(Closed) ARGH Finding employment when the LDR ends (long).

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can certainly relate to this one! Tomorrow is my last day of work before moving a few states away to live with my FI, very soon to be husband. I don’t have a job yet and it’s hard to think about next year without an income, insurance, etc. But the way I think about it is just in steps. I think about the people I can contact, who I can talk to, etc.

The most sucessful thing for me has been contacting my Alumni office. I had done a presentation for them when I was a senior so I knew a woman in the office and she was happy to email a few people in the area I am moving and like you I’m interested in a specific industry and actually a specific company. She was able to pass my name along and I’ve begun networking with them and slowly it may open a door. If anything it’s showed me why my application wasn’t reviewed when submitted online, etc. So I would suggest

1. Contact your college for teachers in your area you could speak with, what steps did they take to get certified, etc.

2. Contact people in your current program, I’m sure some go on to teach, how did they do it? Etc.

There’s nothing more useful than learning from others!

As for the insurance, I can’t help out too much, my FI lived in TX for 2 years so I certainly understand the allergies! Again, speaking with people returning from your program could shed some light on this.

Best of luck!

Post # 5
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

As far as the job goes, keep in mind that a lot of places nowadays are leery about hiring someone who doesn’t live there yet. I recently moved, and while I couldn’t get an interview to save my life while I wasn’t living there, I got a job within two weeks of moving.

Post # 6
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2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely understand what you are going through! My now-DH moved away for his job right after we got engaged and we were long distance for a year. We got married and I moved here for him without a job or any friends. It’s tough – I’m not going to lie. But being with him is SO worth it. I think your nerves are natural but once you are together, it will put things in perspective. Is your FI in the position to help you out financially until you get a job?

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