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Want a GIS Job? It’s Time to Get Political.

A large majority of GIS jobs exist in local government – state, province, county, parish, city, territory, village, or hamlet. This statement shouldn’t be something new to you though. If you’re looking for a GIS job, local government is a very good starting point. The problem is that you and every other qualified GIS professional knows this. To complicate matters, whether you want to admit it or not, politics may enter into the mix as to whether you find out about a job or even get an interview. So get friendly with those who may have political connections. That can never hurt your chances at getting your dream GIS job…

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2 Responses to “Want a GIS Job? It’s Time to Get Political.”

  • Khalifa says:

    Dear Sir HR Manager,

    I beg you to demand for a job in geographic information science (GIS) Senior GIS DB Analyst . I have a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing from the University of New England, Australia year 2010. I graduated from the Faculty of Applied Science allocated geographically year 2000. In addition, I have persistent desire from the possibilities that qualify me to work in this position, and to engage in this profession. I hope you will be able to give my application your favorable consideration.

    Yours Sincerely

  • Minhem Ghieh says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I’ve been seeking a job opportunity at your company. Im working now at Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners as GIS Analyst:

    oCollecting Data
    oConversion and Maintenance of GIS database
    oConducting spatial queries and analysis
    oMap production with cartographic quality

    Looking forward to for a better postion and more experience.



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