t-squared wrote:Does living far away from employers impair the chances of getting hired?
Is it impossible to get hired in a big city while you live further away? No of course not, but not easy and it takes a lot of determination and discipline.
I was living on my parents summer house in Sweden, while I got hired to a consultancy in San Francisco.
For me returning home from a stressful city was just the thing I needed.
It was important to center myself, reevaluate my position as a designer and to get a fresh perspective away from all the stress that makes you focus on the wrong things.
It might feel a bit like a defeat now but eventually you might find that after a little time on the sidelines, you'll be stronger and more focused.
I am pretty sure that without the time-out I took, my career would have never really started.
I'd suggest to post your portfolio here and get some feedback if you feel that your work isn't communicating to your full potential.