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Old 12-11-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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OMG! Today I sent out six Thank You notes (because my recruiter required me to), and one of the recipients actually responded. I have never had that happen before. Usually they NEVER respond.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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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!
To be fair, I think you've received a lot of supportive and helpful feedback and not just criticism.

None of us can predict the future, but you have educational credentials and experience that many companies need, and the job market has been gradually improving. And Columbus is certainly a good location for finding work in general, even if there may only be a few concurrent opportunities in highly specialized roles.

I think one advantage of smaller to medium sized metros like Columbus is that workplaces pretty much anywhere in the region are easy to access from wherever you live. Very large metros may have more aggregate opportunities, but could be spread out such that suburbs on the south side of the region have difficult access to suburbs on the north side, for example.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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To be fair, I think you've received a lot of supportive and helpful feedback and not just criticism.

None of us can predict the future, but you have educational credentials and experience that many companies need, and the job market has been gradually improving. And Columbus is certainly a good location for finding work in general, even if there may only be a few concurrent opportunities in highly specialized roles.

I think one advantage of smaller to medium sized metros like Columbus is that workplaces pretty much anywhere in the region are easy to access from wherever you live. Very large metros may have more aggregate opportunities, but could be spread out such that suburbs on the south side of the region have difficult access to suburbs on the north side, for example.
That is funny that you consider Columbus to be a small to medium sized metro!

Columbus, in reality, is what I would classify as a fairly large metro. I mean, it has 2 million people and is comprised of TEN counties. It also has a huge beltway that is 55 miles long and takes about an hour to drive around. It has more corporate headquarters per capita than ANY other metro in the nation, too.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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That is funny that you consider Columbus to be a small to medium sized metro!

Columbus, in reality, is what I would classify as a fairly large metro. I mean, it has 2 million people and is comprised of TEN counties. It also has a huge beltway that is 55 miles long and takes about an hour to drive around. It has more corporate headquarters per capita than ANY other metro in the nation, too.
I was considering Columbus as a smaller metro area relative to the other places where you are pursuing jobs. Not by overall national standards.

Atlanta is in some ways a larger, southern version of Columbus. Our I-285 loop highway is 64 miles, but good luck driving around it in an hour during peak commute times!
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:07 PM
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That is funny that you consider Columbus to be a small to medium sized metro!

Columbus, in reality, is what I would classify as a fairly large metro. I mean, it has 2 million people and is comprised of TEN counties. It also has a huge beltway that is 55 miles long and takes about an hour to drive around. It has more corporate headquarters per capita than ANY other metro in the nation, too.
It might be big to you, but it's still pretty small in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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It might be big to you, but it's still pretty small in the grand scheme of things.
I disagree. Columbus is the 32nd largest metro in the nation, out of all 381 metro areas.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I was considering Columbus as a smaller metro area relative to the other places where you are pursuing jobs. Not by overall national standards.

Atlanta is in some ways a larger, southern version of Columbus. Our I-285 loop highway is 64 miles, but good luck driving around it in an hour during peak commute times!
Yeah well the longest beltway in the U.S. is I-275 in Cincinnati. It's 84 miles long!
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Just don't screw it up again and you'll be fine.

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Old 12-11-2015, 06:57 PM
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I disagree. Columbus is the 32nd largest metro in the nation, out of all 381 metro areas.
I consider 32nd to be pretty small. I'd probably go blank if you asked me to name the top 31. Granted, 32 out of 381 isn't bad, but in a country like the US....32nd does not qualify as a "large" city.
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I consider 32nd to be pretty small. I'd probably go blank if you asked me to name the top 31. Granted, 32 out of 381 isn't bad, but in a country like the US....32nd does not qualify as a "large" city.
I understand what you're saying, but Cols starts to seem a lot larger once you start driving around in it.

It's all the different neighborhoods. If one has the patience to drive from the north end of High Street up near 270 all the way south past downtown, there's everything from mansions to section 8 housing, as well as libraries, unique shops, the rose park, OSU campus, Italian Village, Short North, downtown, etc . . . I used to take out-of-state guests on that drive and they would remark that Cols was a lot bigger than they thought.

(And no, I SO do NOT miss all that traffic! I can cross the Des Moines metro in 20 minutes, even at rush hour! It used to take me 20 minutes to get six blocks to Rt. 315 at rush hour . . .)

So as not to drift the thread too much, Congrats, Nep, on your progress! I hope that you get another interview soon.
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