I'm a relatively recent graduate with a MURP and a B.S. Geography. I have no real desire or reason to live in the area I went to graduate school in, but now because of the economy I find myself in another metropolitan area that I really do not want to be in over the long term.
While I am continuing my search for a professional job (and an "I Need Cash" job somewhere), I'm beginning to wonder if I should just pick the location I believe I want to be and move there as soon as possible. That way I could more easily network, perform local volunteering, and so forth.
Does this seem logical? I'm not going to pass up a planning opportunity, especially for the experience, but if I'm having to work outside the field it seems that having the informal opportunities in the area of choice would be desirable.