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Old 02-05-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Well, I've visited Denver a few times and I really love the city. I'm an east coast guy, but I feel like the lifestyle and general attitude of the young people here is starting to get old. Watching tv until it's time to drink your face off. There is so much more that life has to offer.

Anyways, Denver is at the top of the list of places I'd love to have the chance to experience living in (Boston is the only city ahead of it, in case you were wondering).

The main issue I have is that I have absolutely no job contacts out there. I'm in IT and I imagine I can find a job anywhere I want, but I've never found a job without networking. It's all about who you know. I guess I could go about posting my resume on some Denver job web sites, but I'm not sure how well this would work out.

Any advice/opinions would be great! Anyone else ever made a big move just for the sake of doing it, and not because of a job? That's what I'd be doing. And if so, how did you handle the challenge of finding a job in this new location?
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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I'm in IT and I imagine I can find a job anywhere I want
Competition for good IT jobs here is fierce. I'm guessing that you are fairly young? You are not going to be offered relocation assistance, or even considered for jobs unless you can show up for interviews. Get a local # cell phone, rent a mailbox, and try to schedule interviews in a block so that you can travel here for several at once. Better jobs will likely require at least one more interview, so you will need to plan a return trip. Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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^That's the thing, if your in that certain job market where you have to be in town to get the job, you either have to pay for a plane ticket for several job interviews (like mentioned above), or you have to make the move to the new city without the job. In the later option, the best thing to do is save up money to hold you over, while your new in town, job-searching. It isn't fun, or always smart, but it is sometimes the only way to do it. You can't be afraid to take risks in life, yet you also want to avoid being irresponsible and unwise.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:58 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My husband found several of his IT jobs, including his present one, through head-hunters. They can help with the out of town issues. IT is one layoff after another out here. We are hoping DH can stay employed at his present job until our youngest graduates college.
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