We've often spoken on this blog about the need to be open to moving for your career, and that's something that's important. However, there's another side to that coin – there could be "geek career" places right in your vicinity that you don't know about yet.
Case in point: While working on the News of the Day for this blog this week, I discovered, to my surprise, that Majesco Entertainment is in Edison, NJ. That's less than an hour from me. Heck, I visit there quite frequently (they have a mall with a Lush outlet, after all).
You may not know the name Majesco at first – but you're definitely familiar with their product. Their best-known game is the Cooking Mama franchise, so they're not exactly a small fry in the industry. And they have a job listings board right on their site. (No opportunities right now, unfortunately, but you can bet I'm going to be checking back for marketing/public relations jobs in the future).
I was under the impression that American video game companies were all on the West Coast or in Canada. I never dreamed that such a geeky company would be in my own backyard.
You may have opportunities around you that you didn't even know were there. There might be an outlet of a video game company, an online retailer, a software designer, etc. within a 50-mile radius of where you live. Do some research, Google a few company names to find out locations. You may get some pleasant surprises.
After all, geeks are everywhere, and so are geek jobs.