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Unread 01-09-2007, 10:06 PM
 
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Default How to find an out of state job?

Hello.
My husband and I are looking to move out of state (we live in Houston) but he hasn't had much luck finding a job and no interviews. Granted, he just started looking about two months ago and I know it will take time. He's very qualified and educated but isn't happy with his present job and we both hate Houston. He has sent out his resumes online to some company websites but still nothing. A friend of his kept getting all these out of town interviews and finally land a job in NY so I know its possible.

Any ideas how we can speed up the process or at least get the ball rolling? I know there is probably not much else to say other than keep sending out resumes and hope someone will reply but I'd still like some input please. We're looking for a good city to raise our little boy and call home.

Thanks!
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Unread 01-09-2007, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Sheridan, Wy
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What you can do is go to the States government website and they usually have a job bank you can browse of jobs state wide, and you can usually specify county or city.

For example if you want to move to Or you can go to www.oregon.gov and there should be a link to www.workinginoregon.com

www. (fill in with any state u chose) . gov

That is usually the best place to start. Also do a google search for jobs databases/banks.

That should get you started

Best of luck to you..
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Unread 01-10-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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Find a recruiter who is a specialist in your husband's area.
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Unread 01-10-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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There have been good suggestions so far, and it is possible to find jobs in other states. I've done it several times myself...made the move from Houston to elsewhere, as a matter of fact. I don't know about your husband's field, but I found that in my line of work, some firms were nervous at first about talking to someone from out of state. There were concerns about what would happen if things didn't work out and you just uprooted your family to that part of the country. When I sent out resumes, I made sure to briefly address my desire to further my career in the city in which the company was located. Do you have family in the state(s) you are considering to relocate? Sometimes mentioning that can help ease concerns of a future employer.

Good luck!
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Unread 01-10-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions and tips, they are good ones. I guess we will have to do more research and try to settle on a place. We are looking somewhere possibly up north/northeast (Wisconsin, Boston, Minnesota, etc.) but not down here in the south. Hubby is a software developer and has been one for close to 10 years. I'm not sure where there is a big demand for his type of job or the kinds of companies that hire developers. Again, more research
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Unread 01-10-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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You may also check craigslist job section for the areas you are interested in moving to.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Networking with fellow associates of your husband trait is one of the best ways to get the resume to a manager hands. Inside referrals have a great impact/value for the managers.

Also use usajobs.com and HR services such as Kelly and Mampower. They have access to nation wide jobs and some companies only post in their website.

What is his job and yours?

Where you want to move?
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Unread 05-08-2007, 05:15 AM
 
Location: VA
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The best way to get a new job in a different State is to transfer within your company.

I did not have that option, so I tried applying and flying out for interviews. I was passed by when they hired local applicants instead. It cost me a fortune. The best approach is to quit your job, move out to the new town and start looking. Any one who gives you different advice is wrong.
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Unread 05-29-2007, 02:03 PM
 
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I've seen alot of software jobs in virginia on monster.com but the housing prices in some of the regions are pretty bad.
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Unread 05-29-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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The best way to get a new job in a different State is to transfer within your company.

I did not have that option, so I tried applying and flying out for interviews. I was passed by when they hired local applicants instead. It cost me a fortune. The best approach is to quit your job, move out to the new town and start looking. Any one who gives you different advice is wrong.
Ahh...now see, I was wondering about this myself. Much as I appreciate a company's need to request a fly-out interview, I cannot AFFORD more than one of them.

To be fair, you certainly can't blame the companies. You've got an out-of-state'er who decides to pick your city to settle in, so naturally I expect some caution from a company.

However, if at all possible request phone interviews. If the company refuses, well...then I suppose it boils down to 1) how much you want the job, and 2) what you think your chances are of GETTING said job.

Back to the original post, I'm interested in the replies, because I'm about to do this and I haven't a CLUE. Job first? Apartment first? Both??!!

Dingler, I like your idea of moving there, plopping down, and then going out to look for a job. That certainly IS possible for those who are financially able to, which I will be after a year is up (I'm in save-save-save mode right now!).

Problem is, I've ALSO noticed that uprooting to a different city is one big Catch-22:

Either there are people out there who don't like to rent you an apartment unless you have verifiable income...

Or there are people out there who won't hire you unless you have a verifiable address first.

Go figure, lol. But then again, that is the experience of moving, I suppose.
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