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Hi all, I am trying to find a job in another city, Irvine, Ca as a Web/Software developer and am using a friend's address so I have a local address. I currently work in Pittsburgh, PA as a web developer, but have a degree in mechanical engineering and have been out of school only for 2 years. I have had a few onsite interviews, but when it comes down to hiring a local candidate and myself, the local candidate wins. I haven't looked into recruiters, but what other companies or recruiters (cybercoders, teksystems) would you recommend? What else can I do to increase my odds? Thanks, Another question - I've held off moving out there as I am hoping to land a permanent position in which they pay to move me out or I am satisfied in the position knowing that I will have a job. Moving out there will run around 10k and I've interviewed back in this area and can more easily secure a job here. I will be working here until the project is complete, which was supposed to be months ago. I want to finish it so it is complete, but this may be several more months away. Should I not use my friend's address?

Asked By: walldozer - 10/27/2008
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I wouldn't trust online sites like Craigslist because they're full of scams, and the scammers are getting smarter. They post ads for realistic jobs there but it's only a ruse to get your information by way of resume, which they then use to harass you about buying stuff... More
Answered By: Astral S - 10/27/2008
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well the problem the new company faces with hiring you is that you aren't actually there. I'd continue to apply to jobs online either at specific company websites or at job sites (like yahoo hotjobs! regionalhelpwanted.com, etc.). do you know when you will be moving? if you could maybe tell the employers, "i currently... More
Answered By: the_beautiful_poet - 10/27/2008
 
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