Moving to a different city can be exciting yet exhausting at the same time. If you think you’re ready for a new job in a new location, here are some things you need to consider:
1. Get the lay of the land. Get to know your new surroundings. Find out where to buy your groceries and learn about the new city or community within it.
You can also use your free time to look for other spots of interest.This will help you adjust more quickly.
2. Get salary surveys. When you’re about to start your job search, figure out what your skills and experience can command in compensation. Do your research and compare how much a job title pays in your new location. Perhaps you can use Careeronestop.org or sites like Salary.com, Payscale, Glassdoor and more.
3. Scout the job boards to see what’s out there. Look for opportunities in your new city and check major job boards to find out which companies are hiring. Examine each job carefully to determine if you have the skills and experience required for the job.
4. Optimize your resume. Use the information you have and incorporate it into your resume. Incorporate relevant keywords related to your field and concepts that employers usually seek into your new resume. Make sure to describe your education, skills and accomplishments appropriately.
6. Find job fairs. You can use Google search to look for various venues and types of job fairs. You can see everything from career forums to event specialized for veterans, health care, general labor and so on.
7. Network. Make sure to build your network by getting to know people in the same industry. You can make use of LinkedIn to find a new community and get to know “who’s who” and make yourself recognizable. Take advantage of such platforms to build connections with relevant people in your chosen field. You can also attend conventions and meetup groups to network with people you can relate to.
These tips should help you adjust to your new location and find a new job that interests you. Keep in mind that you are not just looking for a new job but building a new life in a different environment. Make yourself at home by looking for people to connect with. Friends always make transitions smoother.