my worth, hopefully for a full-employee position down the road.
If this persists, it's back to grad school for me (MBA).