(Closed) Anyone else in this situation? New Grad…ugh+relocating

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m in a very similar situation as I finish up my Masters before getting married and moving to a different part of the state. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan though! My degree is more specialized – Fashion Merchandising/Digital Marketing so I have no clue what I’m gonna do. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

leilalexicon:  I am in the same situation as well. Moving across the country to FINALLY live with my Fiance after graduating. 44 days left of a 4 year LDR… 🙂

Anyways, your career goals are a little different than mine, you seem very motivated and I am sure you will have no problem getting a job. Connections are key and you can find them in the most unexpected places. Every conversation you have with someone, just be like “I am moving to ___, do you know anyone there? And they will be like “oh yeah my uncle lives there and he works for whatever company. I’ll give you his email.” etc etc

Sadly I am moving to a city with an unstable economy at the moment, so I might be relying on my partner more than I would like, which you said you may have to do as well. I’m sure we both want to be strong independent women and make that money, esp. saving for the wedding. But having our partners help us is just life! 

Anyways the job search after graduating is just a process that everyone goes through in life, sometimes it can be tough. You sound like you have a great plan though! Best of luck!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

leilalexicon:  I think the majority of new grads have to move to find work. So, although you are moving because of your relationship, your situation is pretty common.

In addition to applying for jobs, I do encourage you to network to your  full capacity. You are more likely to land work through someone you meet through volunteering, or networking at professional events, than you are if you rely soley on your degree. There are way too many grads out here who are experts on paper, but have never actually held a posiiton in their field of study.

Do search out employers for whom you would love to work, and set up an appointment with HR. Managers are impressed by people with initiative and will remember you when there is an opening.

When I was married the first time, we moved every year. While it may appear dauntiing the key thing to remember is that there are nice people everywhere.

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