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Old 07-07-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I'm doing a summer internship right now and it's going pretty well. I'm in a new city and I've fallen in love with it. I really want to move out here.

The thing is, I still have one more semester of school left. I'll be graduating in December. I've been looking for jobs relevant to my field in the area and I've found a couple that I am qualified for. When should I apply for them? I feel like applying now would be too early, but I don't want to wait until the fall and discover that the jobs have been filled.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Any jobs that are open now will be filled by December when you graduate. Nobody will hold a position for you for 6 months. That is ok, others will open up.

I would start applying for jobs in October or November.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Yeah, I figured as much. I guess I will start in October. Of course, there's also a chance that my current employer might offer me a full-time job after this internship. They seem to like me so far!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Always worth pursuing. You can never tell if they will have a opening when you are ready for FT work, but it never hurts to have the inside track.

As tempting as it is to make it all about yourself when you are job hunting, you always need to keep in mind that the employer has interests as well. Going back to your OP, what would be in it for them if they hired you for a position now that you could not fill until December? If you cannot give a good answer to tat question, the employer is not likely to do it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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I'm doing a summer internship right now and it's going pretty well. I'm in a new city and I've fallen in love with it. I really want to move out here.

The thing is, I still have one more semester of school left. I'll be graduating in December. I've been looking for jobs relevant to my field in the area and I've found a couple that I am qualified for. When should I apply for them? I feel like applying now would be too early, but I don't want to wait until the fall and discover that the jobs have been filled.

Thoughts?
Start calling people at those companies today asking to set up an 'informational interview'. Say that you are a college student going into your Senior year and that you are interested in whatever field those companies are in. Ask if you can set up a 30 minute phone interview to find out what the hiring managers do day to day at their jobs. Do that with as many people you can in as many companies as you can over the next few months. The first benefit is that you find out more about those companies which will let you tailor interview answers, cover letters and resumes more to them. The second benefit is that those companies will remember you as someone passionate about what they do, and as someone willing to go out of his say to learn what he can. I guarantee that 99% of people will agree to giving you 30 minutes of their time (people love to talk about themselves), and doing things like this will put you ahead of the vast majority of people you will compete against for those jobs.
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