We have some tips if you are searching for a job out of state. Many hiring managers look the other way when the applicant is not living in the city of the job position. Many are looking to hire immediately and being miles away slow the whole process. But it is important to find the right candidate.
So what happens when you are looking for a job in another state, but you are not just ready to move but waiting for the right offer?
It depends, for example if you are a college student you can find a company offering internships. They are always looking for talent and with flexibility it’s also a good way to try living in your new location for short period.
When you have family and a stable job is when things get complicated. That’s why you should plan ahead. Traveling to know the market in the new location could be helpful, but keep in mind that traveling and moving is expensive. While many companies offer help, most don’t offer help specially for entry-level positions.
You have to show them that you are motivated not just about the position you are applying, also for the city you are looking to move and live. Don’t be tempted to change the address in your resume and lie, it’s not a good idea. Re-work your resume and highlight the job duties that gives you advantage, and be specific about your desire to work in that new location and your plans to relocate.
LinkedIn is an excellent tool to keep connections with other people in your industry. You can become a social network expert on LinkedIn and be active on networking groups. Make connections from people in your location to get started on all things from finding your new job, to relocating, find a place to live, and networking with other professionals.
You need to know your goals before looking for a job in another location miles away from you. After you know your goals, work toward them and the process will be rewarding.