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Old 09-15-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Hello all, stumbled upon this site while trying to research some NC info.

A little about myself:

I graduated from college with a BSME in 2006 and have been working full time since. Own a home in western PA with my wife, 6 yr old step-son, and newborn daughter.

We're both fairly underpaid for our jobs, even taking into consideration where we live. We've decided it's time to look a bit further away for jobs.

We've been considering NC lately; fairly nice climate, not too far from family, seems to be a pretty good place to be. A bit less snow is always welcome as well.

Have just been tweeking my resume a bit and should start sending it out this week sometime.

We don't really know where to start residence-wise. It will be dependent on my finding a job and where the position is, my wife will find a job from afterwards.

So far is seems most of the ME positions are in or near the major cities, so outskirts would probably be a good start. We like the country and would like something not too close to neighbors. Good schools would be great. Aside from that, I can shop around for the right home.

Any recommendations as to where to look, or if NC is even worth shopping for an engineering position currently? I know it's fairly vague at the moment seeing as how I don't have a job in NC yet. We're just trying to gain some insight in the event a nice job offer comes along.

Thanks in advance for any input provided.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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Have you considered Charlotte? We just had someone post that engineers are in demand in Charlotte.

Also, I believe UNC-Charlotte has an MA in Engineering so you could always get that along the way if you desire.

N of CLT is Huntersville, Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson . . . Then there is also Concord . . . South of CLT - Ballantyne . . . and also Weddington and Matthews . . . and then in SC, there is Lake Wylie and Ft. Mill . . . and Union Co has many desirable areas.

These are just a few of the towns that might have communities you would be interested in.

You don't have to live right in CLT - we have many communities w/ a decent commute back into the city, if your job would be located uptown.

Come over to the Charlotte forum for more info. And do a search about "engineering jobs" as we had that thread posted in the last week, I am just sure.
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