crit_racer wrote:yeah I'm trying to do my research before I bid at OCI next fall (I know this is a long way away, but right now this thread is a welcomed distraction).
I don't want to bid exclusively on markets that are likely to dismiss me for not having ties and leave me out in the rain with no umbrella (hehe)
If it comes down to no job v. job in TX, I would obviously choose the latter. BUT...I don't want to give up on moving to PNW if I can make it happen, even if it requires a lot of extra leg work...
I actually interviewed at OCI for a Seattle firm with zero ties. They weren't having it, and spend at least a minute on why Seattle.
If you want to try, I'd put the PNW firms near the bottom of your bid list. I got a Seattle firm at like 45th bid out of 50 at northwestern. I got a bunch of texas firms in the 40's too. What this means is that you'll get your regular interviews, plus a couple extra ones in Seattle. So even if you don't get them, who cares, it didn't hurt.