Jobseekers are subjected to a bevy of unfortunate circumstances. From awkward interviews and long drives to disappointing phone calls and devastating emails, searching for a job is soul-crushing enough to make even the most confident person question their value in the business world. If you're having trouble finding a job, it's important to remember the old adage made popular by the real estate industry: location, location, location.
According to data from Indeed, the popular website for jobseekers, looking for a job is a lot easier in some cities than others. For your viewing pleasure, they've compiled a list of the best cities for jobseekers so that you can hone your search more geographically, giving you the edge of your competition when it comes to knowing what you're fighting for.
While jobseekers come in all shapes and sizes, Indeed narrowed the criteria down to four simple questions based on job market favorability, salary, work-life balance, and job security and advancement. As for the results, sunshine apparently has a notable effect on the job market of US cities.
That's right, Florida boasts three of the top ten cities for jobseekers, proving that the innovation of the coastal tech hubs does not translate into a fruitful job market. Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville all posted high job security and market favorability numbers, despite lacking noticeably in the salary department.
“The Sun Belt continues to be a region of high-growth and opportunity as companies and workers alike have moved toward strong job markets,” said Paul D'Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed.
The rest of the top ten is filled with sunshine-riddled cities, like Austin, San Jose, and Memphis, showing that a little bit of warm weather can go a long way for a burgeoning job market. Plus, with no tech hubs on the list, innovation appears to be more of a hinderance to jobseekers than anything else.
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