If you're about to enter the workforce—or if you're the parent of a child who's about to—you're probably wondering where to start. Well, LinkedIn says to give location some serious consideration. Seek out a place comparatively less difficult to kick-start your career.
Social networking site LinkedIn came up with a list of best cities to launch one's career. LinkedIn's latest Workforce Report, which combines data from LinkedIn and Zillow (online real estate database company), is based on housing rental costs, starting salaries, and available job opportunities.
It's worth noting that the list doesn't include big names like New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. The report says these cities "may offer some of the highest starting salaries, but their sky-high rents mean income doesn't stretch nearly as far."
As per the report, New York City's rent will take about 37% of new graduates' likely income whereas San Francisco will take about 40%. Spending more than 30% of your income on rent is generally not advised.
Interestingly, three cities in Ohio—Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus—made it to the list.
The report also says that the leading job titles include software engineers, registered nurses and salespeople.
Watch the video above to find out which cities made it to the list.
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