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Old 05-12-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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I'm a native Floridian and have over 4 years experience in IT, have an Associates and Bachelors degree and only make 35K as a contractor without benefits. I live in Miami-Dade county in South FL and it's pretty difficult to find permanent well paying jobs in IT. I have always read the best places for IT are in Raleigh/Durham among others. Is this really true? Would it be a good career move to re-locate to Raleigh/Durham or even Charlotte?
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have always read the best places for IT are in Raleigh/Durham among others. Is this really true?
Yes, as you said, among others.

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Would it be a good career move to re-locate to Raleigh/Durham or even Charlotte?
Based on what you're saying your current job situation is, I'd say that it sounds as if just about anywhere else would be a good career move.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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Based on what you're saying your current job situation is, I'd say that it sounds as if just about anywhere else would be a good career move.
Not really. There are much worst areas than South FL. I've met people down here who have moved from other states for our so called job opportunities.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I'm a native Floridian and have over 4 years experience in IT, have an Associates and Bachelors degree and only make 35K as a contractor without benefits. I live in Miami-Dade county in South FL and it's pretty difficult to find permanent well paying jobs in IT. I have always read the best places for IT are in Raleigh/Durham among others. Is this really true? Would it be a good career move to re-locate to Raleigh/Durham or even Charlotte?
The best place to relocate to is the one you get a job offer in

IT jobs are still hard to come by in Charlotte. I would concentrate on the Raleigh area. But also, expand you search up to Richmond, VA, which has a lot lower unemployment rate than the big cities of NC
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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The best place to relocate to is the one you get a job offer in

IT jobs are still hard to come by in Charlotte. I would concentrate on the Raleigh area. But also, expand you search up to Richmond, VA, which has a lot lower unemployment rate than the big cities of NC
Is Raleigh a nice city to live in? I've only been to Charlotte. Is it much smaller?
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Is Raleigh a nice city to live in? I've only been to Charlotte. Is it much smaller?
Raleigh is a very nice city to live in. Yes, it is definitely smaller than Charlotte, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it still has almost half a million in population.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Raleigh is a very nice city to live in. Yes, it is definitely smaller than Charlotte, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it still has almost half a million in population.
Ok I have a family so would only want the best for them.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Ok I have a family so would only want the best for them.
Charlotte has more of everything, including the good and the bad - the NFL, the NBA, Nascar, museums, gangs, public schools, you name it. Raleigh might be considered by some to be more boring, but sometimes more boring means more peaceful and family friendly, lol.
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