Years ago, hundreds of thousands of people jumped on crowded boats and sailed the Atlantic to arrive in the United States of America. They left their homes in hope, and took with them some meagre belongings and collectively one dream. The American Dream.These forefathers deserve recognition for having a true belief in themselves, and the future. This is because right now, there are literally millions of people wondering whether to leave the jobs, and most of them won’t. This generation worries, and often about the smallest things, like whether they’ll still get free coffee in the office, or if parking may be more difficult. Perhaps the commute is an extra ten minutes. Oh, the hassle! Two hundred years ago people were commuting across oceans, and it took those weeks.
Of course, there are real concerns too. Will Detroit, MI slump back into recession? Is it easy to find apartments for rent in Charlotte NC? Thirty, even twenty years ago, these questions were answered vaguely by news reports and relatives of relatives who once spent a week vacationing there and are classed as experts. Now, of course, we have the internet. The speed of information is instant. Decisions can be made carefully and effectively based on real information.
Take for example WalletHub, who provide ranking systems that compare key indicators on a state or city’s performance. If you were choosing a city to begin a general career, then they rank practically any large city in Texas as a good place to start, due to the happiness of life and job availability/salary. It also shows that due to high unemployment, Detroit is still a risky place to start your career, despite recent upturn.
Even if you have a specific career choice, Wallet hub has you covered. A Teacher? Then head to Massachusetts or Virginia. Becoming a Nurse? Then head to Washington, Colorado or Minnesota. There are even ranking tables for families (Virginia Beach, perhaps?) and for those who are thinking of retiring too (Florida cities ranks highest as if you needed confirming).
This in-depth metrics can sway even the most concrete individuals. You can’t argue with the evidence, so now is the time to use really the information and make an informed decision. Of course, there is still one measure which can’t be controlled or ranked. That is gut instinct. If we didn’t have the gut instinct, nobody would make it in Hollywood. In fact, no-one would visit LA because job prospects aren’t great.
We get that sometimes, you have to go with the heart. But your brain isn’t left out in the cold anymore. There is no need to worry about if the weather is better in Utah, or if indeed there are apartments for rent in Charlotte NC. Get online, do the research, and make an informed decision that you can’t regret. What would Christopher Columbus think of that?
If that is just too much hard work, then the answer always seems to be Texas. Or you could always look abroad…