In a presentation I made last week at ConvergeSouth, I discussed the five “R’s” of social job search.
While my list may not be the traditional list of “R’s” – reading, writing, and arithmetic – they are relevant to any job search. Here is a quick summary of the thoughts I shared
Where you are looking for work matters. If you are a new college graduate, certain regions of the country may be more favorable for your employment chances than others. If you are a highly experienced professional in a certain business sector, you may have to follow your industry if opportunities are on the move.
Where you live matters for more than just work. It also impacts quality of life in many ways. Perform your due diligence on things like school, housing, recreation, and transportation when considering going to a new area for work. Bear these thoughts in mind as well:
- Where you work is a huge life decision
- You will spend more time at work than anywhere else
- Social media allows you to check out things like quality of life, future employer, co-workers in depth
- Understand the best locations for your career. Understand the best locations for your life.