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Unread 01-30-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Unhappy Which 1 should I do?

I'm stuck in a rock in a hard place. I wanna move to Southaven,MS in July no later than August 2012, because I need to put my children in school. This is my problem, should I look for a job now or should I wait until like in 2 or three months? How long will an employer hold a position? especially a position I'm interested in. When should I start looking for a job? should I start now? This is sooooo confusing.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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I'm stuck in a rock in a hard place. I wanna move to Southaven,MS in July no later than August 2012, because I need to put my children in school. This is my problem, should I look for a job now or should I wait until like in 2 or three months? How long will an employer hold a position? especially a position I'm interested in. When should I start looking for a job? should I start now? This is sooooo confusing.

Are you moving here because of family? You should check out Olive Branch then.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Given how competitive the job market is, if it were me, I'd start now. Good luck!
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Unread 01-30-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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What pepermint said. Start looking now, make it clear when you'll be available. Lots of people move around during the summer and change jobs.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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You want to move there no later than August, right? So you can move there sooner, but not later.

Start looking now. Move as soon as you get the job.
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Unread 01-31-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: MS
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What kind of job are you looking for?

My general advice is, I would definitely start looking now. And try to make as many connections as you can (not sure how you do that). I have heard that an employeer might pass on your resume the first time seeing it, but after they see it a couple times they might give it more consideration. Who you know will get your far. If you don't know anyone, you might have a very hard time finding a job.

Now, if you are in a field like nursing...you might be able to wait. There seems to always be a demand for nurses. But others might disagree.
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Unread 01-31-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: The Front Porch
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I'm stuck in a rock in a hard place. I wanna move to Southaven,MS in July no later than August 2012, because I need to put my children in school. This is my problem, should I look for a job now or should I wait until like in 2 or three months? How long will an employer hold a position? especially a position I'm interested in. When should I start looking for a job? should I start now? This is sooooo confusing.

Most employers will not "hold" a position for more than the two weeks notice you should give your current employer. I would start looking for a job now in the new location you are wanting to move unless you have 3 - 6 months worth of expenses in savings in addition to the cost of moving, renting a place when you get there, deposits for utilities, food, gasoline, and any other essentials neccessary until you find employment.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I thank yall so much!!!! I just can't wait to leave Chicago and have my children settle.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Er why would ANYONE want to live in Mississippi? We rank 50th in many categories!
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Unread 02-27-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Er why would ANYONE want to live in Mississippi? .............
Because that's where my wife lives.....
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