Is it better to move before finding a job or finding a job before moving?

I'm considering moving (all still up in the air, of course), but I was wondering two scenarios. It's hard to look for a job if you're not in the area to physically scout the place, speak to people in person, etc. Yet, if you move without a job, there's not really a source of income. I'm not sure what would be best. I'm certainly not rich, but job hunting can take a long time (especially with the economy as it is now.) What do HR managers/more experienced people think?

Asked By: Bookworm - 3/28/2008
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First, do your Due Diligence. Read and research all you can about the area. Don't just move to Miami because you want to hang out on the beach, for instance. I have moved across country, and it is way harder than you think. Find out what companies would employ you in the new area. Write to them and try to get a... More
Answered By: dancer5224 - 3/28/2008
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A good way to test the waters of where you are going is searching the web classifies for positions in that area and also the local newspapers of where you may go. It is possible either way ~ just the desire in you as to which is more important . . the "place" you wish to move to ~ or, what you do for work.
Answered By: Brenda M - 3/28/2008
This depends on a number of factors... More
Answered By: Donna K - 3/28/2008
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