Moving to another state is a significant life change. From packing to apartment hunting to finding new friends and hobbies, it’s equally stressful and exciting. Possibly the most essential moving task, though, is finding a new job. Luckily, healthcare employees are in high demand. Still, there’s much to consider before landing the correct position.
Here are five essential tips to help you find a healthcare job in another state:
1. Do your research
Make sure you’ve thoroughly researched your new city before deciding to move. Look into the cost of living, housing, and preferred neighborhoods to help you narrow in on the right spot. Plan a trip to your new locale to see it in person. This’ll give you a first-hand perspective to ensure it’s a good match.
2. Consider staying with your company
If you’d rather stay at your current company, let your employer know – they may have facilities in your new state. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if you can be relocated to a different branch. However, this might not be the best route if you’re on the fence about staying. To help you decide, here’s a great article on switching jobs within a company.
3. Re-visit your application
Carefully review your resume and cover letter to ensure they have your most up-to-date skills, experience, and credentials. If you want to mention that you’re moving in your cover letter, clarify that it won’t affect your transition to the new job. Employers want to know that you’re a sure bet if you come in from out of state.
Remember that some hiring managers prefer local applicants, so you can also remove your home address from your resume. It all depends on how candid you want to be with prospective employers upfront.
4. Connect with your network
Let your contacts know you’re planning to move. Reach out to friends, family, alums, past coworkers – anyone who can help you land a role in your desired location. You can also use networking sites like LinkedIn to connect with other professionals already living and working in your future state.
5. Find a recruiter
The right recruiting company can distinguish between finding a so-so job and finding one you love. Recruiters also take a lot of the grunt work out of job hunting, which can save you significant time and energy throughout the application process. All in all, they’re a faster track to nailing down the right job.
Are You Looking for a Healthcare Job in Another State?
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