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Old 02-17-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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I am a 23 year old w a bachelors degree in communications and media and my girlfriend is also 23 and will have 2 degrees in art education and graphic design. I currently and working for channelock tools up close to erie, pa. I just wanted to know w/mine and my gf degrees and i have a little over a year of manufacturing exp. what would be the better city? mainly for employment because i have family in gastonia, nc to stay or family in pitt. So housing isnt an issue right away, just employment is. Thanks guys
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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aclg,

My DH is from the Pittsburgh area and wouldn't go back there for anything and is happy to be here in NC. Employment isn't good anywhere right now, we wish you luck.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Autumn Cove, Lake Wylie, SC
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I lived in Pgh my entire life and swore I would never leave. I got out of school and went from subpar job to subpar job because that's all I could find. Even went back and got an MBA, same situation. Underpaid and overqualified. Its tough when you live in a city with 20 colleges, 5,000 graduates a year, and 10 jobs for those 5,000 people.

Moving here was the best decision I ever made.

Here I had my pick of jobs and doubled my salary over what I made in Pittsburgh.

Housing is cheap and taxes are LOW compared to Pgh. And the weather...don't get me started!

Trust me...you will do much better here. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:56 AM
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This is what I highly recommend:
  • Keep working where you are now
  • Apply for as many jobs as you can in Pittsburgh
  • Apply for as many jobs as you can in Charlotte
  • Move AFTER you've landed a job in one of those cities
Don't just select a city for the heck of it. Base your decision on where you're able to find a desirable job!! You're actually in a great position since you haven't yet locked yourself into one geographical area.

(Oh and by the way, I also have a degree in communications and I've been searching for a job here in CLT for 6 months...)
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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This is what I highly recommend:
  • Keep working where you are now
  • Apply for as many jobs as you can in Pittsburgh
  • Apply for as many jobs as you can in Charlotte
  • Move AFTER you've landed a job in one of those cities
Don't just select a city for the heck of it. Base your decision on where you're able to find a desirable job!! You're actually in a great position since you haven't yet locked yourself into one geographical area.

(Oh and by the way, I also have a degree in communications and I've been searching for a job here in CLT for 6 months...)
Great post and GREAT advice

This may be the better city to live in, but not without a job!
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