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Old 12-14-2013, 03:54 AM
 
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We are moving a large distance (nearly one coast to the other) with my husband's job - this is a permanent move. I have been a SAHM for a few years but I would like to work part-time when we move. All my potential jobs are with the city government, which can be a super long hiring process (six months to one year).

Should I try and apply BEFORE we move? Or should I wait until we get there? I don't have a definite date (it happens whenever our house sells, which could be fast but could be long), but I know the city jobs take a long time to process. I won't be able to go to interviews before the move but I also don't want to waste a year sitting at home waiting for calls. We don't *NEED* the money but it's pretty tight/dire without!

Thanks for advice
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I'm at a public agency in Seattle (not city) and work with many city departments, and their hiring process is not nearly that long around here. As long as you indicate that you are moving there, you could still get interviews, but will have to fly out for them at your own expense. Below are a couple of sites to look for jobs in our area, hopefully you can find something similar in the area where you are going:

https://apply.govjobstoday.com/

AWC JobNet - Search Jobs

Your problem will be that cities typically have very few part-time jobs. Good luck.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Your situation is unique in that it is tied to selling your house. You've also said you will not be able to do any out of town interviewing. Plus, you're only looking for part time work.

Based on what you've written, it would make sense for you to wait until you move.
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