June 7th, 2010

Relocating Made Easy


Are you feeling complacent? Are you ready to make that next big move, but unsure of how to do it? It may not be easy, but with proper preparation, it can be done successfully. A person’s reason for relocating can differ, ranging  from better career and entrepreneurial opportunities to educational advancement or simply  a change of pace.

Moving to a new city will require huge financial sacrifices. A golden rule of thumb: always have money saved up prior to moving. That way, rent can be paid in advance for at least two to six months. While living expenses are taken care of, it is best to focus some of that remaining energy on finding a new source of income: a job.

Long distance job searching is not easy. In fact, it is said that many employers will not even consider an applicant who does not live in state primarily because of two things: relocating expenses and interview availability. When employers post job openings, about 60% of companies are looking for someone they can hirerelocating immediately. If a successful candidate lives one hundred miles away, it may be difficult to get them into an office for an interview. Also, relocating expenses, if hired, is something many employers try desperately to avoid. As a result, they may only interview local applicants. However, do not let this discourage you.

Below are a few tips that will help to ensure your application appears in the eyes of a hiring manager:

Utilize local job searching sites

Try searching the city’s local newspaper Web sites.  The local Chamber of Commerce has also proven to be effective for job searching. If all else fails, Craigslist is a healthy source. Lastly, visit association Web sites that are well-known within your respective field. A few noteworthy sites within the field of Marketing and Public Relations are Media BistroPublic Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.

Consider relocating temporarily

If you know someone who lives in the city you desire to move in, staying with them temporarily may be worthwhile. That way, you can utilize his or her address on your cover letter and resume in hopes of  increasing  interviewing opportunities due your new and convenient location.   If that will not work, mention in your cover letter that you are planning to relocate and will be available to interview at the employer’s convenience.

Your network is your net worth

Utilize local alumni associations, Greek associations  and professional organizations to assist with the job search. They may be  able to provide other recommendations on housing, entertainment, and anything else you will need to know about the new city as well. If you belong to a professional association, contact the local chapter and network with members.

Do the research

Use tools that will help calculate your cost of living expenses based on your new salary.

  • Salary Calculators will help determine an average pay based on a specific position and location.
  • Cost of Living Calculators will help to calculate your current salary in a new city and/or compare the cost of living between two different cities.

Be realistic in your expectations

When you move, you may have to settle for average means. The first job you obtain may not be the perfect job. However, you are there. Use your networking skills to gain a more well-suited position. This may also apply to your living situation.

Moving to a new city will be a challenge but with proper preparation, a strong network and realistic expectations, that new move can be your next move!

Photo by Scrunchleface

About the Author

Joshlyn Ross
A native of Oakland, California, Joshlyn Ross works diligently to share variations of industry news. She also shares words of wisdom and tips for other young professionals looking to capitalize in their respective fields.



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