Once you have successfully completed the moving process and settled into your new home and neighborhood, chances are high that, if you did not move specifically for a specific job, that you will need to find a job as soon as you possibly can so you can support your new life at your new living space. Ideally, you would already have a job security and in place before you even finish moving to your new location. However, maybe you needed to move on extremely short notice, and so you didn’t have time to search for a job before you moved. If that is the case, then read this guide for some tips on how to find a good job right after a big move.
Fix Up And Fine Tune Your Resume
Most importantly, you will need to fix the address on your resume by changing it to whatever your new and current address is. This is a simple step but it is crucial you don’t forget it, as having an old address hundreds of miles away from any new job opportunities might confuse the hiring managers into simply throwing your resume into the trash. That would be an awful reason to not get a job!
You might also want to update your cover letter or create a new one if you haven’t already, that discusses your recent move and what you hope to accomplish in your upcoming career. Furthermore, your field of expertise may require that you have some kind of portfolio ready to show prospective employers, so be sure to have this on hand. For example, if you are a writer, have a collection of your best writing samples at the ready. Or, if you are a web designer, have a sample of screenshots from the pages you helped to design and create.
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Using The Internet To Find Jobs
In this day and age, most people seem to be turning to the Internet to find jobs and careers. It is much easier to go on the net, as there are many websites dedicated to the sole purpose of finding jobs, and they often have filters to organize your search and make it easier and more accessible to you. Here are some of the best websites to connect to regarding job opportunities:
Regarding Linkedin.com, if you do not have an account with them already, then it would definitely benefit you to create one now. It is free to use and it is a great networking tool. It can help you network and find and make connections in a town that you may not know anybody else in, especially if you just moved from a long distance away.
Applying For A Job In Person
This option may not always apply, but it is always beneficial to walk into a business establishment and apply for the job in person if you can. This shows initiative and creativity.
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