Where should a single 26 year old guy look for work?
June 27, 2012 5:44 PM Subscribe
How can I decide where to settle down after graduating from grad school? I'm a 26 year old single guy and looking to plant roots.
posted by Amistad to human relations (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm graduating with my master's in civil engineering in December and am trying to figure out where to find a job. I will be 26 and single, and grew up in a small town of about 1,000. I never really dated much until after college, when I moved to a town of about 6000 near my hometown and lived there for two years. The next largest 'city' nearby has a population of about 60,000 and is 45 minutes away.
I'm trying to figure out if I should try to get a job back in the town of 6,000, or look in a larger city. A lot of aspects of small town life appeal to me, and most importantly, I'm sick of the single life. I've had a few relationships, and my most recent breakup was really tough. I don't want to find myself isolated in a larger town. In a small, town, there isn't as many eligible, single 20-somethings, but I would be a lot more of a catch... more of a big fish in a small pond type situation. When I was living in the small town, I had people offering to set me up all the time! I also want to be able to buy my own home, and housing prices are cheaper in most smaller towns.
I'm not into the bar scene, attend church regularly, and love outdoor activities. I like the amenities of the college town of about 60,000 I'm living in now, but the people are kind of transient and I don't think there will be work here.