RE: Long Distance Job Hunting

Subject: RE: Long Distance Job Hunting
From: William Swallow <WSWALLOW -at- commsoft -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 16:29:29 -0400

-----Original Message-----
For the past four months, I have been
conducting a job search in several locations that are long distances
from my current location.
-----Original Message-----

Four months is not all that long to be waiting when trying to make a big
leap out of the area. Have you posted your credentials on the Web at the
various online job centers? If you don't know how to get to one, go to your
favorite Web search site and search on "jobs". You'll be drowning in URLs in
no time.

Most employers will favor locals over relocators. They get the candidate
quicker (most of the time) and they don't feel obligated to pay a relocation
fee. Those are the breaks with trying to get a job far from "home". Just
keep a PMA and keep sending out those resumes. You never know when you'll
get a bite.

Just out of curiosity, where are you looking to move to?

-----Original Message-----
There has been no indication that there is a problem with me.
-----Original Message-----

I feel obligated to share this now...

Scientists have concluded that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from mental illness.
Think of your three best friends; if it's not one of them, it's you. ;-)
Feel better?

-----Original Message-----
So, I wonder how other people on the list have navigated through this
process successfully.
-----Original Message-----

I don't know how long-distance your job hunt is, but it took me about a year
to go from upstate NY to southern CT, and about a half-year to go back to
upstate NY (I didn't like CT very much).

Also, through lists like this and some old resumes floating around the Web
over the past 3 years, headhunters have found me and constantly ask me to
consider working in some of the strangest places. Well, maybe not 'strange'
places, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to ask someone in NY to consider
working in TX, WI, NV, and Germany...

Anyhow, stick to your hunt and keep a PMA... you'll find something. If you
want to contact me privately and give me more info on what you're looking
for and where, feel free. I can't promise you I can help, but at least I'll
have a better idea where you're coming from.

And for those scratching their heads, PMA = positive mental outlook.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
Aptis Software Corporation
a subsidiary of Billing Concepts
phone: 518.433.7698
fax: 518.433.7680
<mailto:william -dot- swallow -at- aptissoftware -dot- com>

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