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Relocating to another city..any advice on how to make this a smooth process?

Posted by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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Hello everyone. I have decided to move back to the Cleveland area in May 2016. I will be graduating with my bachelor's degree in Communication in December 2015 and I will also have my PHR certification before then. I would like to find out how to start applying for jobs while residing out of state? I don't want to leave until I have a job offer in hand. It will be myself and my four year old daughter moving. We will be residing with my mother since she's getting older in age and will need help with certain things. I am looking to get back into the Human Resources field (was a human resources specialist in the Army) or anything as an Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, etc. How should I start this long process and how do I let employers know I am serious about moving? I am familiar with area since I graduated from high school there in 2005.I am willing to pay my own relocation costs, so that's no issue. Any helpful advice will help!

by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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Oliviasmom72
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM

First of all where is Dad and if he is involved at all you probably will need his permissio to move. Second most employers will probably be hesitant to hire you unless you have moved. Start applying and make sure you have all your ducks in a row. 

Onlyoneme1987
by Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM

He doesn't have contact with my daughter due to him not wanting to be involvd in her life,so I don't have to ask for his permission to move. I'm trying to get things together now so that when I start applying things will be good to go.

Flylady14
by Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

ai had a few phone interviews before I went to a live interview. The first job out of school is the hardest but just stress that you will be relocating to the area. Could you visit before then snd put in your resume now so then you can call back in a year and they can have you on file so that way they know you are serious? going into the places you applying sometimes helps. I also got a notebook and called ahead and ofcourse called back and made a list of when I applied and when I heard back. To get a job it is a job. It took me 6 months to land my first job but I applied for at keast 10 when I was in my final semester. I knew someone that had a video interview and it was across,the country so there is a possiblity to get a job before moving. 

LifeCafe42
by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM
You may want to make sure everything is done legally if he changes his mind about wanting contact you will have to pay for transportation because you relocated
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