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Advice, Moving from Chicago to Vegas

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by victor1229, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. victor1229

    victor1229 Newbie

    Feb 28, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    I am looking for advice on landing a job in Las Vegas by the early spring. I am a life long Chicagoan who has spent the last 21 years as a Radio Personality, DJ, Promotions Assistant, Marketer,Programmer and Public Speaker. My resume includes 10 years ranked #1, 4 major endorsements including Apple, Bally's, Motorola, and Coca Cola, 2006 guest appearance on Oprah (Debt Diet) and NBC Dateline, countless community service awards, and a long list of interviews including two Presidents. Here is the issue..I was hired onto radio right out of High School so all my training and skills I learned on the job therefore no collage degree. Syndication has killed 75% of local talent so many of us were let go not due to our performance but to save money in a dying industry. I am looking for a fresh start and I believe my skills would bring wining results to any Casino, Promotions/Marketing firm, Night Club, Sports, or Public Relations firm if given the chance. My resume has baffled headhunters and temp agency's and as exciting as my background looks they have no clue what to do with me. I am a winner and I am seeking advice on who I might want to reach out to where my skills can make a positive impact. I am looking to relocate asap and I am very open to starting on a entry level. I would just like a chance to work.

    Any Suggestions...

  2. vegasbound

    vegasbound Moderator

    Mar 3, 2002
    Las Vegas
    You certainly have the right attitude. Bring that with you to panel interviews and you'll be sure to impress. Truth is degrees mean little in Vegas, education just isn't a priority. Experience speaks volumes, but being upbeat, positive and willing to work is the winning combination. Scan the employment opportunities on the various company websites. You might consider Zappos and The Convention and Visitors Authority too.

    The only catch, really, is that you are incredibly unlikely to land any position before relocating. Your plan wasn't clear in your post, but I got the feeling you'd like to have job security before making the move. That's just not a reality for most, consider it your first gamble.

    My husband I moved from Chicago ten years ago with nothing more than hope for a better life. Fortunately, our gamble paid off, we've never looked back.

    Good luck!
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