• What are the necessary steps to finding a new job in a new city?

    January 29, 2020

    What are the necessary steps to finding a new job in a new city?

    As the new year kicks into full swing, you may be realizing that you need a change…. possibly a big change. As our yearly routines materialize this month and things start to slow down, it's only natural to crave the adrenaline burst that comes when you push yourself out of your comfort zone. 

    Moving to a new city, state, or country is no easy feat. However, our team at Express Employment Professionals has compiled a brief list of job-winning tips to help you acclimate to a brand new location and secure a top-tier job. 

     1.-Do your research

    It's no secret that any big decision requires planning, research, and multiple courses of action. Finding a new job in a new city is no different! In preparation, find 3-5 companies in the area that you would like to work for. Make a "pros and cons" list for each company, and check out their websites to see if they have listed jobs available. In addition, consider reaching out to any of our team members at Express Employment so that we can help you put your best foot forward and improve your career network.

    2.-Network through LinkedIn

    Today, we are lucky to have job networking sites so readily available at our fingertips. LinkedIn is the most prominently used of these programs, and we encourage you to reach out to professionals in your area of choice. Another great tip is to change your geographic location in accordance with where you are going in order to better reach companies in the area. LinkedIn is a great way to learn more about a company that you are interested in and its employees on your own time, and networking will help you secure a spot as a suitable addition to their team.

    3. Be flexible

    If you choose to start your career search prior to your relocation, you must be prepared for some unexpected obstacles in your path- unexpected travel, short-notice interviews, and emails at odd hours. These are all necessary grievances in landing the perfect new career, so we advise you to practice flexibility in expectations and scheduling. Unfortunately, local candidates will have an advantage during the interview process, so you must bring your best attitude to the table and show the employer that you are one in a million.  

    By adhering to these helpful tips, you will be able to find a new job in a new city with ease. Contact our team at Express Employment Professionals to tackle this task with the comfort of knowing that we have your back and will help you succeed.