Tips for relocating and long distance job searching

Dated: 04/01/2019

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So the move is on, youandrsquo;ve made your mind up and its time for a fresh start someplace removed from where you are now. What are the things you need to consider now that you have made up your mind to relocate? Well having a Job in your new place of residency might be a good thing. Relocating to a new geographic location to bolster your career aspects shouldnandrsquo;t be too big of a problem if you do some smart planning before you move, because there are a few things that you should consider. Here are some ideas to help you in doing a long distance job search. It might be wise to learn as much as you possibly can about the new town or city you think you want to relocate to. You might want to consider such things as the average cost of living for the area. Does the new location provide the kinds of recreational, social and economic advantages and resources you will require? Does the new location meet your desired climate concerns? People who prefer sunshiny warm days and thrive on the outdoor activates that accompany them might want to reconsider moving to Seattle where it is cloudy an average of 226 days per year. Most Cities have websites that can help you in finding out most of the information you will need o know about the area.

But donandrsquo;t rely on a website to be 100% of your reliable information about the new location you intend to move too. You may want to plan some trips to the new location as a method of scouting out potential nesting spots, and maybe a trip dedicated solely to job interviews and finalization of housing details, and personal belongings transfer.

If you are a career person, and especially if you’re a new graduate, you may find the local colleges quite a resource. Many have departments dedicated to Career counseling and are willing to share the information with anyone who inquires. They tend to have vast networks of information about job opportunities available for those that need and want the information. Many times, Job placement service, either on the local state or federal level will use the college network to bring in a host of possible applicants for a particular position or if there is a special need for a particular qualification.

Make a list of possible employers and do your best to find the key personal to contact about job openings with each of the potential employers. The more in your list of potential employers, the better your chances of making the right contacts to procure a job that matches your skills and financial requirements.

Although only a small portion, about 5 to 8 percent of jobs openings are filled though the use employment ads donandrsquo;t let that resource slip passed you unutilized. Want ads can still be a viable part of any job search, so it might be wise to take a short subscription to a paper or even two in the new area and have them delivered to you before your move. Or check online, now days major newspapers often have online versions that host classified and want ads as a sort of token show promoting better coverage for their advertisers.

When you contact prospective employers, let it be known that you are relocating, and that you did your homework in finding them as a possible place of employment. Not that it is suppose to matter, but many times a company will give consideration to a prospective hire because they are out of the area, especially in management positions, so as to not be hiring a person who will possibly have close personal ties to other employees or because they would more likely be free from preconceived idea about the company.

Keep in mind a job search that covers a great span of distance when considered with a relocation is not an easy thing to do, and may be stressful. Donandrsquo;t get discouraged; donandrsquo;t take a job you know is not right for you just for the sake of ensuring you have a job when the relocation takes place. Use every resource available, including friends and family who may know someone in the area who can help put you in contact with those job openings you will want to investigate.

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Mike Najm

With a multi-cultural background and bi-lingual, Mike moved from South America to the Central Florida area in 2001. His careers have been in both the finance and technology industries over the past 15....

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