bk1 wrote:MTBike wrote:bk1 wrote:MTBike wrote:How strong of a tie is a wife/fiance? (in comparison to the "from the area" tie) Even if you arent from that area, would firms consider that as a reason to stay in an area? Assuming the fiance/wife has a job in said area... if this isnt a possible comparison just say so lol
I think most employers would consider it a strong tie. Might be an issue if the SO is a non-native in a more temporary position (e.g. school as opposed to permanent job, or if the job is at Starbucks).
Huh.... good to know.
It's about articulating good reasons to be there that convince the firm/employer you will stay. If you're a native then it's easy (employers will just assume that you like it since you've lived there a ton). Also as a native it's easy to articulate what you like about the area since you've lived there and can be specific whereas non-natives will find it harder to articulate those specifics. "My SO is here and we want to settle down as a family" is good, but that would be undercut if the SO just moved there and is working in a temporary job or is in a school program where most grads leave (meaning he/she is more likely to bolt with you in tow).
Keep in mind that this doesn't really apply to your average job. As romo pointed out it costs employers to train new attorneys since they know nothing. On the other hand the Milwaukee Starbucks probably doesn't care as much since its employees are transient anyways and it takes all of 30 minutes to train them.
Most helpful 15 minutes on TLS by far... thanks guys. The firm I work for seems to care less about ties than what i've heard, so my perception on its importance is probably slightly scewed.