This is a 2 question thread, rather than starting 2 different threads. So I'm a bit disgruntled with my current job, and have started the process of looking for a new job. I've started looking around Denver and haven't seen what I want yet. My wife's parents live in Dallas, and we really enjoy visiting, so when we were there over New Years we started thinking about why we might want to live there. I've been at my current employer for the nearly 10 years. I started as a Contract Help Desk Tech back in June of 2004 when I was still in college, and am now a Systems Analyst with a Bachelors degree. I found a job last weekend that looked promising so I decided to create a new resume and apply for the position. I finished my resume and cover letter at about 11pm Wednesday and submitted the application at about 11:30pm. I got an email at yesterday 6pm from the Sr. Recruiter saying that I looked like a potential match for the position and asking when I would have time to speak on the phone in the coming days. First off, I have not had to deal with this stuff in a long time, and have never had a phone call like this. What should I expect to go over on a phone call with the recruiter? Do I need to read up a bunch on the company like I would before an actual interview? Also, I know there are a few guys on the boards that live in the Dallas area, so I just wanted to get your thoughts on the region with the highs and lows of living there.