Ties to a region?

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dr123
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Ties to a region?

Postby dr123 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:41 pm

Okay, so this might seem like a stupid question, but the term "ties to a region" is thrown around on this site a lot and it seems pretty vague to me. I was wondering what exactly qualifies as having "ties to the region". I have lived in 7 states, does this mean I have ties to all of these regions?

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby 2011Law » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:43 pm

I think having ties to a region means having family there and/or some legal connections.

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby dr123 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:46 pm

2011Law wrote:I think having ties to a region means having family there and/or some legal connections.


immediate or extended included?

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:51 pm

dr123 wrote:
2011Law wrote:I think having ties to a region means having family there and/or some legal connections.


immediate or extended included?


People that you have a rapport with that can help with your legal endeavors (read: employment).

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby dr123 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:53 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
dr123 wrote:
2011Law wrote:I think having ties to a region means having family there and/or some legal connections.


immediate or extended included?


People that you have a rapport with that can help with your legal endeavors (read: employment).


hmm, this still seems really vague I know people like that in areas I've never been to.

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:56 pm

dr123 wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
dr123 wrote:
2011Law wrote:I think having ties to a region means having family there and/or some legal connections.


immediate or extended included?


People that you have a rapport with that can help with your legal endeavors (read: employment).


hmm, this still seems really vague I know people like that in areas I've never been to.

People who can get you a job, or can help you get a job. That is about as clear as I can be.

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Re: Ties to a region?

Postby WVUCelticFan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:08 pm

Having family, friends, connections outside of work.

It also is a means of assuring employers that you won't bolt at the first opportunity. Not such a big deal in NY or DC, but smaller markets want to know you have a reason for choosing their city other than its the only place that would hire you. From reading TLS, I get the (perhaps mistaken) impression that Chicago and Texas in particular care about this.




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