How many of you actually want to travel outside of your hometown to get a job?

United States
October 5, 2009 4:40am CST
Maybe it won't be so easy to get a job you dream of, or you always wanted. Why not travel outside of your hometown, and searching out there. I knew that it would be easier if you are close to home, to your folks. But once in while, you should go out there to explore what is really belong to you. It would be like an adventure, you have to see it what is suitable for you, and what is not. I left my hometown while ago, to searching for a better job, and I think that I learn a lot from the outside world. So, how many of you actually left your hometown in searching of a better job?
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19 responses
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
5 Oct 09
Hi Clorissa Hope you must be doing well to be honest, keeping in mind current scenairo and even b4 that. some times u cant find a suitable job in ur area so u HAVE TO GO OUT OF CITY to have a Job, Infact dont have any option. U r right, when u r out of city, u learn more as u r more exposed to differnt situation which u might not face when u r Home. i myself work in differnt city, though its just 60Km away from my place. Take care
• United States
5 Oct 09
In the states of U.S. we have to migrate to the place or cities that are too far away from where you were born. But it is part of the culture, and part of our lifestyle. People are moving away if the conditions on elsewhere is allow, and more suitable. We just need to learn to adapt.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
6 Oct 09
You are Very right Adoptabilty is best thing, if u have Wish u all the best
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
i don't think i wanna do that... it's not for me coz I have kids... even when i was younger...i got a very good job..it pays so well and my benefits were so good..but i quit my job when they wanted to re-assign me somewhre... i had a son at a very young age...so it makes that kind of decisions tough for me to do.
• United States
5 Oct 09
Well, if you have a family to consider, it won't be that wise to leaving your family, and embark on an adventure on your own to somewhere you are not familiar with. Stick with your family is the wise decision for you.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 09
it sure is cloriss.that's what i did and i knew i made the rigth move.
@shibham (17025)
• India
5 Oct 09
hi clorissa. i am working in a college from last five years which is far lonng away from my home town. there are two many differences between these two town. customs, dresses, cultures even language two but i have not encountered any problem yet rather i have gotten some better experiences which will definitly help me further, thanks.
• United States
5 Oct 09
It is fun to see something different right? It would be more exciting that you found something that you never know before, and you are willing to learn the brand - new culture on hand. Why not, it is part of our lives, and we should learn the different cultures.
5 Oct 09
I left home when I was 16 to go to the university. After graduating, I tried to go back to my hometown but I had to return to the capital because I couldn't find a job back home. I guess living on my own far from my folks taught me a lot - to be independent, be a good judge of situations and people because I am alone and to be responsible to face the consequences of my actions and more. Besides, if I did not leave home to work elsewhere I wouldn't have met my husband. I think that was the best part of working outside my hometown.
• United States
5 Oct 09
To be able to learn to be independent is the key word here I think. Because without it, you won't gain the experience of your lifetime. Well, we all learn to be independent sooner or later, be prepared. Leaving your home or not, it is the part of our lives here.
@ample03 (403)
• India
6 Oct 09
I have left my hometown to get a job 8 years back. I took a decision to go for a job to a city which is 2000KM away from my homewtown!!It was not that I could not be able to get a job in my hometown, but I really wanted to travel to unknown regions as well as I wanted to get a better job. Coming out of home was very difficult for me because I had never been stayed alone before that, but I have acquired so much knowledge traveling outside that I am happy about my decision. I miss my parents a lot.I go home twice a year to meet them. Getting together with parents and friends in hometown after 6 months or more is really a different experience.
@irefed (200)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I have traveled before for me to get a stable and very accomplishing job after I graduated and it takes more than a month for me to work. What I have learned from that experience is being patient and work hard because a work which is definitely for you will just come along.
• United States
6 Oct 09
lol...I would LOVE to get out of this town! I am currently unemployed and I would love to move to the city in order to get a decent job and for other lifestyle reasons, including cheaper rent, but my husband doesn't want to. We also don't have a car right now. I am hoping by February when we have to move that he will understand the brilliance of MY ideas...lol... Having said that I did already move from England to America so no one can say I;m not adventurous!
• United States
6 Oct 09
I have been searching for jobs ALL OVER the USA...lol. I would love to find a job somewhere else. I live in Arizona, and I really dont want to stay here forever. I want somewhere that has seasons, and somewhere thats green and beautiful....that's my dream place. Now I just need my dream job somewhere like that!! I'm putting my job search on hold for about a year--but believe me I will continue to search outside of Arizona when i get back out there! :)
• India
6 Oct 09
I am a person who wish to stay near Hometown but job point of view I have to travel outside my place. Due to recession . I will definitely join outside hometown If i got good opportunity.
@forptc (290)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
It's really difficult to find a job, much more if you're situated in a small town already busting at the seams with residents from all over neighboring places. Most of these people even get to beat you at finding a job in your own hometown. So in this case, I'd rather look for a job elsewhere. Currently, I'm unemployed and broke so the only choice I have is to look for job postings online and in our local paper. I've tried looking for a job outside town and I must say, I think I'm cut out for adventure. I've never been to the places I gone to when I set out for job hunting back then, and it was my first time to set out all on my own without anyone I know accompanying me. It was great. Both exciting and tiring at the same time. Since then, I've always wanted to be on my own working in another place and that experience made it easier for me to think that there isn't much problems on my side leaving my family behind for a decent job. Besides, I'm not that close to my folks and I've always wanted to be totally independent and never to ask for help from anyone at all.
• Canada
5 Oct 09
i ve tried it and it costs alot to go out of town in search for a job the time and effort seems to not be worth it
@Melbee11 (233)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Well around my town there are no openings availble. So I would want to try somewhere else. Then agian I don't know how I would get to work. All I want is a job and there is just none here and it sucks. I hope I find one soon though. xD
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hi Clorissa, I left my hometown after I graduated from my high school. I went overseas to further my university degree and I actually stay in Singapore for about 10 years. After graduating from my university, I got a job there and work for a couple of years before I decided to settle down in Malaysia. Now I am in Malaysia,stay far-away from my hometown again. But I am not working at this moment, I am a mother of a little son and I am taking care of my son full-time. I do wish to go back to workforce again once my son has grown up and he has started schooling.Now, my son needs alot of my attention and I spent most of my time with him. Leaving hometown is not a new thing for me as I am out from my hometown for about 15 years now. Every year , I will still go back to visit my family members and I am looking forward for my december trip going back to my hometown again.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
5 Oct 09
most of the times it is not possible to get the job what we would like to do and also in our hometown, if there is o choice left than a personm have to go to other places where he/she can settle down properly or have to move to other place till they find a good job in the required place. but if we are lucky enough we can find a job in our place itself and it also depends on the place you stay and the job oppurtunities there, if its a good and big city we find more of job oppurtunities and there are more possibilities of getting a job in the same place but if not than it becomes difficult to get a job in hometown but i think there is no harm in moving out of town and getting a job in other place as we can see around the places and explore and also it would be a good experience for us and its a chance to move around.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hi Clorissa, I don't like to travel outside my hometown to get a job. First of all, I don't want to leave my parents and my family. I know it is a good expose if we can get a stable job out of the hometown. But, definitely not for me.. I have a friend he had to leave her parents and girl friend to work abroad. After 3 years, he lost her girl friends and also could not earn much from his abroad job too.
5 Oct 09
i left my home town to find work when i was 16 , now days im tring to emigrate so im tring to leave my home country to get a job...and to cheer the wife up
• India
5 Oct 09
I want to work in my home town for job...
• United States
5 Oct 09
I live in a small town and I have ventured out of it quite a bit. It's easy to get bored because there isn't much to do here. I definitely think it's a good idea that people she not stay in the same place their whole life. It doesn't present any real qualities of what the world is like.
• India
5 Oct 09
Hi Clorissa Everyone dreams to have a good job in their hometown but in India,we don't have that opportunity. Ofcourse if you live in a big city then you can find a job there itself but if you live in a small one then you need to move out of your town sometimes out of your state to get a good job. If you are in the software field then you never know where they place you. You should go because there is no option. It is a selection between job or convenience. No one chooses convenience because if you leave the job there are many waiting for that chance. It is like that and we can do nothing. Ofcourse all this is about jobs in big companies however if you are satisfied with small jobs then you can get one in home town itself.