Mandi T. on December 21, 2017
I have been out of cancer treatment for a while. Unfortunately, I had to quit my job (which I did not want to quit) in 2017 as my apartment was being remodeled for the past year. I am living in a temporary location while job hunt and consider making a geographic shift from Menlo Park, CA to another part of California or US.
Using LinkedIn for a Career Change and/or Geographic Shift has been challenging. I have asked others, and they have said keep my location the same. I have placed my location as San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago Area, because I am still 50% in each location.
I have heard recruiters will not look at individuals, who do not have a local phone number or mailing address. Not having a job is harming me reinvesting into a new place to live. At this time, I still need to work for the next 10 year. I am open to remote/onsite roles or onsite roles.
Do you have a recommendation on how to present this desire for a geographic change on LinkedIn and to the professional groups you belong to?
Ideas are welcome!