Job Hunting in the Right Direction

One of the first steps to take when food job hunting is deciding where you want to live.

A friend decided to move from a cold climate to a warmer home. He began by making a list of all the things important to him.

He wanted to settle in a temperate climate, not too cold or too hot region of the country. (This ruled out Alaska and Arizona.)

His work required a lot of travel so he needed to be close to a small airport that he could get to quickly and easily without a hassle. (This ruled out Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Hartfields-Jackson Airport in Atlanta and several other big cities.)

He is interested in the performing arts so he wanted to be in a city with a cultural center.

He has a medical problem so access to an excellent hospital was essential.

He hoped to find an old house and garden that he could restore–and buy at a price that wouldn’t be too wildly costly.

He divided a map of the United States into regions and researched each one in his hunt for a place that fulfilled all his wishes.

He settled in Louisville, Kentucky, and is completely happy with his decision. It has a lovely climate, a small airport, reasonable real estate prices, a terrific performing arts center, a great hospital and incomparable fried chicken and barbecue as well as several other first rate restaurants.

In short, there are two ways to approach a hunt for a job. One is to choose a place where you want to live and then look for work. The other is to find the work and be willing to relocate to the place of employment.

Only you can decide which direction to take.