bmontminy wrote:Does the 'bit NY' advice hold if you are from UT and aiming at Austin/Dallas/Houston? I've heard the TX markets are doing (relatively) well, but wondering if come bidding next year i would be wise to pad it with NY as well.
I was reading the "bid NY" advice as more of a backup plan, and something for people to do with remaining bids. That matches what I've heard people who went through OCI saying. It's not "bid only
NY", so much as "make sure you have enough smart NY bids that you'll get something there even if you don't get anything in your first choice market".
If you want TX and you have a reasonable shot at it (which you do being in TX at UT) then of course bid there. But if you're worried about how tight the TX markets are you might throw a few bids at NY firms since they're still hiring more than anyone else right now, and that way you increase your odds of having something.