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Old 08-10-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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Ok here's my big dilemma that's weighing on me...

Anyways I want to move to NC, I have friends in Charlotte offering a place for free until I get on my feet...but I don't have a job lined up...though I've spoken with plenty of recruiters...

My current position ends in 2 months where i'm at in Ohio(youngstown), which i recently moved back from Tampa....and I hate being in Ohio

Anyways my dilemma is to move without a job or wait until something comes up.

I'm in the IT field but probably not in a high demand job....Systems Admin/Desktop Support...

So what would everyone do? Anyone ever move without a job before?

I have money saved up probably enough to get by for 3 months with bills and whatever expenses...I'm just worried that I won't find a job...doesn't have to be in the IT field
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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Ok here's my big dilemma that's weighing on me...

Anyways I want to move to NC, I have friends in Charlotte offering a place for free until I get on my feet...but I don't have a job lined up...though I've spoken with plenty of recruiters...

My current position ends in 2 months where i'm at in Ohio(youngstown), which i recently moved back from Tampa....and I hate being in Ohio

Anyways my dilemma is to move without a job or wait until something comes up.

I'm in the IT field but probably not in a high demand job....Systems Admin/Desktop Support...

So what would everyone do? Anyone ever move without a job before?

I have money saved up probably enough to get by for 3 months with bills and whatever expenses...I'm just worried that I won't find a job...doesn't have to be in the IT field
If you have money saved up I'd say go for it. Sometimes it's easier and you have more options if you already live in the area. If you have good qualifications, I can more than likely get you a desktop job through my brother. But he is only looking at local people.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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So, will you be jobless in 2 months anyway?

Is there any way you can work on getting a job now and maybe taking a trip down here before you move?

We did not move until my DH found a job, but I didn't get a job when we moved.

Dawn
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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IMO.... I would try and save as much as you can the next two months, while looking online and calling some companies for the job you want. after that two months move on down and if you havent found anything yet then just try to find something in the meantime till you do. Its a leap of faith but you at least have a place to stay for free for a little bit.

Good Luck
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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I'll be coming down the 24th - 26th of august...I've had some contact w/ a few people and of course they want locals. I of course use monster/dice/ etc daily and have talked to a lot of recruiters...so i'm fairly certain i wouldn't be out of a job long when i get down there.

Carolina Guy can you have your brother contact me? kforbs126@gmail.com Or anyone can contact me about any jobs...

I would take any kind of job first when i get down there, i have 6 years of retail management along w/ IT work...
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you know your job ends in two months, I'd start looking now. No reason you can't find something before you move.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Personally I'd go for it! After your job is over in those two months. Here or there in Ohio---what's the difference? You don't like it there, you have a place to stay here until you get on your feet...Go for it!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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I agree, if you position is ending, and since you dont like the area. Id say go for it. Many Charlotte companies will only llook at resumes with Charlotte addys on them. Since you have a place stay. The best thing to do would be to balnket your resume everywhere. Id do monster, career builder, and go to the charlotte chamber of commerce, and then get the websites of all companies in charlotte. There is alot of competition with a lot of people moving to the area. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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If you have a place to stay for free and your job is ending, then yes I would move. I would be looking for jobs now, but still move if one hasn't happened. It is easier to find employment once you are in the area or you can take whatever you can get while looking for the right career. Good luck!!!
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