U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 01-30-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
5 posts, read 4,509 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-30-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
8,026 posts, read 8,096,111 times
Reputation: 5399
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubbles620 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-30-2012, 09:01 PM
 
2,315 posts, read 2,445,956 times
Reputation: 1998
Given how competitive the job market is, if it were me, I'd start now. Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-30-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
1,579 posts, read 1,468,162 times
Reputation: 1381
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-30-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
2,520 posts, read 1,806,899 times
Reputation: 4181
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: MS
200 posts, read 329,037 times
Reputation: 267
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: The front porch outside of the Astral Plane
18,940 posts, read 11,206,473 times
Reputation: 29323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubbles620 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
5 posts, read 4,509 times
Reputation: 15
I thank yall so much!!!! I just can't wait to leave Chicago and have my children settle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2012, 10:39 PM
 
15 posts, read 18,495 times
Reputation: 38
Er why would ANYONE want to live in Mississippi? We rank 50th in many categories!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
2,520 posts, read 1,806,899 times
Reputation: 4181
Quote:
Originally Posted by confuzzledmississippian View Post
Er why would ANYONE want to live in Mississippi? .............
Because that's where my wife lives.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top