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Question by Lily: How do I break through to companies and get a job in Boston, MA? I’m experienced marketer w/strong experice
Four + years Marketing experience
Can’t seem to break the Boston job market – recruiters and job boards have gotten me no where.
Answer by itsflotsam
Check out something called Barn-Raising – put that term into your search engine to get the URL (because I think Yahoo won’t post URLs here). At the site, find a session/workshop underwritten by MA Dept of Labor (so you can take it free – it’s usually $ 500 – which is what I did).
The Boston market is weird – “just” four years of experience in just about anything means very little here, where vertical-for-life seems to be the rule in careers.
At least Barn-Raising is a way to get specific about the obstacles you face. You’ll also get a good jump on a network, which it sounds like you might need, even if you don’t quite know it.
Good luck in your search!
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