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Old 08-21-2013, 08:43 AM
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I've never had the luxury of having several months of savings when I've moved. I moved because I wasn't making any money to do that. That being said, I would never, ever relocate without a job. Sure, there are some success stories, but going with no job seems to me to be a recipe for failure. Even if you do have savings you can't live on that forever.
Not true. I moved with savings and found a job in less than a week. But I did have savings to prepare myself in the event I didn't find a job for a few months.

For most of us, we don't have the luxury of being able to find a job from far away. Our only option is to move and then find the job.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Not true. I moved with savings and found a job in less than a week. But I did have savings to prepare myself in the event I didn't find a job for a few months.

For most of us, we don't have the luxury of being able to find a job from far away. Our only option is to move and then find the job.
So true PDF. Unfortunately, some people just don't get that. No matter how many times some of us have experienced this and then successfully worked around the issue, the naysayers keep showing up to say it can't be done. Reminds me of an argument years ago with some guy. I'm an Army vet, and he,who had never served in any branch of the military, was trying to tell me what life was like in the Army. Funny how so many people can be experts on things they've never experienced. This forum is not short of people who have never moved trying to tell others what will and won't work.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Not true. I moved with savings and found a job in less than a week. But I did have savings to prepare myself in the event I didn't find a job for a few months.

For most of us, we don't have the luxury of being able to find a job from far away. Our only option is to move and then find the job.
I hear people on here say they can't get a job from far away. I have not had problems finding jobs from a distance and wouldn't have dreamed of moving somewhere with no job.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:27 PM
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I hear people on here say they can't get a job from far away. I have not had problems finding jobs from a distance and wouldn't have dreamed of moving somewhere with no job.
That all depends on your field. The reality is that most people are not in a career where an employer is going to hire them from afar. And some people are more risk-averse than others. I'd move without a job again, and again and again.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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I say go for it. You sound young maybe below 30? You have your whole lives in front of you. Just go, live your life. I am moving from Tampa Bay to Dallas. I have a job lined up but it is much less pay and not even in my field. I was lucky that my son-in-laws family are giving me this job until I find work in my current paralegal field. Look at both states and see which one has more jobs listed for the work you want to do. However, be prepared to do some other type of job no where near your field until you find work. Tampa Bay, well, most of Florida is still very high in unemployment but there are jobs, maybe not in your field, but there are jobs. You may need to go to Miami, Orlando or Gainsville to find a job in your field but you will find one. Make sure you have money saved up for at least 3 months worth. Take any job you can even if it is waiting tables until you find your career job. Good luck to both of you.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:22 AM
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Just do your research carefully first.
ATM we have someone on one of our state subforums lamenting the fact that he moved his family on six months of savings, can't find a job, money is running out and there is not enough left to move back home so they are stuck. That has to be a bit of a panicky feeling. The kind that forces you into taking a less than desirable job or living hand to mouth and having to worry over every last dime.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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Thoughts?? Suggestions?? Experiences??

Thanks!
Save 6 months rent, then move to a cheap apartment when you get there and find a job asap.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Honolulu Hawaii
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Just do your research carefully first.
ATM we have someone on one of our state subforums lamenting the fact that he moved his family on six months of savings, can't find a job, money is running out and there is not enough left to move back home so they are stuck. That has to be a bit of a panicky feeling. The kind that forces you into taking a less than desirable job or living hand to mouth and having to worry over every last dime.
True, true, but so many variables in the deciding factor. What were his skills? Where did he live and move to? Job outlook there? Did he have the skills needed to find something in his new location? What about his wife? What are other alternatives? I bet if he moved to North Dakota, he'd have found something right quick.

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I agree with some of the others though, some times not everybody has the luxury of being able to apply for positions far away, and it totally depends on what you do for a living. When I moved to Honolulu from the mainland several years ago, I had office skills, graphic design skills and marketing skills. I figured i could do something at the very least in an office. I spent the first month bumming around the island, and starting the 2nd month, did temp work. I applied at a firm and started at the end of th 2nd month. So basically it took me 3 weeks to find work.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Misoula, MT
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I relocated from California to Montana and I was worried about my resume as well (not that the job market here is booming) If you have someone in the area which I was lucky to have..I got a PO box. I used that address on my resume. It got my foot in the door and then once I got a phone interview I was able to explain the situation. That might help if you don't have tons of cash reserves saved, but I tend to agree with the others its best to have something lined up first. I registered with the temp agencies as well. good luck
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