It’s no secret that the job hunt is an anxiety-ridden time in many millennials’ lives. If you’re currently unemployed, you desperately need the income that doesn’t come in the form of an allowance for cleaning your room, and you have to figure out how to explain your current lack of a job to your interviewer. If you are employed but looking to make a change in the workplace, things might even be worse. From hiding your interview suit in your car to sneaking off for long “lunches” to debating whether to check the box that indicates if your interviewer can contact your current employer, saying that the job hunt is “stressful” is a serious understatement.
The one thing that does make job hunting more stressful across the board is if there are tons of other job seekers in your area looking for similar positions. LinkedIn conducted a study to determine just exactly where millennials are most interested in working based on job searches. Considering millennials make up 44% of the demographic on LinkedIn, it’s pretty safe to say that these are your competitors when it comes to looking for your next career. According to LinkedIn, these are the top five cities where millennials are all dying to work.
5. Charlotte, NC
4. Cleveland/Akron, OH
3. Detroit, MI
2. Raleigh-Durham, NC
1. Austin, TX
Surprisingly, we’re passing up big-name cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco, and instead heading towards mid-sized cities mostly in the South. Unsurprisingly, however, these cities do have tons of jobs attracting individuals in our age demographic, such as IT, banking, and other creative industries. Add in a strong automobile manufacturing work sector in Detroit for the mechanics and engineers among us, and we have the U.S. cities where all millennials apparently want to work. From lower costs of living to less commute time and warmer weather, it may be time to follow suit and start looking at the South for your next big career move. .
[via Business Insider]