5 ways you can look for a job in a new place

Last updated: July 19, 2024
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Have you been thinking about moving? Maybe you want to be closer to family, or move to an area with more good paying jobs. Long distance job hunting isn’t easy, but it can be done with a few smart moves.

Most employers worry about the logistics of arranging interviews and possible relocation costs, but if you can overcome those concerns, you can line up a new job before you move to a new town. Here are some suggestions for a successful job search from far away.

Have a local address

If you’re considering a move near family, use a trustworthy family member or friend’s address on your resume and cover letter and any other correspondence.

Presumably, you’ll be staying at this address if you come to town for interviews, and a local address will give employers the confidence to meet with you. You can update with your new address when you land the job and move!

Search for local job listings

One of the easiest ways to find local job listings is to:

Use the location or zip code in your Jobcase job search

🔎Search for job titles and types of jobs you’re interested in, along with the location you want to relocate to. You can also use other job search sites like Indeed and Monster to search within a specific zip code, or even Google search.

Activate your network

Again, if you’re thinking of locating somewhere near friends and family, reach out to those in the area and ask if their employers are hiring. They can keep you in mind when they hear of job openings – before they make it onto listings sites.

If you don’t have direct relationships in the area, check your Jobcase and LinkedIn profiles to make connections and ask for introductions. And when you’re visiting meet them for coffee ☕️!

Connect with (and follow) employers on social media

If you have an idea of where you’d like to work, which you should know after you talk to the people in your network, find their social media accounts and follow them. Employers will often post new opportunities and hiring information on their social media accounts.

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Keep an eye on local news

Find a local news site and check in every few days to find out about new businesses opening, and if they’re a place you’d want to work, connect with them on social media so you can see when they’re opening and hiring.

Also, you don’t want to waste your time applying for a job somewhere that is laying people off, and local news is a great way to keep up.

Would you consider moving for work? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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