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Old 06-26-2007, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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With regard to relocating, what do you think is the better strategy? Is it:

a) Find a place you want to live and then hope you can find a job there, or

b) Find a job somewhere and then hope you like living there
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: northern big wonderfull (Wyoming)
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I think you need to find a place you want to live, but dont move there until you have secured work. Some people have a fairytail idea of the place they want to live but when they get there they are disapointed. I think if you have a good sence of humor you can live any were. I dont know if this helped at all??
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NJ
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c) find a place you want to live, get a job there, then move!
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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What's more important to you; money or location? Would you be willing to work for less if you could live in that 1 special place?

I believe you could find A JOB anywhere. But if you're used to making 100K per year and all that's available where you want to live is a McJob, would you be happy?

Are there jobs in your field in your target area? Just for example, a sugar beet farmer doesn't have much hope if they are moving to NYC. And there's not much future for a stripper moving to Salt Lake!
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Ran into a family in eastern UT many years ago. They had a sucesfull business river running and back country tours.

I asked him if they were from the area. Nope, he, wife and 2 kids were on vacation in the area and fell in love with it. Made a decision to sell out in TX and move in the dead of winter to UT. They lived in a adobe shack thinking about how they were going to make it. They came up with the river, back country thing and the business took off. They are busy from spring to fall and take the winters off. His advice was to "move where you love, then find something to do."

Pretty gutsy, but I can't recommend it.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NJ
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They came up with the river, back country thing and the business took off. They are busy from spring to fall and take the winters off. His advice was to "move where you love, then find something to do."

Pretty gutsy, but I can't recommend it.
LOL - easy to recommend when the business is a success. I wonder if they would say the same thing if they flopped after a year!
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Effingham, Illinois
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Wink Your Scarin" Me!!!

I would think if you are financially secure, then move... After all, wouldn't it be nice to have some free time before finding a job!!!!
BUT<<< If you NEED to work to pay the bills, then find the job first, then move....
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I think it's got to be a little of both. My husband and I knew we wanted to relocate, so first we made a list of places we would consider moving to. Then we did some research to see how the job market was at each place. That helped narrow the list down and eventually we chose the place that felt right.
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