In reading Zahara, I remembered a post by Penelope Trunk with 6 tips to find work at a distance, where the most important of all was that we do, because chances are that we have to change before residence and dedicate ourselves to seeking employment once we get there. But nevertheless it is necessary to do so for whatever reason, here are tips from Penelope.
1. Position yourself as a specialist.
Most people move from one city of low demand for a city of high demand. For example: from Tucson to San Francisco. There are many groups of skills that you need to find someone outside of San Francisco to find them. If you want to find work from Tucson, you need one of these groups of skills that people think they can not get into San Francisco. Normally that means you will have highly specialized Haberte. So the first thing to consider for employment in a city where you live is that you need not be highly specialized or high demand.
The idea behind specialization is that you are so good in a specific subject that people not likely to find someone as good as you locally. Sometimes a good coach in professional development could help you write your resume focused on your specialization. If you have no, a first step towards specialization is reading about the funeral industry, where you have to specialize in something (sometimes unusual) to survive.
2. Position yourself as a result of a big city.
Some of you you try to move in the opposite direction from New York to Tuscaloosa. In that case, you can offer as someone who has the know-how of a great city and it can lead to a smaller city. By having a company in Madison know that when we heard a prominent exponent of a great city moves to Madison, we ask to interview immediately. Prejudice is a thinking that as competitiveness is much stronger in big cities, people who reach the top deserve them because we do not see many of these people.
3. Check your reality.
If you can position yourself in one of two ways, you have to move out before getting the job. Think about it: Why would anyone catch a plane to interview you when there are plenty of people in your city that could do the job? Nonsense.
4. Be spectacular building local networks.
If you continue with the determination to secure employment before moving, you will devote much time to create a network. You know that many jobs come through networking. So you need to have a strong network located where you want to move out. This does not mean you invite forty people from the city to connect with you on LinkedIn. These are not the type of connections that the person will play for you. You need a network of people that have real conversations, and share real conversations with them. After a time these people care for you and want to help you. This is one of the reasons that among groups of Brazen careerist, those based on the geographical location are the most popular.
5. Choose a city if you can not choose a job.
Many of you simply will have to move before getting the job. And since you must do before you have a job, why not assure you that going to the right place?
6. Note to friends and family.
Before you relocate for economic reasons, do not forget the number one factor to consider for your next job whether you will be happier, that is whether you will be closer to friends and family. Because, as you already know, money does not buy happiness. And maybe you do not know, but a job not make you happy. A job can make you unhappy, but once you have the basics of a good job, your relationships are those that make you happy.