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Knowing the cost of needing to meet people for business is important.
This is a great introduction to joining the workforce, changing careers, or doing volunteer work I like the concepts involved of doing internships to build your reputation at the new job before seeking employment there. a great way to build their confidence in you especially if you already have a job and are switching careers.
These are very helpful tips and ideas for relocation.
If you relocate and transfer jobs is it considered "job hopping"?
Conducting a Job Search from a Different Location Presents Unique Challenges
A number of positive explanations might exist for why you need to conduct a long distance job search. This doesn’t make it any less challenging:
Your network and support system may be smaller
Your contacts are more likely to be where you live. In the case of a long-distance search, you won’t have as big or strong a network in your target geography.
You have additional planning and scheduling constraints due to travel You need to travel to your target geography several times during your search. Phone interviews and networking meetings are fine to start, but you absolutely have to meet people in person during your search. Planning and accommodating travel into your schedule are concerns you must address if you are a job seeker who is relocating.
Your long-distance search can be expensive
Some employers will pay for interview travel, but only at the later stages of an interview. For networking or exploratory interviews, you need to foot the bill. You need to budget and plan for the fees and travel accompanying these resources.
Even the simplest phone call needs to be planned due to the time difference. You'll be dealing with a different currency. You'll need to research what visa you'll need to work in a different country.
Students should use your time wisely when you travel back home to arrange interviews and meetings far in advance. International students have to obtain visas for permanent authorization to work.
Searching Long-Distance Requires Extra Time, Expense, and Activities
You still need to execute the six steps of the job search process, but with these additions:
Plan time and budget to visit your target geography several times over the course of your search
If you are a student, consider using your academic breaks in your target geography. If you are employed, set aside vacation time to make these trips. Budget for these additional travel expenses as you plan your job search.
Set specific dates for when you will be in the target geography
It is helpful if prospective employers know when you will be in the area. You might convince employers or at least networking targets to meet with you because you are rarely in the area.
Make sure you are clear about time zones
You want to correspond during normal business hours for your target. If you are in the United States and targeting Asia, this means you have late-evening search activities. When you are scheduling within a different time zone, be vigilant about expressing what time zone you are referring to when you propose or confirm times.
Research visa, work authorization, and other legal issues as soon as your target geography is identified.
Paper work often takes longer to process than you expect, and you do not want to find out you have expended effort for an inaccessible location. Remember to consult with international student affairs, career services, or an employment lawyer well before you start your search.
Research cultural nuances and exactly how the job search is conducted in the geography you are targeting.
This might be obvious for international searches, but there might also be nuances in different regions of the same country.
Account for extra time to be deliberate in your search
Conferences and career fairs have deadlines for registration. The immediate people around you will likely not be connected to your target geography. You will need to be proactive and find resources relating to
your long-distance search.
Consider Moving Before You Get a Long-Distance Job
Employers don't want to waste time on
candidates who then decide not to move.
If you have a specific date for when your
move will happen, this helps convince
prospective employers how serious you are
about moving. If you offer to pay for your
interview travel, this also signals to employers
that you are serious about their geography.
If your job search has stalled, you might want to consider moving to your target geography because it is easier to look for a job in the same place you live.
Getting an address or phone number that reflects your future geography can signal to employers that you are already there. This helps you with employers who won’t consider out-of- area candidates. However, this may hurt your chances for relocation reimbursement.
If you own a home, can you sell it in a timely way? Have you run the numbers on relocation costs and your new cost of living in the target geography? Are you emotionally prepared to uproot? It’s one thing to imagine that you would be open to relocating, but once you are in the thick of your job search, you want to be sure that you are spending time on geographies that are feasible options for you.
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