Career start – State Rankings 2011: who is in the favour of the young academics? Of graduates survey to the attractive employer “that queries a year. The surprising answer: For many the name not alone or the size of the company is the rash, but the quality of life in the future place of residence! Only 11% of respondents stated that the residence has no influence on their decision, while the remaining 90% this criterion are classified as important or very important. The question is: which State does currently well, which bad, and how this classification in the course of the last few years changed? “Here the statistics speaks a clear language: leader are what hardly surprised that” provinces in the South, Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. Only shooting star Saxony is in the last five years from 12th to 2nd place has risen and thus tie with the home of dumplings and pierogi. Also Thuringia is compared to 2006, in favor of the young Academics increased unlike North Rhine-Westphalia and in particular, Lower Saxony, who have drastically lost on appeal. Lower Saxony still ranked second, finished in the year 2006 even from Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, and must settle for currently somewhere in the Middle: a good piece going to the decision makers in Hannover, but also on the companies and universities in the country work, again turning around the situation. Germany’s smallest State, the Saarland is particularly unpopular and it remains faithful to this position as a bottom for the last six years. It remains to be seen how this trend will develop in the next few years. The Klaus Resch Verlag, which is networked through the job portal network with over 250 universities, will also continue to catch up with the mood of the German universities and universities of applied sciences and report at regular intervals. And where it goes, we want to for example by supporting job fairs, interdisciplinary events and Workshops participate in federal States and regions that are not yet available in the focus of interest, to be perceived by the graduates.