Out-of-State Job Hunting

Katrina writes:
I am looking to relocate to another state shortly and am interested in
advice for job hunting in another state. Any advice is greatly appreciated.



The Career Doctor responds:
Long-distance job-hunting is a bit more difficult and requires a bit more planning
but should not be much more difficult than job-hunting locally — especially if you
use the right tools for your job search.
Your first step is to devise an overall strategy for relocating including job-search
methods timing a relocation budget and planning for any scouting trips in advance
of your move.
Your job-search methods should include identifying key employers in your new
locale. Develop a targeted list of hiring managers and mail off cover letters and
resumes. Contact your college’s alumni office and get a list of alumni who live in
your new locale and contact them and ask for assistance. Contact your college’s
career services office and see if they have reciprocal agreements with any colleges
located in your new locale; if so contact those colleges. Use your current network
to see if any of them have connections to your new locale. Contact the local chapter
of any professional organizations that you belong to and use those resources to build
your network and job-hunt. Consider contacting headhunters/recruiters in your new
locale. Use geographic-specific job sites for your new locale. Start a subscription or
start reading online the new locale’s newspaper(s).
Once you have a number of job leads plan a scouting trip to meet with potential employers
and to conduct more networking and researching.
For more help with a long-distance job-search please read this article published on
Quintessential Careers: New
City New Job: How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search
. And for some quick tips read:
Long-Distance
Job Search Do’s and Don’ts
.

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Katrina writes:
I am looking to relocate to another state shortly and am interested in
advice for job hunting in another state. Any advice is greatly appreciated.



The Career Doctor responds:
Long-distance job-hunting is a bit more difficult and requires a bit more planning
but should not be much more difficult than job-hunting locally — especially if you
use the right tools for your job search.
Your first step is to devise an overall strategy for relocating including job-search
methods timing a relocation budget and planning for any scouting trips in advance
of your move.
Your job-search methods should include identifying key employers in your new
locale. Develop a targeted list of hiring managers and mail off cover letters and
resumes. Contact your college’s alumni office and get a list of alumni who live in
your new locale and contact them and ask for assistance. Contact your college’s
career services office and see if they have reciprocal agreements with any colleges
located in your new locale; if so contact those colleges. Use your current network
to see if any of them have connections to your new locale. Contact the local chapter
of any professional organizations that you belong to and use those resources to build
your network and job-hunt. Consider contacting headhunters/recruiters in your new
locale. Use geographic-specific job sites for your new locale. Start a subscription or
start reading online the new locale’s newspaper(s).
Once you have a number of job leads plan a scouting trip to meet with potential employers
and to conduct more networking and researching.
For more help with a long-distance job-search please read this article published on
Quintessential Careers: New
City New Job: How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search
. And for some quick tips read:
Long-Distance
Job Search Do’s and Don’ts
.

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