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Old 10-07-2009, 03:05 AM
 
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Like she originally said , do NOT move - here or anywhere without a job!!
She wasn't speaking in Japanese!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Some one tell me this then...How are you supposed to land a job in another state....I hear it is hard to try to land a job in another state.
Please advise?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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You don't. If they're not inviting you in for an interview, it means they have more than enough -- and I mean MORE than enough -- local applicants.

You look for regions that do not have such a high unemployment rate as North Carolina. You have the Internet; do your research.

Go where the jobs are, not where they aren't.

It's really insane to move somewhere where there aren't any jobs...unless of course, you are in the medical field.

People HAVE lost tens of thousands of dollars -- they've lost homes -- moving here and then having to move back (for family support), or selling their homes for less than what they paid for them, because they could not find employment.

Everyone thinks, "It can't happen to ME!" It can. It's a different world than it was a few years ago, believe me. It's happening to the best and the brightest.

It doesn't matter if you're single, married, married with children, or whatever. When there is no money coming in, there is no money coming in. The result is the same. You still -- somehow -- need to pay for food, clothing, and shelter.

People are suffering all over the country, and they are certainly suffering here in North Carolina.



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Some one tell me this then...How are you supposed to land a job in another state....I hear it is hard to try to land a job in another state.
Please advise?

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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I am well aware that it is rough for everyone.....They say don't move anywhere unless you have a job...but what if you don't have a job in your home state..and you want to relocate to a place where the unemployment rate is not as high....It's kind of hard considering once they take a look at your out of state address on the resume....it's over....I realize that there are a lot of locals in states that are unemployed...but how are you supposed to distinguish yourself among the locals.... I have heard some people say that you have to relocate first..then get the job......To me thats complete "suicide"......Anybody want to weigh in..
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Yup, "suicide" -- if you relocate first before getting a job.

Go where the unemployment rates are lowest -- not where they are still high and a point or two lower than where you are.

This is the time to go back to school and update skills, too.

Or go to back to school to get a job in the health care industry.

Or marry rich.

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I am well aware that it is rough for everyone.....They say don't move anywhere unless you have a job...but what if you don't have a job in your home state..and you want to relocate to a place where the unemployment rate is not as high....It's kind of hard considering once they take a look at your out of state address on the resume....it's over....I realize that there are a lot of locals in states that are unemployed...but how are you supposed to distinguish yourself among the locals.... I have heard some people say that you have to relocate first..then get the job......To me thats complete "suicide"......Anybody want to weigh in..

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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......Or go to back to school to get a job in the health care industry.

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Contrary to popular belief, healthcare is NOT recession-proof and, as both a provider and educator in the field, not everyone can or should enter the field.....
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Oh, I think most of us who are not in the healthcare industry fully understand that!

I think of my work -- which has always involved talking to people and working at a computer -- as a vacation compared to what anyone in the healthcare industry does for a living!

I am awed by what people in healthcare do.

If everyone could do it, there would not be a nursing shortage.

No, the healthcare industry is not recession proof, but I don't think nurses have to worry too much about employment if they consider vacancies throughout the country.

But some special people CAN do it, and now seems to be the time to do it.

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Contrary to popular belief, healthcare is NOT recession-proof and, as both a provider and educator in the field, not everyone can or should enter the field.....
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Very good information. I would really not move anywhere unless I had a job secure down. I can not afford to do something stupid.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Oh, I think most of us who are not in the healthcare industry fully understand that!

I think of my work -- which has always involved talking to people and working at a computer -- as a vacation compared to what anyone in the healthcare industry does for a living!

I am awed by what people in healthcare do.

If everyone could do it, there would not be a nursing shortage.

No, the healthcare industry is not recession proof, but I don't think nurses have to worry too much about employment if they consider vacancies throughout the country.

But some special people CAN do it, and now seems to be the time to do it.
I have to disagree with you. I been working for a large Health Group Provider who is private and we are talking about down sizing some of our workforce. We are actually ahead of budget but the problem is no one knows what Obama's Healthcare plan is going to bring.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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Some one tell me this then...How are you supposed to land a job in another state.
Create a resume and apply for the job. If you are competitive with the other applicants, they will call you for a phone interview to get a feel for you. If they like you, they'll probably request a face-to-face interview. That's how I got here, from another state.

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..I hear it is hard to try to land a job in another state.
Please advise?
Yes it is. You need marketable skills. The world isn't ending, but the labor market is catastrophic for certain industries right now, and soft all around.

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you want to relocate to a place where the unemployment rate is not as high....It's kind of hard considering once they take a look at your out of state address on the resume....it's over....
That isn't true.

Anytime you apply for a job outside your region, you need to have a leg up on the local candidates. You need to be better than them, not as good as them. This requires a long-term plan, and lots of effort.

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I realize that there are a lot of locals in states that are unemployed...but how are you supposed to distinguish yourself among the locals....
You can distinguish yourself by being the most qualified candidate.

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I have heard some people say that you have to relocate first..then get the job......To me thats complete "suicide"......Anybody want to weigh in..
I would not use the word 'suicide', but I agree that it is irresponsible.

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