What are the best cities in which to find a job these days? According to SmartMoney.com, they're all across the country.
From San Francisco to Boston, the market is fast recovering in perennially popular urban centers. But one need not stick to the coasts to find a job; such flyover towns as Kansas City, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh are also experiencing growth.
Of course, not all sectors are experiencing the same level of growth. The fastest growing jobs are in information technology (IT) and marketing. Kansas City especially is in dire need of people experienced in marketing, because it is growing fast and furious.
So what does that mean for job seekers? That the new normal involves pulling up stakes for areas with better job growth, rather than staying put and hoping the economy improves.
But before moving for better job prospects, consider your skill set. Do you have the skills the economy requires? If not, consider heading back to school before you pull up stakes for greener pastures. An education can set you on the path to economic recovery. After all, the hardest hit portion of the population is people with nothing more than a high school education.