Do your research


Star Rating 3/5/2012
I have lived here almost 20 years and I do have to weigh in. First, all the posts that I read about Columbus are correct from the good to the ugly. The most important things to consider before moving here are: 1) racial tensions. There is a huge influx of immigrants from all over the world coming to Columbus, Ohio. It is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. and there is approximately 250 different languages spoken in this city. This causes a lot of problems especially when you have people coming from areas where internal fighting or wars are a natural state. You will get people who continue to live in this state of mind and life even in the richest country in the world. If you want diversity, this is the place for you but be careful what you wish for. 2) To work in this town you have to know someone. They call this a cowtown because the "good-old boys club" is still thriving. It won't be enough for you to network. If you don't know someone you will be unemployed until you can find a good network of people that will recommend you. Make sure you have about 8 months of financial support until you get on your feet. 3) Because this is 500 or 600 miles to 70% of the country (don't the know the specific numbers) you get a lot of drugs, guns, and human traffiking crimes. We've had a lot of horrific types of crimes in small sleeping towns across Ohio.
Just a word of advise, do your research before coming to Columbus and be sure to know someone who can help you get acquainted with people and tell you the places to avoid and where to find work.
 

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