(Closed) Any Bees Moved States Tried/Trying to Find Jobs??

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I moved from NY to SC a little over a year ago. We moved for FI’s job, which he got while out of state, and then we moved there. I was able to keep my job that I had back in NY, but every now and again submit applications and go on interviews just to keep my options over. It’s hard to say, without knowing what portion of the state you are moving to. Charleston and Columbia are the biggest cities, so it’s going to be easier to find a job in those cities. We’re getting married in Charleston and moving there (from Myrtle Beach) in October. We LOVE IT. We’ve visited Columbia, but we weren’t as big of fans. Also, be warned – it’s hotter in Columbia than on the coast. 

As far as moving, I would def. recommend moving and then trying for a job, or, at the very least, snagging a SC postal office box, as well as setting up a Google voice number with the area code you are trying for. That may get your resume not as passed over, as its not just an “out of state, into the trash” kind of thing. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I moved from Georgia to Arkansas. I’m a teacher. I did not get ANY calls at all until I was able to change my address to an Arkansas address. I started getting calls right away when I did that and actually got a job the week before I moved.

I think employers don’t really take you seriously with an out state address. Do you know anybody there? You could just use their address and your cell phone number. That’s what I did. Then when they called I was able to drive here for an interview.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am originally from NJ, lived in OH for a year and then moved here to SC (Charleston area).  I’ve been looking for work for a good year and still nothing.  But I have the double whammy, I’m a “Yankee”, plus I lived in Ohio.  For some reason people in this area really don’t like people from Ohio and Michigan.  I’m really hoping that’s not the reason I’m not getting call backs but who knows. 

I will tell you there are quite a few Law offices down here, I was shocked at how many there are!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes.  After I married my Darling Husband, who lived in a different state, I kept my job in a major city for ten months so that we could keep paying both of our mortages and other house-related expenses until I was able to sell my townhouse, conclude my job, and relocate to join Darling Husband and his children full time.  The weekly commuting between my old and new worlds was killer. (I teleworked from DH’s house on Mondays and Fridays and worked from my office in my city three days a week. I was constantly driving, packing, unpacking, doing laundry, etc.) However, at least I still had a fabulous, high-paying job in a field that I loved, a field in which I have two degrees and two-and-a-half decades worth of work experience.

I finally relocated to DH’s very small town in a very rural area of another state, and I’ve yet to find a job opportunity in my field where someone will even contact me after I’ve submitted a resume and application. (I almost always received at least an interview for jobs for which I’d applied in the past, and I almost always have gotten the jobs that I really wanted.)

I’ll admit that there has been only a very small handful of jobs even related to my field in this area and that HR staff and hiring managers likely consider me to be very overqualified for most of the jobs for which I’ve applied. The fact that I am not, ahem, young, (something they can figure out from my work history on the application) probably isn’t helping, even though it’s illegal to discriminate based on age.

I’ve enjoyed having some time off to adjust to my new roles in life (including being a pastor’s wife and stepmother of multiple children). However, at some point, DH and I need to stop burning through our savings, so I would like to find some type of job here.  I just would like to have it be related to what I know and do well, instead of it being something that I would find tedious.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a defense attorney in NYC, and one of my colleagues moved to another state about a year ago, hoping he would be able to find work. It’s been a year now, and he has applied to every legal job he was even minimally qualified for and has not found anything. I hate to be a downer, but it’s tough times in the legal world right now, as I’m sure you know! My colleague thought that moving would help his odds, but in the end… No dice. 🙁

Wishing you lots of luck though!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Brielle:  Can you take some experience/time off your resume?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OP, are you stating in your cover letter that you are already relocating? Perhaps they are worried you will want a relo package or something.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@futuremrsk18:  He wound up coming back to our office, actually – our organization lets employees take sabbaticals, so he had to move back here when his six months were up. His family stayed in the other city, so he’s still been applying for jobs out there and having no luck. Opening a solo firm just seems so rough, between malpractice insurance, start up costs and finding clients without any sort of networking base in a new city… I think he didn’t want to go that route, and also couldn’t afford to give up our job’s benefits (namely health insurance).

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KatieBklyn:  I would give anything to have the opportunity for sabbatical. 🙁

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@WillyNilly:  It’s pretty sweet! Unfortunately, I haven’t yet saved up enough to pay my rent and student loans while I’m not getting paid for six months… but someday I hope to be able to take advantage of that!

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