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Treb3

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Getting a job in an area you donít live in?
« on: March 11, 2018, 06:02:39 PM »
Any recommendations for getting a job in a city you donít live in? Iím two hours away and donít have relationships there either...

My boyfriend lives north of Atlanta, and I plan to move there within 6 months or less. I hate traffic and driving and it was a hard sell to get me to move there. The jobs I am most interested in are in downtown Atlanta but I canít do thatóthat traffic would drive me crazy.

So I need to stay in the northern suburbs. I am also considering federal government jobs since I am a veteran. I have a history and degree in healthcare management but am going to try to transition to more of an analyst role. I have no work/life balance in my current job, am on call almost 24/7, can hardly take entire days off, and my sanity is seriously breaking down. As in, I have had 2 crying fits in the past week (not in front of colleagues of course) and I am not a crier... they are piling up more and more requirements so that is moving up my move date....

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Re: Getting a job in an area you donít live in?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »
You're all over the place in your question...north of Atlanta is pretty general.  I lived there for eight years, it's actually tougher to get east/west than north-south.

You have a college degree and we're in the best employment market in our lifetime, work will not be difficult to find.

If its near Marietta, look at an analyst role at WellStar, the big not for profit health system

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Re: Getting a job in an area you donít live in?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 08:33:56 PM »
Plenty of people get jobs in cities they don't live in. First off - apply, apply apply. I would try to get out of your current job ASAP. No need to waste additional time there. You can explain the moving/location situation in interviews (whether that's over the phone, Skype, whatever). Jobs that want you will be pretty flexible, I have found. Also a good indicator of the type of company they are :)

Obviously a good question to ask during an interview is about the work/life balance since that is an issue w/ your current job. Good luck!


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Re: Getting a job in an area you donít live in?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 09:49:33 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Getting a job in an area you donít live in?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
Iíd be going to Cumming specifically so I was thinking of trying to look for a position in Alpharetta? Iíll look into Marietta too. Thanks