This is a very difficult time of the year for many especially those who are out of work and unable to find employment within their local area. A phrase I can recall hearing more than once, ‘desperate times call for desperate measures’. With that being said use common sense and consider everything that is at stake. There are many persons who are starting to look for employment outside of their state exactly for this reason and perform the long commute.
To explain how job seekers have searched (and achieved) employment in a nearby state consider using the Internet and one of the career sites then focus your search on that particular location. Before applying to these positions create a very unique and powerful cover letter that will obtain the hiring manager’s attention and also make them want to phone you for that first interview. Something else job seekers consider is sprucing up your resume just so it has the most up-to-date of your job information, skills, and experience. When everything is finished you can begin sending that documentation out when locating new job opportunities. A few notes to keep track of:
1. The date you have sent out a resume and cover letter and to what company
2. If you have not gotten response plan inquire where that resume was sent within seven to 10 business days
3. Make note of companies that provide follow up documentation stating they are moving onto another candidate. This will allow you to move forward and not waste time.
Considering ideas one step ahead
While you are going through job seeking remember to always plan ahead, write out questions about that specific job if any come to mind and put them into a folder named that specific company job name. Another wise game plan is to begin research on the area location for weekly residency. Seek out pricing for rental of a hotel room for the week and how much it will cost. Also take into consideration how much it will cost for nightly meals. When seeking room residency it would be best to find a location that can provide you the ability to shower daily so that is something included.
The best way to keep this type of job research is to create a folder and save all bookmarks found within. Another helpful way is to use Microsoft Word and begin taking notes that will help narrow and detail your specific needs. Yes, this type of job research may take a bit longer but the job commute opportunities are out there to be found. On a final note, this job commute will be difficult for everyone but do remember that it is being done for the reason of rebuilding everything financially. With the right budgeting and correct planning financial matters can be placed back on track once again.