Finding a Job after Your Move

It’s always a good idea to have a job ready for any new location you’re moving to. Having a ready source of income for your new home is both a reliever of stress and one less thing to worry about when going through the process of relocation. If you don’t have a job ready and waiting, however, there are some things you can do to get the process of finding employment rolling before you begin your domestic relocation and arrive at your new home.

First, scan jobs around the area of your new home through any of the number of job search engine websites out there today. Put in applications for anything that looks interesting and make sure to put in the address of your new home so that businesses know you will be a local candidate. You can start this process months ahead of time, as it sometimes takes companies quite a while to sift through applications and pick out candidates eligible for a first interview. If you get a call for an interview, schedule it for a soon as possible after you arrive.

If you still haven’t been able to land any good prospects for employment by the time you finish your move, take the opportunity of settling in to the neighborhood by making contacts and establishing a personal network in the community. It’s fairly common knowledge that networking is the easiest way to get a job.  Talk to neighbors, store owners, employees and anyone else near your new home that may know of job openings. You’ll not only be able to find valuable contacts for the business world, but you might make some long term friends as well.

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