Post # 1
I know a lot of people relocate FOR jobs. But we (mostly me but DH is accepting) want to relocate “location first”; i.e. have a destination in mind and then looking for jobs in that location; not have the job and go to whatever location it’s in.
Has anyone here planned such a relocation? DH and I will both need to find jobs, hopefully within a short time of each other.
Post # 3
We did this, in a way. Location was number one. But we didn’t move until one of us secured a job there.
Post # 4
Be willing to relocate yourself. Apply for jobs in the area, stating in the cover letter than you are relocating there in X month.
Plan on a trip to said location to interview. Also state in your cover letter that you will be in town X week (at least 2 weeks away) and would like to set up an interview. Undoubtedly you will have to follow up to actually get the interview.
Hopefully this location is within driving distance so you don’t have to worry about cancelled flights, etc. if you can’t set up interview times.
Post # 5
It’s not within driving distance, we’re looking to relocate from Missouri to Florida.
Post # 6
I would not feel comfortable with that at all in this economy. I am trying to find a job in CO and I’m having a horrible time finding anything.
Post # 7
Oh, I’m not moving without at least one of us having a decent job first!
Post # 8
We are highly considering that right now. We love where we live and have a good amount of friends here but we know there are so many more awesome places we would like to live. We think in the next year or so we are going to look for jobs in several different cities. Denver, Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, etc. If we happen to find something we will move.
I believe that Mrs Cola did this but Im pretty sure that she is able to work from home full time so its a little different.
Post # 9
We did this after college. We narrowed down our search to a few cities we wanted to live in, and then applied for jobs only in those locations. It worked for us, but that was also a few years ago before the economy really tanked, so idk if it would work now.
Post # 10
We’re trying to do that as well and are both currently looking for jobs in Boston. I really hope it can happen sometime this summer as we’ve been thinking of this for a few years now. Hopefully we find something.
Post # 11
We did this but it was still driving distance. The commute was about 2 hours each way and it sucked, but it took my FI about 4 months and myself 6 months to land jobs in our new area.
Post # 12
I think this is fine, but I wouldn’t actually move until at least one of you have secured a job there. So only job hunt in FL but don’t leave Missouri until you actually have a good job offer in FL.
Post # 13
I know a lot of people who do this, plan a location then secure a job there then move. Personally for us we can never do that because we need to be near family.
But if Chicago was closer to the NE I would highly consider moving there! LOVE Chicago!