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Subject:RE: Can this career be saved? From:"Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> To:<becca -at- di -dot- org>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> Date:Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:55:57 -0400
Always opt for the job as it will have more impact on your resume than a
certificate. I have yet to hire anyone because they had a certificate, but I
have hired individuals because they had work experience.
Whitmore Lake....I'm originally from Belleville. It was a farm town of 1,700
people when I left. I visited in several years ago on my way to Ludington
and Hoooo Booooyyyy has that little place grown. The one constant is
5-points is still confusing and the lake is still dirty.
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From: Becca [mailto:becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:48 AM
To: becca -at- di -dot- org; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com; Al
Subject: RE: Can this career be saved?
--- On Tue, 6/7/11, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> If you're around Ann Arbor, that
> place didn't experience the downturn that Flint and the auto company
> towns did. I think this is partly due to U of M (GO BLUE) and the many
> technology companies surrounding the city. (I have many fond memories
> of AA.) The only problem with trying to get work in Ann Arbor is it IS
> a college town, so they can get writers/engineers/and so on fairly
Thanks, Al. I am just north of Ann Arbor, in Whitmore Lake, but I'm also
willing to drive, at least to a certain extent (not sure I'm willing to
drive into downtown Detroit).
I think I'm going to pursue two tracks simultaneously: go for the
certificate, and job hunt at the same time. If I get a job in the middle of
the term, I'll either negotiate flex time to finish the classes (depending
on how useful they are) or just drop the class in favor of the job.
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