Job Searching and Moving Strategies by Route Networking Group
Job searching and moving strategies are two difficult issues jobseekers need to balance. How to balance the two is a question we get all the time by candidates. In the spirit of growth (which we all hope to have in 2021) and from the general growth in Boise, we’re answering the question ”What do I do if I want to move to a city like Boise but I haven’t physically moved there yet. How do I focus on getting a job while moving?”
This is something that we deal a lot with at RNG. So many candidates struggle with this! When you’re really looking at moving to a place but aren’t quite there yet (ya need the job in order to get there right?), it can be really challenging to find the nuance between “How do I find that job before actually being in that place?”
We’re going to share a few tips since this is something that is near and dear to our hearts. It’s the reason why we started Route Networking Group believe it or not!
The Top 3 Job Searching and Moving Strategies
Use your future address.
- Use the general address of where you going to be living or just put the city of where you’ll be living. Don’t put your current address. The reason being for that is due to the Applicant Tracking Systems. There are so many ATS out there that will automatically throw your resume out if they don’t see that your current place on your resume is in the location that they are looking for. I’m not telling you to be dishonest or to lie and make up an address. Simply put the city and state or put “Relocating to _________,__________ 2021.” That will help you get through that initial barrier of the ATS and also indicates to the hiring manager that you’re in the area or interested in being there.
Include in your cover letter why you want to move to that place (Yes, that means you should be writing cover letters)!
- Even if cover letters aren’t required, I always encourage you to submit some version of a cover letter. If you’re applying through LinkedIN, include something about why you’re passionate about this position. Explain your sincerity! Do you have family in the area, have you visited multiple times, do you want to raise a family here? Pull out the heartstrings of the person that’s on the other side. Help them understand that you’re willing to do and willing to make the sacrifices to get here.
Make it clear that you’re willing to travel!
- Covid definitely changes things like a willingness to hire a remote candidate. Stress that you’re willing to travel for an interview and get there. Have a well mapped out outline of what you’re willing to do. At the end of the day, you need to show your level of seriousness!
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