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How do I find and/or apply for a job I won't be able to start for a few months?

I'm a college graduate with a degree in political science. Right now I just have a part time job near home, but am planning to move to another city (still deciding which one) in a few months. I would like to get a full time job with benefits, maybe as a research assistant. The problem is, I want to line up a job now. I just don't know how to search for or apply for a job that I can't start for a few months. Particularly since there aren't a whole lot of social science jobs I can get without further experience or training, I will need time to tailor my applications. Also, if I can find jobs now in certain cities, it would help me decide which city to live in and I'd be able to find housing in advance. So please, if you have had similar problems, tell me how you solved them. Details about good search engines would be helpful too. Thanks!

Asked By: quicksilverpen - 5/22/2007
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Try contacting companies directly and telling them your goals and your plans to relocate. Most companies will help you relocate and pay some accomadations like the first few months rent and moving costs. Especially if you are right out of university!! You are a very desirable candidate... More
Answered By: kkml - 5/22/2007
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Let employers know when you will be avail and in town to meet them and that you wish to keep in touch or talk on the phone with them..
Answered By: kee2 - 5/22/2007
 
im not sure if this will help, but try temp agentcies... they maybe be able to get you a job at least for the first 6 months or so, and then you can look for permenent work :) good luck :)
Answered By: Jules - 5/22/2007
 
As an employer, I wouldn't want to hire someone who can't start immediately, because the job needs are now. Only with state governments might there be a longer period before hiring, because they have so many steps that must be followed. First, they advertise the job. Then, weeks later they stop advertising and start... More
Answered By: Miss V - 5/22/2007
 
When it time to meet with the new Job that want to hirer you you need to tell them the facts that you need to start in 2 months . The most they will say is that they need some one now and sorry for comming. But if they like you and your skills they will work with you. Most benefits that jobs have state after a year... More
Answered By: knighttwin2005 - 5/22/2007
 
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