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Top Secrets to Find a Job in a New City


Posted on September 11th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Career, Career Development, Job Search. Comments Off on Top Secrets to Find a Job in a New City

Ever wondered why humans are migratory in nature? Before all the fancy cities and civilizations, humans were part of tribes that were on a constant move. When a tribe would deplete an area of resources, they would move to a different resource rich area.

Just like that, modern humans constantly look for better opportunities and some move cities, and even continents in search of that opportunity. However, starting over in a new city can be a challenging and a daunting task. We have some tips for you to make that transition easy.

Market Yourself

Networking is easier than ever before with technology and websites like LinkedIn. It is a good idea to update your location to the desired city than your current one. This would let you show up in the list of local recruiters. Additionally, you could join local LinkedIn groups and attend events in the city that relate to you and your particular niche.

Target Positions That Attract You

Use websites like indeed.com to keep an eye out for companies and positions that attract you in the desired city. Drawing upon your greatest skill is a very effective way of garnering attention from companies. It is also recommended that you target larger companies as they have more experience and resources with relocation.

Be Clear with your Intentions

One of the best ways to score a job at your desired location is to make the intention of this move clear in your cover letter. It could also help a lot if you were to mention that you will be footing the cost of the move.

Connect with Recruiters in the New Location

One of the best ways to get a jumpstart to relocation is to connect with local recruiters and get on their radar. Find a recruiter that specializes in your skills and choice of industry, lock them down and approach them. Tailor your resume to emphasize your excitement in the move and the new opportunities it brings.

Think you are ready for your next move? Click here to search for jobs in various different locations around the world.

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