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Old 11-20-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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As much as I like to tout the Winston-Salem area in general (and the Meadowlands subdivision in particular), I would try to visit the Triangle as well. Raleigh is very nice. It's still close to Greensboro, with perhaps a somewhat better job market than the Triad. Burlington might be an option as well - it's roughly halfway between the Triangle and the Triad.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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As much as I like to tout the Winston-Salem area in general (and the Meadowlands subdivision in particular), I would try to visit the Triangle as well. Raleigh is very nice. It's still close to Greensboro, with perhaps a somewhat better job market than the Triad. Burlington might be an option as well - it's roughly halfway between the Triangle and the Triad.
You're not wrong. And to be perfectly honest, a place like Cary would probably suit the OP to a T. Close to Greensboro. Close to the amenities of Raleigh/Durham. LOTS of relocated northerners. Lots of tech jobs.

Personally, I'd rather live in Winston (or Greensboro), but RDU is a very good option for this case.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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Thanks all for the valuable input...you have been very helpful.

I guess like most will say, you find a job first then find where you are going to live in my case.

I think we are going to visit UNCG that first week of Dec, and maybe go to some open houses in various areas...

Now I need a good BBQ joint !! None of that up here ~

Bob
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:14 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Stamey's in Greensboro. The one on High Point Rd is close to UNCG.

Should you decide to road trip, use this map:

The NC Barbecue Society Historic Trail
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I guess like most will say, you find a job first then find where you are going to live in my case.
Yes, we will say that

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I think we are going to visit UNCG that first week of Dec, and maybe go to some open houses in various areas...
I realize you can visit when you can visit, but the semester is over by early December, and there won't be many students around except taking final exams. I think she would get a much more realistic idea of the school when there were students buzzing around.

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Now I need a good BBQ joint !! None of that up here ~
Lexington, just south of the Triad, is known for its BBQ (though there is "Eastern" NC BBQ and there is "Western" NC BBQ, and no argument in this state (besides perhaps college basketball) will get more heated than which kind is better! I think Lexington is "Western". They have a whole BBQ Festival in Lexington annually.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Lexington, just south of the Triad, is known for its BBQ (though there is "Eastern" NC BBQ and there is "Western" NC BBQ, and no argument in this state (besides perhaps college basketball) will get more heated than which kind is better! I think Lexington is "Western". They have a whole BBQ Festival in Lexington annually.
And right now there are 3 pig statues dressed up as elves on Main St!
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Triad & Triangle; former High Country
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Default IT jobs are popular again

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Thanks all for the valuable input...you have been very helpful.

I guess like most will say, you find a job first then find where you are going to live in my case.

I think we are going to visit UNCG that first week of Dec, and maybe go to some open houses in various areas...

Now I need a good BBQ joint !! None of that up here ~

Bob

Just a FYI --- IT jobs are firing up again and thought I'd pass along a resource to help.

North Carolina Jobs and Careers | NorthCarolinaJobNetwork.com

Most are in the Triangle or in CLT but there are many more opportunities now compared to five or so years ago. Best of luck ...
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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OP, a few months ago I decided to switch jobs and was applying in the Triad area (I already lived here and didn't want to move). I was applying in an IT related field (but less technical and more on the project management/analysis side) so I'll add my experience/advice:

1) For me, from the time I started seriously looking and applying there was about 3 months of near silence, with only one phone interview for a job that I didn't want. But once I hit the 3-4 month mark my phone was ringing multiple times a day. So I would say don't get discouraged if it doesn't happen right away just stay diligent and use job sites like Ladders, Linkedin Jobs, Indeed and ZipRecruiter (I recommend posting your resume and making it public on there if you haven't already, this yielded me a quite a few calls).

2) Reach out to recruiters, more than one. IT is an awesome field to be job searching in because there are quite a few technical recruiters out there, as opposed to less technical fields. Even if a given recruiter doesn't have a job for you they will spread the word to their recruiter friends, make introductions, etc. You may already be doing this but if not, I highly recommend it. A lot of their positions are contract but that is a good foot-in-the-door and they also can connect you full time positions as well (obviously they have a lot of connects at companies, often high up in the org charts), plus some people prefer the freedom of contract work.

Btw, I ended up with a better job than I could have imagined at the start, so there is light at the end of the job search, good luck!
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