Edward Wood
over 6 months ago
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I am looking for some job hunting advice. My wife and I are relocating to the south in about six months. I am in the midst of attempting a career change as well. I've been in the manufacturing sector for the last 15 years and am looking to get back into technical work again. I have an AS in IT and am finishing a BS in IT with a concentration in service management. Any advice on how to proactively search in what will be our new home is greatly appreciated!

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Guy Noyce

Hi Ed, If you're planning to start your job search before the move then write up a strong convincing cover letter explaining what your transition timeline is and when you plan to be available for interviews and the hiring practice appointments. Companies get a little nervous whenever they out of state applicants. Commitment questions usually come into play.

Hi Ed, If you're planning to start your job search before the move then write up a strong convincing cover letter explaining what your transition timeline is and when you plan to be available for interviews and the hiring practice appointments. Companies get a little nervous whenever they out of state applicants. Commitment questions usually come into play.

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Cheryl Johnson

Congrats on the degrees. Make an appointment with student career services and start getting all your job searching tools ready early (Resume, Cover Letter, and References). The IT industry you're transitioning into has a great future outlook but the job opportunities are competitive. Use your Alumni Student Records department for a list of previous graduates working in a related field and start building a network. Landing a good job now a day’s is all about who you know. Best of Luck with the move Ed.

Congrats on the degrees. Make an appointment with student career services and start getting all your job searching tools ready early (Resume, Cover Letter, and References). The IT industry you're transitioning into has a great future outlook but the job opportunities are competitive. Use your Alumni Student Records department for a list of previous graduates working in a related field and start building a network. Landing a good job now a day’s is all about who you know. Best of Luck with the move Ed.

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Mariah Bliss

Hi Edward: Congrats on the move! This may seem like a small piece of advice, but it's critical - as soon as you know your future address, change your resume to that address, even if you're still living up north. When I wanted to move from PA to CA, I kept my resume address as PA, even though all the jobs I was applying for were in Cali. I didn't hear anything back until I changed my resume to a Cali address (probably about a month before I moved), and boom - my phone was ringing off the hook for the same job opportunities. I think employers are more likely to consider you for interviews if they think you're local!

Hi Edward: Congrats on the move! This may seem like a small piece of advice, but it's critical - as soon as you know your future address, change your resume to that address, even if you're still living up north. When I wanted to move from PA to CA, I kept my resume address as PA, even though all the jobs I was applying for were in Cali. I didn't hear anything back until I changed my resume to a Cali address (probably about a month before I moved), and boom - my phone was ringing off the hook for the same job opportunities. I think employers are more likely to consider you for interviews if they think you're local!

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