Are you having trouble finding a good job? Maybe you’re simply not looking in the right city.
Career site Indeed recently released its list of the best U.S. cities for job seekers. Indeed took the 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the most job postings and ranked them on the following four factors:
- Job market favorability
- Work-life balance
- Salary adjusted for cost of living
- Job security and advancement opportunities
Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed, tells USA Today that economic opportunity in the U.S. is “migrating” from the Midwest and Northeast to “warm, sunny and fast-growing cities” in Sun Belt states like Florida, California and Texas.
According to Indeed, these are the 10 best U.S. cities for job seekers in 2017:
- Orlando, Florida
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Austin, Texas
- Sacramento, California
- San Jose, California
- Jacksonville, Florida
- San Diego
- Memphis, Tennessee
Regardless of where you’re looking for a job, writing an effective and memorable cover letter is a good way to get noticed by a potential employer. As recommended in “Catch a Recruiter’s Eye With These 7 Cover Letter Tips”:
Don’t send generic cover letters that can be used for any job application. You want to make sure that the tone of your letter fits the type of firm you’re applying to. Is the company looking for someone with sass or someone more serious? Figure that out on your own, and tailor your letter to what suits the company.
For more help finding a job, check out:
- “Want the Job? Delete These 5 Lines From Your Cover Letter“
- “Looking to Ace Your Job Interview? Wear This Color“
- “The Top Jobs and Best Workplaces of 2017“
- “Want a Great Job? Avoid These 10 Resume Buzzwords“
How do you think your city rates when it comes to opportunities for job seekers? Share your thoughts below or on Facebook.