January 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm #171765
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Happy Hiring!January 6, 2010 at 10:27 pm #171802
The general concensus is optimistic here in denver/northern colorado as well for the most part.January 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm #171801
Likewise here in the San Francisco Bay Area.January 7, 2010 at 1:51 am #171800
I went and talked to a firm here in the Phoenix area and one of the two owners said he was not ready to hire yet but things here were also looking better.January 7, 2010 at 5:38 am #171799
To my knowledge things here in Phoenix haven’t picked up enough to bring on more staff. Most places are barely squeaking by and are choosing to bring on any new employees on a contract basis only. I know of many offices that are down to the principals/ directors and even they wonder how things will turn out. Projects are coming in but not as fast as we’d like. Firms that are national or international have had a better ride through the storm but even they’ve unfortunately had to reduce staff.
If going back to school to get a master’s degree of PHD is an option, I’d go for it. It never hurts and it does open up more opportunities, especially in the teaching sector.
The word on the street here is maybe the second quarter of this year is when things will pick up. Let’s hope that’s true!January 9, 2010 at 12:29 am #171798
Hey, we just got two new job listings over on Land8.net! Check them out here – http://www.land8.net/job_listing.phpJanuary 9, 2010 at 3:06 am #171797
Well, maybe a few did and most of them are not around anymore to tell us how bad it really was. I’m doing my part, actually putting money INTO my savings account for the first time in over 6 months. I think the tide is shifting, though I doubt we’re looking at a v-shaped recovery, maybe more like a ‘U’…but hopefully not a ‘W’ or worse, an ‘M.’January 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm #171796
Wes Arola, RLAParticipant
I picked up an entry level position in October. Stay hopeful, and perseverance is a MUST. I had been searching since the beginning of 09 with a very strong entry level portfolio and resume with a degree from one of the best schools on the west coast.January 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm #171795
I managed to find a planning job, and although I am not getting my experience requirements right now for the LARE (because I am not working under a licensed LA) I am still getting great experience with regards to the permitting process, not to mention dealing with people under stressful situations. I had to sell myself a little bit at first, as they didn’t realize how much similarity there is between landscape architecture and planning, but now they are letting me do a greenway plan for the city. I am also patiently educating people every day that we do a lot more than landscaping.January 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm #171794
Jennifer de GraafParticipant
I hope you’re right! I haven’t heard much different from 2009, but am hopeful that this is the year.January 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm #171793
The company that I talked to isn’t flourishing by any means at the moment, but the principle that I talked to said that the future was looking a little brighter than it had been in the past that is why I said that things here in PHX are starting to look better.January 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm #171792
Nicely done! It looks like your firm has a lot of sports facilities and parks under their belt.January 11, 2010 at 7:10 am #171791
Nice! Good to know we have someone working on the “inside”… : )January 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm #171790
David Michael DiazParticipant
What about Atlanta? I have been relentlesly looking since September ’08. The most frustrating thing about the search is that few of the employers respond to your inquiries. I understand there are many people applying, but I would much rather they say the job is filled than just use the “Don’t call us, we’ll call you ” approach. I’ll have to admit, once we do pull out of this downturn, I will not forget the companies who had the courtesy to give me a professional response. I will also not forget the ones who did not.January 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm #171789
I also keep my folio ‘friends only’ now. I’ve gotten myself in some trouble in the past regarding sharing (too much) information via a public forum. Land8 googles very well.
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