Seeking a job in a new city requires a lot of hard work. Therefore, it’s essential to have a strategy to make your search successful. Planning your job search before your household move and using smart strategies during the search can help. Here’s what you need to know about looking for a job in a new place.
1. Know How Much You Need to Earn
Create a target salary for your new job. When creating your target salary, consider how much you need for housing, food, clothing, and other essentials.
If you’re not yet living in the city where you’re relocating, then you’ll need to research the cost of living in the area. If you’re already living there, you can consider how much you’re currently paying and how much you’ll need to earn to recover those costs.
2. Consider Local and Remote Options
Sometimes getting a job is more complicated when your address is far from the business. So put your address on your resume, cover letter, and all applications once you have secured an apartment in your new community.
If you’re looking for a position that doesn’t require you to work onsite, browse remote opportunities. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to work from anywhere.
3. Be Available to Interview
Be ready to interview for jobs on a moment’s notice. This could be the difference between getting a job and not. When you’re called for an interview, schedule the earliest time slot to ensure you get to the interview before someone else gets the job.
4. Connect With Others
If you have family, friends, professional, or college connections in the area that you’ll be moving to, they can be an excellent resource in helping you find a job.
Tell people that you’re looking to relocate. If you’re still employed, you should be discreet. Here are some people who can help with job leads and other assistance:
- LinkedIn connections
- Social media friends and followers
- College alumni network contacts
- Professional associations and contacts
5. Practice Interviewing
Successful interviewing can be a challenge. Start practicing interviewing as soon as you’ve decided to get a new job, so you’ll be ready for interviews when the time rolls around. If possible, get a friend to ask you mock interview questions.
6. Map It Before Going to the Interview
Once you’ve got an interview, plan your route to where the interview will take place. Don’t risk getting lost on your way to the interview. First impressions matter.
7. Give Yourself Plenty of Time
Plan to get to the interview early. It looks better to show up a little early than a little late, and if you run into trouble on your way to the interview, you’ll have some buffer.
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