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After Your Move: Finding a Job in a New City

April 23, 2019admin

You’ve decided you’re ready to move somewhere new.  Maybe you want to be closer to a spouse, family members, or friends.  Or perhaps you’re just looking for a change of scenery.

Unless you’re retired, you’ll need to find employment in your new location.  Here are some ways you can do that.

1) Ask Your Company To Transfer You

If you work for a company that offers job opportunities in the location where you want to move, then this option is a no brainer.  If you’re a valued employee who makes strong contributions to your company, it’s very likely that your company will be willing to help you find a position in a different location.

2) Explore Remote Work Options

While remote work isn’t a possibility for all lines of work, people who do most of their work on a computer should explore this option.  If you’re a stellar employee, your boss may be flexible enough to allow you to work from a more distant location. See this article from CNBC for tips on how to negotiate a remote work agreement.

3) Consider Self-Employment

If you have a lot of work experience, self-employment could be the next logical step in your career.  For example, if you’re an experienced lawyer at a law firm, starting a solo legal practice may be a good option for you.  Not only will you have more flexibility in terms of your location; you’ll also be able to choose your own hours and take time off as you see fit.

4) Consult With Your Personal Network

The most reliable way to get a job is through personal connections.  You may not believe that you have the right personal connections to land a job, but if you do a bit of digging around, you might be pleasantly surprised.  All it takes is one person to get your foot in the door at a company. So reach out to distant family members, old friends from high school or college, your Facebook friends, etc, and see what they know about jobs in the city where you intend to move.

5) Send Out Your Resume

If you’ve exhausted all of the options above and still can’t find anything, then it’s likely you’ll have to find a job the old fashioned way: by sending out your resume to lots of different places.  There are countless resources that explain how to do this effectively.  One of my favorites is this video from Ramit Sethi.

Don’t Let the Logistics of Moving Distract You From Your Job Search!

If you’re looking for a new job in a new city, you want to stay focused on your job search.  You absolutely don’t want to get bogged down by countless hours of packing and lifting furniture.

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