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Old 19 January 2010, 22:51
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Anyone know anything about Global Personnel Associates?

Evidently this is a placement firm that does headhunting for all varieties of overseas work. I was contacted for an "interview" at which point I found out exactly what the score was. This is just a feeler to see if anyone knows the good, bad, and ugly on these guys. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer.
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Old 20 January 2010, 11:00
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Anybody ever heard of these people? I've been trying to get on a contract for a year now and they promise placement in 30 - 90 days... but I wanna hear some feedback before I give them any money!
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Old 20 January 2010, 11:09
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There are a number of posts on this board where members specifically advise against giving money to placement firms....
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Old 20 January 2010, 11:51
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I've read those posts and thank you. However I've been sending out resumes like its my job for a year now and am beginning to get discouraged. If paying someone $600 to get me back over the water does the job, I'm all in. Just so long as someone out there can confirm that this outfit isn't blowing smoke!
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Old 20 January 2010, 12:38
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SOC - Iraq - TWISS
CSA - Kuwait - Force Protection
Dyncorp - Qatar - Guard Force
TC - Iraq - TWISS (if you already have a Secret clearance)
AGNA - Afghanistan - U.S. Embassy

If you applied to all those companies you could probably be overseas with one of them in less than 90 days.
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Old 20 January 2010, 12:46
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Thanks for that, I'll get CVs out to all of them most ricky tick!
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Old 20 January 2010, 13:24
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I've read those posts and thank you. However I've been sending out resumes like its my job for a year now and am beginning to get discouraged. If paying someone $600 to get me back over the water does the job, I'm all in. Just so long as someone out there can confirm that this outfit isn't blowing smoke!
Tell you what, ask for help in here and you'll probably end up with a job. Then take those $600 and put them away for a rainy day.
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Tell you what, ask for help in here and you'll probably end up with a job. Then take those $600 and put them away for a rainy day.
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Old 20 January 2010, 13:46
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Gentleman, you have my thanks! I found this site because I didn't want to make any snap decisions that I'd regret and I'm glad I did. Any POC info you can provide would be great! Hell, I'm even willing to take a lower-end gig just to get a foot in the door!
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Old 20 January 2010, 14:03
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If you have been putting your resume our for a while now, with no hits, perhaps you need to have your resume double checked to make sure it is focused and formatted correctly.
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Old 21 January 2010, 03:12
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Tell you what, ask for help in here and you'll probably end up with a job. Then take those $600 and put them away for a rainy day.
Take a portion of that $600 and donate to SOCNET.

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Old 21 January 2010, 09:30
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SOC - Iraq - TWISS
CSA - Kuwait - Force Protection
Dyncorp - Qatar - Guard Force
TC - Iraq - TWISS (if you already have a Secret clearance)
AGNA - Afghanistan - U.S. Embassy

If you applied to all those companies you could probably be overseas with one of them in less than 90 days.
If you apply to SOC and already have a secret clearance, you could literally be leaving in a week (if willing to accept a $65k position).
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Old 21 January 2010, 10:15
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If you apply to SOC and already have a secret clearance, you could literally be leaving in a week (if willing to accept a $65k position).
65K is pretty damn good money... Most of us did not make that 7yrs ago.

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Old 21 January 2010, 10:24
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65K w/room, board, food, etc. is damn good compared to zero, NADA, nothing, zilch...

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SOC - Iraq - TWISS
CSA - Kuwait - Force Protection
Dyncorp - Qatar - Guard Force
TC - Iraq - TWISS (if you already have a Secret clearance)
AGNA - Afghanistan - U.S. Embassy

If you applied to all those companies you could probably be overseas with one of them in less than 90 days.
Also ITT-Kosovo-Force Protection

Big Mega Ditto on "don't give anyone any money for a job". Send some cash to SOCNET for saving you $600.
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Old 21 January 2010, 12:25
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Gentleman, you have my thanks! I found this site because I didn't want to make any snap decisions that I'd regret and I'm glad I did. Any POC info you can provide would be great! Hell, I'm even willing to take a lower-end gig just to get a foot in the door!
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Old 21 January 2010, 18:54
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towed jumper,
Something about the information you have posted doesn't add up.

Who have you been sending resumes to for a year "like it's your job" if you didn't hit those mentioned in this thread?
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Old 21 January 2010, 22:49
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I have sent resumes to Dyn, BW, TC, WSI, and about every other company that google would lead me to. A few of these companies I just haven't stumbled across. I'm totally new at this and I really appreciate all your help. Hopefully I've just been barking up the wrong trees and I just need to be pointed in the right direction.
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Old 22 January 2010, 09:11
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towed jumper,
Something about the information you have posted doesn't add up.

Who have you been sending resumes to for a year "like it's your job" if you didn't hit those mentioned in this thread?
I was wondering the same thing, perhaps a different version of google?

Good luck in your search, I hope your on azimuth now.
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Old 24 January 2010, 21:59
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65K w/room, board, food, etc. is damn good compared to zero, NADA, nothing, zilch...

Stay safe.

And if you compare $65 K overseas, it is the equivalent to making around $100K here in the USA when you figure in your Federal Income Tax exemption for being overseas 330/365 and not having to pay for your housing, food, utilities, gas, etc.. And right now getting a job, with no professional skill set (Doctor, Lawyer, Pharmacist, Engineer, etc..), for that kind of money in the USA is pretty rare.

Hec, I remember almost 10 years ago, many of us in SF were thinking how great it would be to work in Kuwait with CAS making $55K a year plus housing! Figuring out, "yeah I could do 3 years and have over $150K in the bank!".
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