Where do you want to live when you graduate and get a job? There are many things to consider, such as cost of living, climate, or proximity to friends and family. If number of job openings is an important consideration for you, take a look at this job trends post by Indeed.com that ranks the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the United States by number of job postings per capita for the third quarter of 2014.
The top 5 cities in the list are as follows, with the number of job postings per 1000 people in parentheses: San Jose, CA (123), Raleigh, NC (88), Washington, DC (87), Boston, MA (83), and Denver, CO (80). Coming in at number 6 with 79 job postings per 1000 people is Hartford, CT, which is a great prospect for many students like you who might be looking for jobs in the area.
The 5 cities with the least number of job postings per capita are as follows: New York, NY (33), New Orleans, LA (32), Riverside, CA (29), Los Angeles, CA (26), and Miami, FL (23).
Indeed.com also posts information here about the job market competition, so you can view the number of unemployed per job postings for the same 50 cities in the United States. For example, there is a 1 to 1 ratio of job postings to unemployed persons in Hartford, CT and a 1 to 2 ratio in New York, NY.
Keep in mind that this information is a helpful tool, but it does not give a complete picture. For example, a city may have many job openings, but it may not be for the types of jobs that you are looking for.
You can use this information in your job search on HuskyCareerLink by filtering search results by city. Just go to “Organizations that post at UConn” under the “Jobs” tab, click “Advanced Search,” then “More Filters,” and then enter in the name of the city you want to look for job postings under.