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Old 12-07-2014, 02:22 PM
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I couldn't agree more with everything Claire stated above. These are the exact reasons I've decided to move from an "affordable" city to a more expensive metro area that will offer me an overall better quality of life. Personally, I feel the intangibles offered by most of our urban US cities outweigh the cheaper standard of living in low COL areas.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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L374 if you have solid career experience in the i.t. field then you should be good. I do not, I repeat DO NOT recommend moving here without a job. The economy and the inclusive/exclusive is a factor regarding supporting yourself. Check on dice.com for job listings. Good luck to you.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Columbuskidd92 View Post
I wouldn't move anywhere without a job. It's only common sense.
Most places won't hire an out of state candidate because there is almost always a plethora of local candidates. Unless you have a hard to find skill, it's not happening. When I was looking to make my move to LA, hiring managers would hang up on me once they found out during the interview I was out of state. And I don't blame them. Why would I, as a Hiring Manager take a chance on someone who may never show up in the city, who may never make the move or have a change of heart? And if they did, may get homesick and move back 6 months down the road. Because that happens.

OP, I have moved to Chicago, Dallas (twice), Salt Lake City, LA, and Montana with no job lined up. It can be done, you just have to be frugal and smart about it. I know plenty of others who have done it as well. You need enough money to survive some time without a a job and you can't be picky about job hunting. Take any job you can get to get some income coming in, then look for the job you want. In all my moves I usually have a job within the first month (Montana was the exception: 2 months), then I start looking for better one's. I would go over to the General Moving Forum for better advice from people who have done these moves. You are not going to get much support from natives in here because most have never moved to another state.
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Old Today, 04:03 PM
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Hey guys so here's the thing. I have a bachelor of arts degree in film and media production. I have at least 9 to 10 years of experience now. I currently live in Michigan but every time I applied for jobs I never hear back from employers. Or I'll make it to the second stage of interviews only not to be offered the job. My question is would I be better suited to move to Atlanta without a job?
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