Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
Job Search Abroad
Q: What is the
best way to conduct a long distance job search
A: Employers often look more
seriously at applicants that are already be
situated close to them. So as much as possible,
convey your readiness to meet for interviews and
give them the impression that this is convenient
and easy for you to do even on short notice.
Some go so far as to ask a friend or family
member living in the target city if they can put
their friends phone number and address on a
resumé and cover letter so that an employer does
not hesitate to call because of the possible
inconvenience and cost of a long distance hire.
The friend then conveys any messages to the job
seekers actual address.
Another approach requires planning trips to the
target city with advanced notice to recruiters
and firms of interest that you would like to meet
them when you are there.
How people will respond has a lot to do with the
skills you have to offer them. The more qualified
you are, the more willing the company will be to
see you even if you don't currently live nearby.
So apply only to those you are a close match to
and also take the time to carefully prepare your
resume to make it very targeted to the particular
employer and job ad.