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Old 04-27-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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I'm living in California now but considering to move to the East Coast. As I understand that location is also one of the elements that employers look at in the selection process. Should I move there before getting a job offer?
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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In these times, I would not recommend moving anywhere without a job lined up, unless perhaps you have a year's worth of savings and/or a supportive family network where you are moving.

That said, the Philly area is holding its own although, depending on your speciality, you may have easier time finding a job outside the city. If your career is in health care or university-level education, Philly proper is a hub for much of those industries.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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it will be virtually impossible to get hired for a job in philly if you are physically located in CA. most employers won't even consider someone who is not local, unless you are very senior or have a very specialized skill set that they cannot find locally. i did exactly what you are describing during the last recession (LA to Philly). like the other poster said, however, you have to be prepared to spend several months or longer looking for a job once you're out here. depending on your field, that may or may not make sense.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Phila
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it will be virtually impossible to get hired for a job in philly if you are physically located in CA. most employers won't even consider someone who is not local, unless you are very senior or have a very specialized skill set that they cannot find locally. i did exactly what you are describing during the last recession (LA to Philly). like the other poster said, however, you have to be prepared to spend several months or longer looking for a job once you're out here. depending on your field, that may or may not make sense.
No doubt. Doesn't matter where you are moving. This is typically the case (except maybe North Dakota?)

I am still looking for a job.
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