- 3 years ago
- Wedding: City, State
(Background Info–skip over if you’d like)
So my Fiance and I want to relocate to a city for a few years to help with advancing his career (we live in a smaller town where there aren’t as many positions for his line of work that aren’t entry or just above entry level) and we made a plan as to what we would have to do to move while making sure that it didn’t negatively impact my career. Part of our plan involved me going back to school after 9 years of experience in my field where I already have one master’s degree, but the job I want to transition into needs me to have experience outside of my current field and getting my master’s while working in an entry level job in that field is how we planned to accomplish the goal.
I got a call yesterday from the head of the program I applied to. Even though the deadline to apply has not passed yet, he called to offer me a spot since the school knows their graduate school deadline is later than most other schools. He said that I was one of their top applicants and as such he wanted to reach out so that I didn’t accept at a different school first. Ladies, this school was my first choice school so I am pumped!
Now the fun/scary part starts. I have already gotten my resume out there to one corporation in the city we’re moving to and will be getting it to many more during the course of this week and next and the next couple of months if needed.
TLDR: Those of you that work in corporate America, some questions:
- Would you find it odd that someone was applying for a position that they couldn’t accept for 2 months?
- Do you utilize LinkedIn or some other social networking site to recruit employees/make hiring decisions?
- What are some effective ways to get your name out to recruiters?
The master’s program I will be in is designed for someone who works full time so it is 6 credits at a time for 6 semesters in a row. My goal is to work in the field my master’s degree will be in (and that my prior work experience has prepared me for) so that I can implement the skills I am learning in the program in real time.
If anyone has any suggestions or tips about changing careers, finding work, etc. that they’d ilke to share, I am all ears (or eyes in this case!)
Thanks for any help! 🙂