Expanding your job search

Expanding Your Job Search: Consider a different geographic location

Many students begin their job search with a narrow geographic location in mind. However, you may find it easier to secure a job by casting a wider net. Bloomberg Businessweek reveals the nation’s best cities for recent college graduates seeking employment (Di Meglio, 2010). Check them out:

1. Houston, TX
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Dallas, TX
4. Atlanta, GA
5. Austin, TX
6. Minneapolis, MN
7. Pittsburgh, PA
8. Denver, CO
9. Columbus, OH
10. Fort Worth, TX
11. Boston, MA
12. New York City, NY
13. Tulsa, OK
14. Oklahoma City, OK
15. Kansas City, KS
16. Philadelphia, PA
17. Cleveland, OH
18. Charlotte, NC
19. Phoenix, AZ
20. Dayton, OH
21. Salt Lake City, UT
22. Milwaukee, WI
23. Cincinnati, OH
24. San Antonio, TX
25. Richmond, VA
26. Knoxville, TN
27. Tucson, AZ
28. Seattle, WA
29. Portland, OR
30. Tampa, FL

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the cities by compiling the following information: unemployment data, cost of living indices, number of entry-level job postings, and average salaries. You can find additional information about each of these cities at the following website: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10/07/0715_top_cities/index.htm.

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