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Old 08-10-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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I'm moving from Texas to Colorado next month and have saved up several months' worth of money to do so. I already started applying (and had three phone interviews as a result), but all fell through due to the fact that they wanted someone immediately.

My question is, if I'm arriving in Colorado in mid-September, should I wait until that point to apply--maybe a week or two before getting there--or has anyone had any luck finding work after saying that they'll need a month prior to starting?

I'd really like to secure something before I get there, despite having enough money in place already, to ensure I don't run into any roadblocks when trying to sign a lease on an apartment.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I would continue to apply or you may miss out on some opportunities. Many companies take weeks to go through the hiring process. It's just unfortunate you applied to a few looking to hire immediately.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:51 AM
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Continue to apply, if you are contacted by recruiters let them know that you will be in CO by mid-Sept., but also get their information so you can work with them later. Good luck.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Continue to apply, if you are contacted by recruiters let them know that you will be in CO by mid-Sept., but also get their information so you can work with them later. Good luck.
I was in a similar boat in state when I was finishing college. I went to a state school up about 3 hours from Phoenix and clearly put in cover letters I submitted that I would be available AFTER my graduation date, some places wanted me to interview right (and likely start) right then. It's like they didn't even read the cover letter.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:45 PM
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I was in a similar boat in state when I was finishing college. I went to a state school up about 3 hours from Phoenix and clearly put in cover letters I submitted that I would be available AFTER my graduation date, some places wanted me to interview right (and likely start) right then. It's like they didn't even read the cover letter.
Now you know the truth about cover letters, most people do not read them. Best thing to do is have that phone interview with them and let them know the situation.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Washington
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I applied the week before my move. Had 3 interviews set once I landed. Loved the first job I interviewed for and accepted their offer and cancelled my 2 upcoming interviews. YMMV.

This was over a year ago, and I'm still with that company.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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Immediately.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Now you know the truth about cover letters, most people do not read them. Best thing to do is have that phone interview with them and let them know the situation.
But then if they (typically) aren't read, why are they important?

I asked and most wanted to do in-person interviews for whatever reason. As I found out in time, most were the "Can I ask you a question," people at Walmarts, Sam's Club and even Targets that try to get you to switch cable or satellite providers.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:40 PM
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But then if they (typically) aren't read, why are they important?

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The only reason people do cover letters anymore is the rare case that anyone actually reads them. Many of my colleagues tell me they never bother with writing cover letters, to them it's a waste of time and I work in an industry with a lot of Fortune 500 companies.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:56 PM
 
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Don't wait, keep applying. I started applying about 2 months before I moved. I got a job about two days after I moved. Most people told me to just give them a call when I get here, and I didn't think they were serious, but when I finally moved, they remembered me and got the ball rolling. Try to get a phone conversation in. Also, I'd recommend looking for permanent positions via recruiting/staffing agencies - they do all the work for you and might be able to get you 1-week or even 3-day positions to tide you over while you wait to start or find your new job.
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