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Old 05-21-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Hi all, I am new to this forum and was hoping to get some insight. I currently live in the New England area and would like to move down to NC, which is my favorite state. My question is this, how do you manage to get a job in NC prior to moving? Is this even at all possible? Any suggestions?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Hi all, I am new to this forum and was hoping to get some insight. I currently live in the New England area and would like to move down to NC, which is my favorite state. My question is this, how do you manage to get a job in NC prior to moving? Is this even at all possible? Any suggestions?
What kind of job do you do? Can you transfer your job?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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I work in the real estate industry, not as a realtor though, basic office work. So no transfers available, and looking for some kind of office work, such as administrative assistant.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I work in the real estate industry, not as a realtor though, basic office work. So no transfers available, and looking for some kind of office work, such as administrative assistant.
All I can suggest is that you start looking for and applying for jobs. Maybe you could get a job at a realtor's office here or at an apartment complex.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Thanks coffeebean330 that's actually a good idea. I will look into what real estate offices that may need someone to do some office work. Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Check out the internet. Alot of places now have online job applications,then go to your local unemployment office and they can help you out alot, give you info on any jobs available there and you can check out the jobs in their local newspaper (starnews online). I'm sure you can find out what you need to know from onr of them.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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MissGeorgia, have you been down here? Maybe the best option would be to just stop by the realtors offices and see what's available, and maybe make some connections. That way you can leave a resume and they will have a face to go with it as opposed to some random application from the internet. Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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MissGeorgia, Most companies will conduct a phone interview with no issues once they have received a resume. Check out indeed and simplyhired for jobs in the Wilmington area.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I will most definitely look into them. Yes coffeebean330 I have been down there a few years back, and really love the state of NC.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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I moved here 2 years ago from across the country and I can tell you from experience that it is really hard to secure a job when you don't live here. Companies usually have hundreds of local applicants for office jobs and, unless your resume is exceptional, they don't want to go through the extra hassle of dealing with someone out of state. I took a huge leap of faith, saved as much as I could, and moved here with no job. I have been very blessed and was able to get a job within 2 months. The job market is tough but if you have a good work history and references you should be able to find something within a few months.
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