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Old 08-03-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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I have been living in DC for 10 years and I just cant take it anymore. DC is great if you are very young and really believe you will become a politician, but I am 32 , divorced and life here is way to hectic for me.

I am looking to relocate to an area which is in between city and suburbs. Any advice on Colorado?

I work in Business Law and just started to apply to jobs there.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Denver is the big dog of cities out here, biggest city for at least 500 miles in any direction, unlike back east. Most major legal work in this entire region will likely be found in Denver and cities along the Front Range, aka the I-25 corridor.

Denver and the Front Range have many fine colleges and universities for furthering an education, all five pro sports, college sports, dry air, nice people, lots to do and much more affordable than the DC metro area and east coast.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Denver is the big dog of cities out here, biggest city for at least 500 miles in any direction, unlike back east. Most major legal work in this entire region will likely be found in Denver and cities along the Front Range, aka the I-25 corridor.

Denver and the Front Range have many fine colleges and universities for furthering an education, all five pro sports, college sports, dry air, nice people, lots to do and much more affordable than the DC metro area and east coast.
All of Colorado also currently has a huge surplus of lawyers and associated legal workers (paralegals, etc.)--many turned out by the very univeristies, etc. that Mike mentions. My tiresome admonition applies here: Unless you have a job IN HAND, it is a lousy time to relocate here. Period.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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I see. I am a contract administrator. I will not move unless I have a job offer, that is for sure.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Try looking at usajobs.com for government jobs in this area, as there is a lot of defense work in COLO SPGS where there are jobs open for contract auditors, contract specialists, etc. There are jobs in the defense firms too, you just have to find them. If you happen to already have a defense clearance you are a big step up over those who don't. Try getting a phone number with a local area code, like 719 for COLO SPGS or 303 for Denver, that will get you some calls off a resume.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I see. I am a contract administrator. I will not move unless I have a job offer, that is for sure.
You might also want to consider Albuquerque or other parts of New Mexico. A real change of scenery from DC.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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Thanks! I am looking forward to at least visit the area soon!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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All of Colorado also currently has a huge surplus of lawyers and associated legal workers (paralegals, etc.)--many turned out by the very univeristies, etc. that Mike mentions. My tiresome admonition applies here: Unless you have a job IN HAND, it is a lousy time to relocate here. Period.
I have to agree with Jazz-mon. NM and CO have a surplus of these types of professionals. But then again, they have a surplus of everyone. You might find better pickings in ABQ than almost any place in Colorado. And those pickings will be slim. CO employers can have best and the brightest for a song and a dance. A friend of mine advised she applied for some type of legal/contract job in the DMA and she told me they had over 300 applicants. Until the economy improves it'll be tough to make a move. I asked her why she wanted to move to ugly sprawling Denver with the brown pollution fog over downtown but that's what she wanted to do. The hearts what the pollution can give her.

Good luck at any rate.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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I have to agree with Jazz-mon. NM and CO have a surplus of these types of professionals. But then again, they have a surplus of everyone. You might find better pickings in ABQ than almost any place in Colorado. And those pickings will be slim. CO employers can have best and the brightest for a song and a dance. A friend of mine advised she applied for some type of legal/contract job in the DMA and she told me they had over 300 applicants. Until the economy improves it'll be tough to make a move. I asked her why she wanted to move to ugly sprawling Denver with the brown pollution fog over downtown but that's what she wanted to do. The hearts what the pollution can give her.

Good luck at any rate.
Thanks! I really appreciate your advise. I live in one of the best areas for employment in the country (DC) and for that I am v. blessed. However, if an opportunity rises some other place, I am ready to leave.

Some recruiters have been calling me. What I do is fairly particular, but it is all about luck and timing!
Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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I live in one of the best areas for employment in the country (DC) and for that I am v. blessed.
How can you leave God's country?
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