Finding a new job in your own town can be difficult. Adding a major move into the mix makes the prospect even more intimidating. Planning your move and laying the groundwork for the hiring process won't just calm your nerves. It will also increase the likelihood of a company choosing you over a local. Safeguard Self Storage, with facilities in Hollywood, FL, and other locations, offers these tips for landing an interview in a different city.
Prep Your Profile
Keep an updated copy of your resume at the ready. You'll have one less item on your plate when you start your job search. Make sure the info in your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date, too. Turn on the setting showing that you're open to being contacted for new opportunities. Consider writing a relevant, industry-related article and posting it to the platform. You'll stand out as a go-getter who knows his or her business.
To Move or not to Move
Some job seekers aren't able to move without having a position firmly in place. If you have the freedom to do so, relocating in advance could make your search for a new job easier. Of course, if you don't have enough savings in place or aren't willing to do temp work, the financial stress could outweigh the ability to meet for interviews on short notice. Freelancing could be a great way to tide you over financially or even get your foot in the door at a new company. Ease the transition to an unfamiliar locale by learning more about the city in advance. You'll have topics of conversation ready when networking opportunities arise.
Research Your Future Workplace
Make a list of companies where you can see yourself thriving. For each, learn about the corporate culture and the department in which you'd be working. Follow these companies' social media accounts for company updates and job openings. Keep a document with job postings, company contacts, and other relevant info on hand. If your experience is more general, or you're not concerned with working only at certain companies, expand your options by signing up for job alerts connected with relevant keywords.
Safeguard Can Help Your Move Be Successful
When moving to a new city for whatever reason, the logistics of moving your things can be tricky. But self storage can help. Off-site storage units make the transition easier and allow you to ease into a new place or be flexible in searching for a home.
Prevent clutter at your new place or safeguard your belongings while you find permanent digs with self storage. Safeguard Self Storage helps customers in Hollywood, FL, and other cities settle in while starting a new job.