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I would like to find a job before moving to another state. What is the best way to do this?

I plan on moving from Chicago area to the Atlanta area this summer, but I would like to have a job secured before making that move. What is the best way to go about this since I'm not currently residing in the area? How do I address this in my cover letter? Are companies willing to do phone interviews? I will have a time frame to visit for interviews. Plus when should I start looking if I don't plan on living there until July or Aug? Any information will be helpful.

Asked By: mzshorty30 - 1/25/2007
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I was in the same boat a few years ago. It's difficult - many companies want someone to start asap, and don't want to feel obligated to pay for any moving costs. I would make sure you say in your cover letter that you are already planning to move to Atlanta (so the company knows it doesn't have to pay moving costs) and... More
Answered By: applebutter729 - 2/1/2007
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look online?
Answered By: sara s - 1/25/2007
 
Monster.com... More
Answered By: hawkthree - 1/25/2007
 
Besides the use of the internet that you are familiar with, subscribe to the local paper and get a feel for the city as well as the job section of the paper. If you can find a "p*****l" on the internet you can ask pertinent questions of them. You might also contact a real estate person and the chamber of commerce there... More
Answered By: DrB - 1/25/2007
 
Is it possible to get a transfer from the company that you are working for? If not, maybe you can get some interviews lined up and take a few days off and check them out. Maybe you could work it out where you could take the weekend along with it to give you some extra time. Happy hunting.
Answered By: Barbra - 1/25/2007
 
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