Looking for contacts in finance positions in Columbia, SC. Specifically budget or financial analysts within corporate offices.
Thanks for any assistance.
I think Thom's point about remote offices is very valid and should definitely be considered.
Have you done much searching on LinkedIn? Either for companies, jobs, or people located in/near Columbia, SC? One way is to look for Veterans that work in Columbia doing the same type of roles (use "Past Employer" and "Location" filters to narrow this down). And then possibly reaching out to these people for discussions and introductions about what they do/what they know about hiring.
Additionally, LinkedIn does offer the premium version to Vets for a year free (I think). I also recommend the "2-Hour Job Search" by Steve Dalton to learn some LinkedIn tricks too. Hope that helps!
Hi Robert- I can't help you with Columbia, specifically, but have you looked into remote roles? Traditional consultants and outsourcers, such as IBM, often allow you to work from home and travel to client sites as needed. And of course many non-consulting companies are realizing the value of a remote workforce due to the reduced overhead they get from people working from home, not to mention the best in class talent that doesn't have to relocate (this is where you come in). So perhaps you find a really good job with Kroger here in Cincinnati but are not interested in relocating- ask them if you can remain in Columbia and work remotely. Chances are most employers have recognized how easy it is have a remote workforce and, if you're the top talent they're looking for, they may agree to it.
Of course, this assumes that a) you're interested in working remotely, and b) are willing to possibly travel more. I've worked remotely for the past 10 years and love it, though I've had periods of time when I've been on the road 4 out of 5 days a week for several months. That makes it hard to get to soccer games and dance recitals for my kids. But there have also been stretches when I haven't traveled at all, and I must say, working in sweatpants and a baseball hat is pretty darn comfortable. Good luck!
I will check that video out by Steve Dalton. I have not watched that.
I think I am pretty active on LI and also have the premium account. I have worked to identify people in the area who are with businesses that interest me, connected with some and follow on discussion with few. Follow on discussion is the most challenging, will keep engaging. I have Indeed account to help with researching
openings in the area too.
Thank you for the advice. I have heard that remote roles might be the best option for me to keep in mind during my employment search. I know I limit opportunities when I opt not to relocate, honestly not too excited about traveling alot right now either. I chose to retire so I could be at home for the last two years my son is at home, as I was not around much the last 15 years. Neither physically or mentally. Being home everyday and during the weekend I feel is best for me. Maybe I will search for part time roles instead of full time. Or maybe not work at all for a little bit. Hard for me to commit to something specific right now. Thanks again for your assistance.
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