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Old 12-04-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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I think ultimately when one has an established well-paying career, and the life experience to know themselves and their capabilities well, it's a matter of how much risk they are willing to take on. And risk-tolerance is both personal and subjective.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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No. Job--->Move--->Happy
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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The issue is that employers usually prefer local candidates, that makes it much harder to obtain a job without first moving there. It's a catch-22 situation unfortunately.
Yes this. It is much more of an issue than being unemployed currently.

Question though - could you not get a remote contract-type gig and do that while you are moving?
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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The issue is that employers usually prefer local candidates, that makes it much harder to obtain a job without first moving there. It's a catch-22 situation unfortunately.
Ha..not in Georgia. Employers in this state WILL hire an out of state candidate before a local one.

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Old 12-04-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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Ha..not in Georgia. Employers in this state WILL higher an out of state candidate before a local one.

I would totally disagree on that. Most of the HR folks, and recruiters I know will absolutely toss an out of state resume first. Unless the company is one that often hires remote employees.


ooh - how about looking for remote/telecommute gigs in Atlanta?
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Some situations you can. I moved to DC years ago without a job and got one within 2 weeks
In some situations you can. But it mostly depends on the state/city economy status.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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How much stuff do you have to move?

At a minimum you can just take leave for a few weeks to find a job. Once you find one let them know you will start in a few weeks, go back to California to get your stuff then officially move here. Or just move here. Give yourself 3 months to find a job. If you can't find a job move back. Take a risk sometimes. You moving by yourself right? It's not like you are moving other people with you

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Old 12-04-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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I'm interested in moving out there sometime in April and will be trying for a job but it's a bit tough to do remote interviews. If I cannot manage to get a contract I was thinking I would just move anyway and find work after I get there.

I'm a Sr. Software Engineer with 15 years experience, specializing in Enterprise Java, currently employed full time - there seem to be tons of jobs in the ATL area so at least for now it's looking pretty optimistic for moving there first and finding work.

There is also a certain urgency to make the move now - I want to buy a home in ATL before prices escalate even more and interest rates are still super low. I'm particularly interested in Johns Creek area and I have heard prices are shooting up there which is making me a bit nervous.

I have good savings to tide me over for the interim... thoughts?
Sounds to me that you should be able to secure a job before moving. Why the interest? I got an IT job in Texas and couldn't leave soon enough.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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Ha..not in Georgia. Employers in this state WILL higher an out of state candidate before a local one.
hire.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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I would totally disagree on that. Most of the HR folks, and recruiters I know will absolutely toss an out of state resume first. Unless the company is one that often hires remote employees.


ooh - how about looking for remote/telecommute gigs in Atlanta?
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Unless the company is one that often hires remote employees.
You said it,I didn't. It's the reason why the word transplants should always be in a sentence with Atlanta.

Get it?
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