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This is a discussion on Long-Distance Job Searching Strategy - Multiple Cities within the Education & Career Talk forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by Razare 1) First, on every cover letter you send out, state how you are willing to relocate ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razare View Post
    1) First, on every cover letter you send out, state how you are willing to relocate for employment. Employers, I dare say, don't always think the resume's through and just pitch them in the bin because you don't live nearby.

    When I first started my search, I had one employer ask if I was willing to relocate... I had thought it was an obvious fact since I did not live nearby, but apparently, it was not obvious to them.

    So just put it on the cover letter, either in the first paragraph or the last.

    2) State what type of interview you are willing to do. Can you travel to that foreign city for a face-to-face interview? Would you rather do a skype interview before you do a face to face? State your interest in an interview, and if you can, give some guidance on what kind of interview you would like to do at first.
    These are really good pointers for job searching long-distance. Would putting my willingness to relocate on the first line be better than the last? If I put it first, I could risk employers throwing it out right away because they don't want to interview someone out-of-state. However, it gets to the point and let's them know upfront.

    I might even get a PO box when I go visit one of these cities in the upcoming weeks. That way I can use a local address without using a friend's and being deceitful.

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    accidental duplicate post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazing grasshopper View Post
    Okay I misinterpreted your initial post as indicating a desire to work & still have ample spare time to pursue a thorough soul searching.

    Maybe you'd consider taking a position as either a market research analyst or a career pertaining to applied sociology?
    You could try out a temporary assistant position to see whether or not the field is a good fit. You'd likely earn enough income to support yourself & still have ample spare time to conduct a significant level of soul searching.
    Hmm. Yeah, I was envisioning doing soul searching now or while job searching before jumping into anything. I could take a temp. or contract job though I suppose. Finding it within a niche like this could be tricky, but worth a shot. I've done a lot of temporary research assistant jobs/internships, so the next move is probably a full-time analyst role (where I can manage my own projects completely). Going into a full-time role with the mindset of it being temporary (around 6 months to 2 years) isn't exactly desirable for one's career development/resume and professional relationships, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paige1136 View Post
    Hmm. Yeah, I was envisioning doing soul searching now or while job searching before jumping into anything. I could take a temp. or contract job though I suppose. Finding it within a niche like this could be tricky, but worth a shot. I've done a lot of temporary research assistant jobs/internships, so the next move is probably a full-time analyst role (where I can manage my own projects completely). Going into a full-time role with the mindset of it being temporary (around 6 months to 2 years) isn't exactly desirable for one's career development/resume and professional relationships, is it?
    You're a grown woman, what I think ought to be irrelevant to the direction that you pursue a career.
    You asked for general advice & I provided very limited advice along with a few possible leads.
    It's likely that you've a good idea which field you'll seek a career & much better leads than any of us could suggest.

    Good luck with your searches, I hope you're successful with both & enjoy a life filled with happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paige1136 View Post
    These are really good pointers for job searching long-distance. Would putting my willingness to relocate on the first line be better than the last? If I put it first, I could risk employers throwing it out right away because they don't want to interview someone out-of-state. However, it gets to the point and let's them know upfront.

    I might even get a PO box when I go visit one of these cities in the upcoming weeks. That way I can use a local address without using a friend's and being deceitful.
    That's a good idea. I think putting it on the resume fixes the problem for most instances, though. Top, or bottom, I don't think matters because if they're going to pitch it on that basis, they'll pitch it either way.


     
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