Hey guys, I figure I would share my story and hopefully it would inspire others. So I was unemployed for nearly two years, and made ends meet by starting a clothing line. I lived in Illinois and the job market is shot. I relocated to Ocala, which my girlfriend stays.
So, my luck here was much better. A week after I moved, I got a job interview for a position in graphic design making 15 a hour. I didn't get it but i kept looking. Ended up getting a holiday job at Old Navy and stayed there for 7 months. The good thing about the company is that you get a dollar raise after six months and the pay goes up every June. Employees there make $10 a hour. Still wasn't cutting it for me.
Retail really annoyed me so i applied for a temp agency in town. I didn't really expect much, but the first agency actually called me and told me that this place that makes fire engines is looking for a in process photographer, which is just taking pictures of the various stages of production for the trucks. The position payed $14 a hour and was a temp to hire position. I jumped on that.
Two months later and I'm doing really well there, and am about to turn over from hourly to salary pay. I showed my supervisor that I had a degree in graphic design so i do that now too. If you are thinking about relocating for work, definitely consider it