#JobSearch #Friday – 4 Top Career Search Tips When Relocating

Your Spouse or Partner has an AMAZING Offer in another city where you would like to move. You want to support them in their acceptance of an offer for their dream job – But what about Your Career?

Let’s Face It – All Careers Are Not Equal

Many US Federal careers are in the Washington, D.C. area only. Some research jobs are limited to specific cities around the US. Some positions are limited to large cities, while other jobs are focused on rural economies.

What Is The Common Denominator?

Experience and skills developed in one career have elements that translate to other careers, some of those skills and experience may be more valuable in the new city than you may imagine. Why? Because so few people have those skills in those specific cities.

Tip 1 – Will The New Employer Assist Your Search?

When appropriate on my recruiting contracts, I coach my client to offer search assistance to significant others who are joining candidates who accept our offers. We network with other companies and organizations to refer these talented professionals. It benefits my client and other community companies.

Occasionally, the client may have an available opening in another division where the spouse or partner may interview and receive an offer. Check the company’s openings to see where you may be a fit – and enjoy that career.

Tip 2 – Investigate Openings In The New City

It is important for you to investigate what openings are posted in the new city. Look on Indeed, and any niche job boards for your background (accounting, the trades, nurses, doctors, HR, finance, etc). Look on the websites of companies where you would like to work.

Go to the Chamber of Commerce website for this community to see the list of Chamber members. Are there any Chamber members or organizations where you would enjoy working? Go to their websites. Sometimes, they will discuss their social responsibilities. Do those initiatives resonate with you?

Search on Google and Bing for Companies, Industries, and Careers in that city (or suburbs). You may surprise yourself when you discover more than expected companies.

Go to LinkedIn and search on your Job Title AND the name of the city. See what turns up. Then search your LinkedIn connections who work for that company.

Tip 3 – Check Out CNN Salary Calculator

When moving to another city, it is important to understand the difference of spendable income – good and bad. Every city is different. Some have higher taxes. Some have higher cost of commutes (i.e., Toll roads). Some have higher housing costs. Some have higher almost everything.

This information will help you determinate whether the offer will make you whole – or cost you money.

I suggest the CNN Salary Calculator. It is the best that I have found so far. www.money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/index.html   

Tip 4 – Network, Network, Network

Develop a clear picture of the Career where you want to make an impact. Then, research the companies where you want to work. Once you know where you want to work, create a list of people that you know who may know someone there – or in the city where you want to work (they may know someone working there). We live in a small world. Surely, you have experienced how small our world is.

Since the Career Transition industry develops metrics on how professionals find jobs, those metrics are valuable. The metrics are 74% to 76% of all jobs are filled through networking. Therefore, networking will help you find a new career in a new city.

You can do this!

Networking is the best practice to find a new career!  I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most career seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order – http://amzn.to/2D9w39f  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new career in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

If you feel the need for professional Career Coaching, my business has 3 different packages. I work closely with Professionals in all three packages. The primary difference is the time and personal requirements.

The first package is the 2 meetings Introductory Package.  The 2 meetings cover the basics of a Career Search.

The second package is the 6 month Gold Package. This package provides you with Career Search guidance and Career Coaching for your first months in your new position.

The third package is the Titanium package. Call me for details on this package because it is tailored specifically for the individual.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.

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See you on Fridays!

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