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Old 05-12-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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this is like saying who someone should marry--
it is too individualistic to give you anything more than a guestimate
but the fact is that local companies UNLESS they are doing the search--don't want to waste time on applicants outside the area--
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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if you have plenty of $$$ tucked away, you should be fine. Good luck.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Let me know the cold hard truth!
I moved from Kentucky and found one within three weeks in the Accounting field. However, I never actively pursued looking until 1.5 weeks after I got here. So around two weeks max for me.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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That's great news natnic. Maybe things are picking up, I sure hope so.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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ACCOUNTING being the operative word/field there--

I think accountants normally have a better chance of finding work because companies always want someone to help them count the money, find ways to save, make sure they are getting all they are due...
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Top 10 cities for new grads - CNN.com
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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ACCOUNTING being the operative word/field there--

I think accountants normally have a better chance of finding work because companies always want someone to help them count the money, find ways to save, make sure they are getting all they are due...
Could be true. However any field has it's worries. To be honest, there were 492 applicants for the position I applied for. They only interviewed the top 5 and I was surprised when I was offered the job. Two in upper management confirmed this, so I'm not saying this field is easier. 492 applicants and this job being available for two months shows that yes, it's still hard to land an interview.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Companies want to hire the best candidate. Not just someone who can do the job that is local. If you are flying or driving from a great distance that just shows more determination IMHO.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Speaking as an HR manager, I want someone who can be at an interview in 2 days after I call to set it up, and who we don't have to wait on to relocate. We usually do not pursue non-local candidates.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Companies want to hire the best candidate. Not just someone who can do the job that is local. If you are flying or driving from a great distance that just shows more determination IMHO.
Cool nickname...... My current company would interview someone out of state but would not pay for relocation. I just started this week. The IT job market is not bad. Though, I was lucky that my comapny was looking for a very specific skill and it happened to be one that I am specialized in.
I think job seeking has a lot to do with luck.. That particular skill doesn't have a very strong demand by other companies so not too many people specialize in it..
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