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Plano, TX 5/5/2017

By Heidi Lynn Russell

On a scale of one to 10, Navy Lt. James Landreth ranks Charleston, S.C., as a “nine” for “dream community.”

When he and his wife considered where they wanted to live, Charleston had it all. They were both from the Southeast, so their families were within driving distance. They already had purchased a home at nearby Daniel Island, just a few miles from the charming, historic downtown. Commute times were moderate compared to those in major cities such as Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and they couldn’t imagine a better place to raise their children.

Pick two of those driving forces as your priorities, says Scott Love, a top recruiter who advises veterans. Everything requires a trade-off, so if location and proximity to family are your top priorities, job opportunities in your field might not be as plentiful. However, you can get around that by thinking outside the box. For example, if your goal is to pursue a career in sales or marketing, but you have a degree in engineering, “Still go interview, because maybe there’s a sales engineer position [available],” Love says. “Sometimes companies will create positions when they see their need and where your talents line up.”

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