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How do I go about researching jobs out of state? 

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  • Julie Jansen

    Julie Jansen on Jun 10, 2008

    Career Coach Comment:

    Researching jobs out of state is much the same as in-state. Job boards and headhunters always list jobs out of state and there are job boards based in specific states that also just focus on job openings in that state. Also, creating a target list of companies in the state you want to work and reaching out to your network (even if they don't live there, everyone knows people elsewhere) for contacts and referrals is recommended. Contacting the local chapter of your professional association and asking if they post jobs is a good idea. Last, looking at the websites for each of those companies on your target list to see what jobs they are recruiting for.

    Frankly, the challenge isn't finding the jobs, it's being able to go on the interviews, particularly if you work full-time and need to take time off. If this is a dilemma, then taking a few personal or vacation days off and lining up as many networking meetings and interviews as possible makes sense.

  • Beth S.

    Beth S. on Feb 10, 2009

    i am looking for a job in a diff state i want out of this one and i am one tha thas done working the health care field in a assited live for 11yrs and would liek to get back in it and in a diff state and if u need resume i have one

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    Anonymous on Mar 10, 2009

    How do I go about researching jobs out of state

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    Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009

    i'm looking for a job out in my state , please help me i need it sooooo bad.

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    Anonymous on Sep 1, 2009

    I am a caregiver in the State of Kentucky. I would like to find caregivers jobs in other States as well. I love to travel. I would like to find a live in job. Then I would get to know the people as well. If you could find anything like this I would appreciate it very much. I was a CNA but when I moved to Kentucky I was told that I would have to take my test again. So I decided that I would become a caregiver instead. Thanks Deborah!

  • Chris C.

    Chris C. on Apr 4, 2010

    My family and I live in Michigan, and I have been un-employed for almost 2 years (other than odd part-time jobs). I just back from Florida, and my kids love it there. I heard the education is awesome and very well funded by the lottery. A good education and a good job is top priority. I want to live on the west side of Florida, near Fort Myers. I have worked as an insurance csr for 8 years and thats all I know, other than retail work. Any advice?

  • Julie Jansen

    Julie Jansen on Apr 16, 2010

    Career Coach Comment:

    Chris,

    Please read my post below where I responded to a few people who wanted to know how to find a job out of state. Good insurance CSRs are hard to find and it seems to me that this would be an easier way for you to move to Florida then trying to come up with a new career. Make a list of insurance agencies, do research on them on their websites and then send your resume to them and follow-up with a phone call.

    I would also find some people who live in Florida and have a better idea of what the job market is really like. Florida is great when you are on vacation but living and looking for work there may be very different.

    Good luck!

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