Vicki (hermorrine) wrote,

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Career advice sought

I've been feeling rather discouraged the past few days. Here I am, having felt as though I finally had some direction in what I wanted to do as a next step in my career - only to find that really, there aren't very many jobs available doing this sort of thing, and apparently there are next to none available right now.

Well. Brilliant.

So I'm stuck, in more ways than one. The lease on the apartment is up in September, which means that one way or another, I need to find a new place to live by August. Moving is expensive as hell, so I really can't afford to move somewhere around here and THEN get a new job across the country in, say, November and move again. So, here are the options, as I see them:

1) Concentrate on the career path. Apply for the right sorts of jobs, even if it'll mean moving to an area of the country I don't particularly want to live in (New Jersey or Colorado, for example).

2) Concentrate on where I'd like to live. Apply for jobs that are related to but not quite the right things, but are in the geographic area(s) where I have family or friends and would like to live (mainly Southern California or South Florida).

3) Neither of the above. Get an apartment in the Chicago area by myself, stay at this job for now, see what happens.

I really think it has to be 1 or 2, but... I don't know which I should go for. Has anyone else dealt with this sort of situation? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

I suspect this icon is going to get a lot of use in the coming months. -.-

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