Your Tech Job Search – The Real Skinny: You Don’t Have to Move to Silicon Valley to Find a Great Tech Job

Looking for the perfect tech job or IT job for you?

Your tech job search doesn’t have to be difficult or force you to relocate somewhere else across the country.

technical resume writer tech job searchWhen you’re frustrated with your tech job search, it’s tempting to think of moving to an area where it seems like people are getting hired left and right. But the truth is, you don’t have to move to California to get your dream tech job. In fact, there are several good reasons why you shouldn’t.

Take our native New York, for example. With major tech companies like Verizon, Time-Warner, IBM, and Siemens, the employment rate is growing at an annual increase of 3.08%, compared to the national average of 1.8%. And the jobs aren’t just opening up in New York City. CompTIA reports that there are 18,645 tech companies located throughout the state with an emerging abundance of openings in areas such as Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown.

With an average IT salary of $85,244, there are plenty of good reasons to stay in New York — the ninth-highest ranking state in terms of salary compared to all 50, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Convinced yet? Here are a few more great reasons to keep pounding the (local) pavement in your tech job search:

Avoid an over-saturated market.

In highly saturated markets like Silicon Valley’s, there may be more opportunity, but there’s also more competition for the available tech jobs and IT careers that are available..

Save yourself moving costs.

Unless you’re a top-ranking employee, most employers won’t cover moving costs, which can set you back a bundle — and twice that if you decide to move back.

Consider cost of living.

While Silicon Valley paychecks tend to be fatter, cost of living is dramatically higher than in most of New York. Your disposable income could flatline, or even decrease, depending on your job and where you live.

If you’re stuck in a rut with your tech job search, don’t pack up that moving truck just yet. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to work with you on finding a job that fits your IT career path and your ideal geographical location.