/ Asked by Nicole
My husband and I are relocating to a new city/state and having a very hard time finding a job long distance, considering we are not looking to move for another 3 months or so. What would you recommend to us as we are preparing for this?
Answered by Judith, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Monday, March 24, 2014
Your individual networks are really gonna be key in landing that out of state job! Congrats by the way that you are starting your search early enough to hopefully leverage varying opportunities. I would advise getting in touch with your Alumni network from college and also using Facebook to tune in to friends who already live in the city or close to the city you are moving to.

Another tip that could also help is buy purchasing a P.O. Box in the city and state you are looking to move to and updating your resume's addresses to that one so that you aren't automatically sifted out by location preferences. For example, you can have a line for "current address" and then "relocation address" listed on the resume to indicate your planned move.
Answered by Carly, Hiring Expert at Albemarle, on Thursday, March 27, 2014
This is a challenge many people face when searching for a job before officially relocating. While applying for jobs, try to minimize any uncertainty from the employer's perspective. Being able to place a local address on your resume will show the employer you are serious about relocating to the area. A short objective at the top of your resume and/or in your cover letter explaining your relocation situation will also help reduce uncertainty and increase your chances of being considered for the job. Best of luck!
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It’s tough to plan a job search from a distance but there’s quite a bit of research you can do online as part of your preparations. Start researching companies and career opportunities in your industry at your destination location. LinkedIn is a great resource and you can also check sites like Glassdoor. When applying to jobs, make sure to include a local address (you can use a friend or family member’s address) on your resume and online employment application. This is important because recruiters will often search resumes by zip code radius to the office location and may sort applications that way as well. Now that video interviewing is becoming more popular, you can probably participate in the initial interview process without having to travel – although you may need to take a trip on your own dime for final interviews if it’s before your big move.
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
My suggestion would be to research the companies in the area you are moving to.  From there I would put your list of target companies to gether and then review the current openings at the target companies.  You may also want to take a trip out to the area for a week and see if you can meet with the local chamber of commerse to see what help they can provide. Also, you can see if you can get time with the companies of interest.  With the internet you can leverage social media to see what jobs are open and keep a look out with your target companies and apply to open positions.  The other thought is if you know anyone at the companies have them network your name to the right individuals so you can can a phone conversation.  That could be very helpful to you. Good luck.
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