Before throwing your graduation cap in the air, you’ve probably tossed your hat into the job ring.
Although finding the perfect organization to start your career is a top priority, discovering a city that provides opportunities and suits your personal needs should be right up there, too.
Sure, sometimes you have to pay your dues and work in less desirable locales, but if you can’t afford to pay your bills or the social scene has you bored to tears, it might not be worth taking the position.
SmartAsset’s study, “The best cities for new college grads in 2018” provides insight for deciding where to target your search for a location with ample job opportunities, a good cost of living and a desirable social atmosphere.
To come up with these rankings, the researchers analyzed data from the Census Bureau’s 2016 1-Year American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics, and Indeed.com Job Search API.
These factors went into the findings: