(Closed) Applying for jobs in another state?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here’s my story: 

I graduated from college with one college degree, decided it wouldn’t work for me as a full time career, went back and got another degree in two years. During that two years, I met Fiance. After about 8 months of dating, he moved two states away. We continued to date (I had another year of college to go). We were serious, so when I was getting close to graduating, I looked for jobs in his state. I’m not an engineer and applied to over 20 places, but none were hiring entry-level positions. I did a bit of networking and scored an interview. The boss liked me and offered me a job so I moved and Fiance and I moved in together and have been living here ever since (3+ years). 

My interview process included two phone interviews and then one in-person interview when I was visiting Fiance. Some companies might pay for you to come interview in-person, but some won’t and will expect you to get there on your own. 

I would say go for it, but if you do get a job and Darling Husband doesn’t immediately, you could do long distance. A close friend moved from Wisconsin to Florida for a job and without her husband. It took him 8 months to get out of his job. It was hard for them, but they got through it and are happy with how things went/turned out. 

Just make sure communication is frequent and open with Darling Husband. You both need to be on the same page to take something like this on.

Good luck! 



Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s always a risk, if you want it,  do it! We moved to CA with my husband having a secure job and me not having one yet. It’s something we both wanted, we can survive on one income, and we can undo it if it doesn’t work out.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

This is a major decision for the both of you. It will affect your whole lives, now and in the future. Do your research well and good luck!

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s really hard to get companies to take you seriously if you are across the country and just want to pick up and go there.  Honestly, since he makes more money, I would go where he can find a job.  That is what we did, my husband found a job and then I searched there.

Post # 7
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you should go for it! But then again I guess it depends on if you think your Darling Husband can get a job in said city. I’m all for relocation. But I like change. And don’t worry if your hubby can’t get a job at the same time… I think in the long run living separate h for a month or two based on jobs is SO worth it 😀

Post # 9
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sounds like you’re in a pretty specialized field, which would be pretty necessary to scoring an out of state job. Many companies won’t consider out of state applicants if there is a local talent pool to hire from – they don’t want to pay for interview travel, relocation, etc. Start networking! Use LinkedIn, get in touch with whoever you can to make a lical connection, and see where that takes you. Hopefully Darling Husband can do the same within his department and you guys can find that balance it sounds like you need.

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