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Old 12-10-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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I don't wanna work 45 hours a week on average.

This company in Columbus that I interviewed with today is 40 hour work weeks and will likely pay $63K. The job in Morris Plains, NJ would pay $100K but requires 45 hours a week. Ugh.

$37k for 240 hours (4 wks holiday and PTO). That is $154 per hour.


Pays for Ct trips, after taxes, for over a decade, and you could get home by rail or short car ride. No planes.
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I don't wanna work 45 hours a week on average.

This company in Columbus that I interviewed with today is 40 hour work weeks and will likely pay $63K. The job in Morris Plains, NJ would pay $100K but requires 45 hours a week. Ugh.
That's a huge compensation difference - aside from the cost of living and work hours differential, maybe the nature of the jobs themselves are not the same, or the benefits? I would think that area of NJ has some similarity to the Stamford area of CT where you lived before, which didn't sound like your ideal type of place (it wouldn't be mine either).

45 hours a week isn't too bad for a salaried position - if it's like a lot of jobs, it could be more like 40 hours much of the time, and 55-60 during especially busy cycles. Hopefully you will have a few choices ultimately and not have to compromise too much.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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That's a huge compensation difference - aside from the cost of living and work hours differential, maybe the nature of the jobs themselves are not the same, or the benefits? I would think that area of NJ has some similarity to the Stamford area of CT where you lived before, which didn't sound like your ideal type of place (it wouldn't be mine either).

45 hours a week isn't too bad for a salaried position - if it's like a lot of jobs, it could be more like 40 hours much of the time, and 55-60 during especially busy cycles. Hopefully you will have a few choices ultimately and not have to compromise too much.

North NJ is pricey but not absurd. I would bet this is higher level, which OP needs in order to get by staff level.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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North NJ is pricey but not absurd. I would bet this is higher level, which OP needs in order to get by staff level.
Yes, it is a senior level role (the next level up).

As for cost of living in north NJ, it's really approximately the same as Fairfield County, CT. However, it looks like the highway infrastructure in north NJ is light years better than in Fairfield County, CT. Just looking at a map, I see tons of highways everywhere in north NJ! That means less traffic and bottlenecks!
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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Yes, it is a senior level role (the next level up).

As for cost of living in north NJ, it's really approximately the same as Fairfield County, CT. However, it looks like the highway infrastructure in north NJ is light years better than in Fairfield County, CT. Just looking at a map, I see tons of highways everywhere in north NJ! That means less traffic and bottlenecks!

North NJ has more jams than central where I reside, but NJ has far more rail lines and usage than Ct, and that helps greatly. One warning-many NJ highways have horrible ramps, short, stubby, tiny, fast ending merge lanes. So be prepared to get from moving slowly around very curvy ramps and 65 in a nano second sometimes. I avoid the highway closest to me, as in 14 months, I had 3 very very close calls to horrible accidents.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So, I am about 6 weeks into my job search and here are the stats:

Applications: 19
Interviews: 1
Offers: 0

Keep in mind, this is while searching in 7 different metro areas, as follows, along with number of applications stated:

New York: 6
Chicago: 3
Philadelphia: 2
Washington: 1
Columbus: 5
Hartford: 1
Rochester: 1

I also have 7 recruiters working for me across these various metros.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I don't wanna work 45 hours a week on average.

This company in Columbus that I interviewed with today is 40 hour work weeks and will likely pay $63K. The job in Morris Plains, NJ would pay $100K but requires 45 hours a week. Ugh.


Don't confuse interviews/resume submissions with offers.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:42 AM
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So, I am about 6 weeks into my job search and here are the stats:

Applications: 19
Interviews: 1
Offers: 0

Keep in mind, this is while searching in 7 different metro areas, as follows, along with number of applications stated:

New York: 6
Chicago: 3
Philadelphia: 2
Washington: 1
Columbus: 5
Hartford: 1
Rochester: 1

I also have 7 recruiters working for me across these various metros.

Thoughts?
No, you're only a week into your job search. You were only considering most of those cities as of a week ago. You already spoke of getting multiple phone interviews and chats with recruits. I'd say you're doing better than 90 percent of the people out there.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No, you're only a week into your job search. You were only considering most of those cities as of a week ago. You already spoke of getting multiple phone interviews and chats with recruits. I'd say you're doing better than 90 percent of the people out there.
Yeah. And I would say that I have the best chance at securing a job here in Columbus, by far, considering the population being much smaller than those bigger cities, which means less competition.

Everyone on this forum predicted gloom and doom for me and once again I'm gradually proving them wrong!
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:50 AM
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Yeah. And I would say that I have the best chance at securing a job here in Columbus, by far, considering the population being much smaller than those bigger cities, which means less competition.

Everyone on this forum predicted gloom and doom for me and once again I'm gradually proving them wrong!
Just don't screw it up again and you'll be fine.
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