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Old 03-17-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Default How Do You Get A Job BEFORE You Move?

My BF and I are moving to Albany in a few months, as I've posted. Moneys' tight, and we don't drive. Are there companies that do job interviews over the phone? Or should we just set a few bucks aside and go up there for a few days? Get our names out there, apply to jobs. Maybe get interviews then, or set something up for the week we move-in...

Richs' job couldn't transfer, he works where we live. He just finished up training to get a computer job, it taught a little bit of everything. I'd be looking for something PT, to start.

I would really appreciate any and all advice, as this is such a huge move! 8-)
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Menands/Albany
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The mail and internet could save you some time. Try the phone first and then if they want to interview you in person, they'll tell you. Good Luck.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Where do you live now? How far of a commute are we talking about to go on an interview before you move?
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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Definitely find jobs here before you move! Not many places do only phone interviews. And a lot of places won't even do an interview if you don't have a local phone number. Think about getting a Trac phone with a 518 area code number. That phone is dirt cheap. I've heard of a lot of people doing that so it looks like they are local. It has helped a few people.

What kind of work are you both looking for? The computer/technology field is huge. If you let us know what you're looking for for work, we may be able to help with some pointers.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Menands/Albany
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Oh that is a great idea about the phone; I'll have to remember that.
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