Bed and Breakfasts–Your Best Base for Job Hunting in Five Top Cities Shares One Secret to Successful Job Hunting

First impressions count and savvy job seekers have discovered the benefits of using a bed and breakfast as their best base when job hunting away from home. One secret to successful job hunting is a good presentation. Researching and interviewing for a job can be stressful but a bed and breakfast provides a warm and relaxing environment with knowledgeable innkeepers. Successful job hunting usually involves extensive preparation. The complimentary wireless Internet service and other state-of-the-art business amenities provided at a bed and breakfast make any last-minute necessities easy to handle. Feel interview-ready after a restful night at an inn or a bed and breakfast in one of these five top cities. 

Five Top Cities recently listed its top picks for the best USA cities in which to live and work. They based their choices on abundant jobs, reasonable housing costs, strong economics and plenty of fun things to do. The staff at researched five of the ten cities that were chosen to provide you with a great head start as you begin your search for jobs in TexasIowaCaliforniaNorth Carolina and Colorado.

robinsnestHouston Bed and Breakfasts and Houston Jobs–A Winning Combination
Robin’s Nest Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in the Museum District and offers discounted rates for guests seeking a corporate, medical center or university position in Houston, Texas’ largest city. Especially appealing is Robert’s Retreat, a four-room section of the inn which has its own private entrance, a back porch, kitchen and can sleep up to four. The job market in Houston has a broad industrial base, including energy, manufacturing and aeronautics as well as the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions at the Texas Medical Center. Staying at a Houston bed and breakfast is a wise choice for any job candidate. 

butlerongrandroomInsurance Companies Hiring in Des Moines
Chosen as one of the top ten bed and breakfasts for business travelers by USA Today, the Butler House on Grand warmly welcomes anyone seeking a job in Des MoinesIowa. With seven rooms to choose from, all with private bathrooms, cable TV and wireless Internet access, this Iowa bed and breakfast also makes available discounted rates for extended stays and corporate travelers. Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry as well as sizeable financial services and has a strong publishing business base. Networking opportunities can be plentiful in a bed and breakfast environment–from the breakfast table to the front porch or other common area, it is easy to strike up a conversation with an innkeeper or fellow guest.

parksidespaSacramento Bed and Breakfast Offers Free Massages and Gourmet Breakfasts
Sacramento, the capital of California, has been recognized as one of the most racially/ethnically integrated cities in America. The Inn at Parkside is an elegant and chic bed and breakfast within walking distance to the State Capitol and downtown Sacramento. Federal agencies as well as the state of California are the largest employers in Sacramento. Corporate rates and flexible check-in and check-out times are extended to all business travelers at this and many other California bed and breakfasts. As an additional business perk, you can earn a free massage or facial after four nights of stay! En-suite bathrooms are included along with flat screen HDTVs, high-speed WiFi, a desk and chair, DVD players with IPod dock and a multi-course gourmet breakfast to fuel your job hunting.

Front_PorchYour Home Away from Home in Raleigh
Cameron Park Inn, located next to North Carolina State University, accommodates many candidates for positions at the university as well as those seeking jobs in this popular Research Triangle Region. Innkeeper Nikki notes that after a long day of interviews and presentations, candidates appreciate “coming home” to this Raleigh bed and breakfast and being able to relax. The home environment of Cameron Park Inn seems to make the whole process easier. The inn also provides wireless Internet access, daily newspapers, onsite fax, off-site dry cleaning services and early breakfasts on weekdays to accommodate job hunters and business travelers. 

holdenhouseUpscale Urban Lodging in Colorado Springs
Customer Service and information technology are expanding in laidback Colorado Springs. Tourism still big business with a love of the outdoors attracting people of all ages and 34 percent of the workforce considered creative class. Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn offers the corporate convenience of a fine business-class hotel and the peaceful luxury of a Colorado bed and breakfast inn. Its location one mile west of downtown makes job-hunting easily accessible. 

The Job Is Yours
The interview is over and the dream job is yours! Many of the above inns offer extended-stay discounts which help with the next stage: house hunting. Staying at a B&B is also a great way to get further acquainted with all that your new location has to offer. 

If job hunting leads you in other directions, browse through the 19,000 bed and breakfasts and country inns. Some of the properties listed above may be in the best-selling bed and breakfast guidebook Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns with a Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free Certificate. I Love Inns also offers Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates, a perfect solution to help celebrate any occasion.