I appreciate the input
When your graduating the sky is the limit - Companies are willing to interview out of state if they know you'll move. If I was specialized into a specific field and had experience in it - It would be easier to find interested parties
I stepped out from those doors (college) and the only offers I receive now are in the NY Metro area - I have sought out positions that are located further south and west - Local talent is preferred
I have a little over a year and half work experience - Various temp assignments - And a years stint as Client Coordinator with a Financial Software company.
Most new business grads will look fairly similar on paper.
I always distinguish myself in interviews...but getting someone from out of my area to look at my resume just isn't gonna happen.
I need to move to find work unless i'm willing (which i'm not) to stay in the NY metro area - The C.O.L is prohibitive and I'm tired of the area
I'm qualified and interview well enough to get offered positions in the NY metro area - But I need a move - Market rate for my 400 sq ft studio is $950 (connections got me a "deal" at 800/month) - I sought to upgrade but when a median level 1 bedroom apartment goes for $1400 and my market rate is 35-40 G/yr...Its just not worth it -
I understand the concept that financially I would be better off earning a higher salary and slumming until I had enough experience to get relocated... rather than earning less in a new area, facing uncertainty and having a higher Quality of Life.
While I am still young - I still beleive that the quality of my life is more important than the quantity in my bank
I used the info from Forbes "Best cities for Jobs" - Raleigh is ranked #1 - My research indicated that this would be a good area - I also like the climate and the area when I visited a few years ago. I'm intelligent enough to know that this may not mean anything for someone in my situation - Interesting enough Charlotte and other parts of NC are ranked fairly low on this list with higher rates of unemployment and less job growth.
Please - I would love to hear more anecdotal stories from the area