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    Two things I'm hoping to get out of this post.

    First, is my LinkedIn profile
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherrobinpeterson/

    I want to someday become a budget analyst...I think. What direction should I start heading in to get there?

    I'm 36, single with no kids and 1 parent gone, the other unemployed so no way to get financial assistance. In fact my current situation has me at Wal-Mart 20 hrs a week weekends to help pay off my massive college debt and afford my health care for a health problem I have.

    Secondly, any advice on finding jobs in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis metro area? I have not done much networking and as of yet have not delved too deep into the workforce centers website that seems to have some advice on there.

    My strategy has so far been to just apply to jobs. Have had 1 interview, 3 contacts out of probably 20 apps. When we get into our slow time at work I will be able to spend more time on the networking stuff. But is there any other strategy I'm missing?

    Not interested in banking or working for a CPA firm.

    Thinking of getting either the CPA or CMA some day, but unless a company would spend a big portion of an MBA cost I cannot afford to get my MBA and have the return on investment pay off.

    With current situation being what it is, is it unreasonable to hope for 23/hr as some sort of accountant, then 3-5 years sr accountant, and then 5 years after that budget analyst?
     

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