(Closed) Advice on seeking a job if you are not local

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our expeience was a bit different from yours, but maybe a bump will help. My husband graduated from college right before we got married. He applied for a lot of jobs, and had many interviews. But, we’d already planned the wedding and honeymoon, bought plane tickets etc. to be home for about 6 weeks and nobody was looking for anyone to start that late. He didn’t find a job until we got back and he was able to start immediately. In your field and with your experience you might have a better chance though!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Right out of college, I got a job in CA/TX while living in GA with a permanent address in IN.

I decided to make a career change 2.5 years later and got a job in GA while living in TX.

Honestly – I didn’t do anything different or special than I would for applying locally.  I simply stated that I was willing to relocate in my cover letter.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Au Jardin:  They started out with phone interviews and then I only had to fly out for a final in-person interview when they were down to the last couple of candidates.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t change countries but changed jobs and moved across the country a few years after college.  It wasn’t a big deal to people.  I got lots of calls, two interviews, and two job offers.  For the interviews, they did fly me out. I think it’s pretty common to see people applying from all over.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never been in this situation but I have two friends who were recently looking for jobs in Califonia while living on the east coast.  I think they just both indicated in their cover letters that they were wanting/willing to relocate to the specific area.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When we moved here, I accepted a way underpaying position to get my foot in the door. It worked and this year I have a position in line with my credentials.

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