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Old 07-11-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx,NY
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Hello,

I recently posted about my fiance and I relocating to NC hopefully by the end of the year. My fiance job will be transferring him

Are there any individuals who have relocated and found a job ( Not a transfer)?

How long did it take you?

How soon did you start applying?

I am trying to see if I should start applying now for a position? or wait a little longer.

My wedding is in September and my goal is to have my family moved out of New York by the end of the year
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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I relocated without a job and once I started looking, it took me about 8 months. I'm in I/T, but I'm "old and decrepit" and apparently next-to-useless, based on the fact that I was experienced and qualified for virtually every job for which I applied, and it still took 8 months.

Your mileage may very, depending on how "old and broken-down" you are, and the types of positions and industries in which you seek employment.

It's hell getting "old", I tells ya!
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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I relocated without a job and once I started looking, it took me about 8 months. I'm in I/T, but I'm "old and decrepit" and apparently next-to-useless, based on the fact that I was experienced and qualified for virtually every job for which I applied, and it still took 8 months.

Your mileage may very, depending on how "old and broken-down" you are, and the types of positions and industries in which you seek employment.

It's hell getting "old", I tells ya!
The corporate world is kind of like Logan's run where they round up the old people and vaporize them.. You're better off trying to escape with a beautiful woman just like Logan did..
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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The corporate world is kind of like Logan's run where they round up the old people and vaporize them.. You're better off trying to escape with a beautiful woman just like Logan did..
There were days during the job search I felt like Soylent Green with an expired shelf date.

Even when the recruiters looked at my resume and job experience, they apparently didn't "do the math". X years a one job, Y years at another, and Z years at the most-recent equals approximately N years old.

It was humorous, in a sad sort of way, seeing their eyes glaze over and the smile disappear from their faces, when I had in-person interviews with the recruiters and walked into the meeting room.

Anyway, back on-topic! You'll find a job. Just keep telling yourself (like I had to repeatedly) "today's my day!"
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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My husband and I moved here in 2009 and came down without jobs. We lived off our savings that we had planned on using to buy a house in NY but got frustrated with how expensive houses were there.

I started applying to jobs a couple months beforehand. Once we got here, we treated finding a job as if it were our jobs, and applied all day 9-5. It took two months for us both to find employment. Thankfully, between some freelance work I had from the start, as well as living frugally, it wasn't a huge dent in our savings. Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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We came down once we had a job but we had 2 young children and did not want to risk going without healthcare and an income. It took a year slightly more for all the interviews and paperwork to be finalized! We said several times during the process that if we did not have children we would have just moved at some point without jobs and taken whatever jobs we could have found here. (restaurant vs healthcare) It is harder to find a job from out of state in my experience employer would rather call the local candidate but that being said I did get interview with my NJ address. Good Luck.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We relocated with jobs but shortly after moving, my husband was impacted by a restructure. It took him about 5 months to find a new job but I think part of the delay was because he was looking over the holidays (he lost his job end of October). When he noticed things slowing down for the holidays, he concentrated less on the job hunt and more on getting certified in skills that would boost his resume. He did get a lot of interest over the whole course of the hunt, but nothing really solid came along until the new year, and then he got 4 offers at once. I think it will greatly depend on your field/area of expertise and what type of demand there is for it. I don't think that it could hurt to apply now but having the NC address would definitely help.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Bronx,NY
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I've decided to start applying and get the ball rolling on the move...need to revamp my resume and cover letter and I am good to go..I am praying for the best...will update on my progress
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