- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
I’m moving back to where my fiance lives after our wedding in August. I’ve been emailing people and networking for the last few months now and unfortunately not getting any luck with openings :(. It’s making me really stressed out, as I’d rather not relocate to a new city without a job offer in hand since we will have a lot of expenses as a newly married couple. I’ve asked about the possibility of remote work too, but I have a sinking feeling my supervisors don’t really want to do it since we have had a lot of people leave the company and already have one employee working remotely (we have a tiny office and pay a lot of rent for a prime downtown location which is underutilized). I’m in a super niche industry, which makes it all the harder to find work in a smaller city than where I live now, which is a major metropolitan area but has very high HCOL.
I’m starting to get really depressed thinking about the fact that I’ll probably end up with a big gap on my resume and/or will have to change careers entirely, at least for a while until I find something (which, in my field, can take months or years even). Any advice on job searching from afar as it relates to closing an LDR? If you and/or your partner have gone through this, how long did it take you to find a job?