How to Maximize My Chances for a Job a Year From Now
August 25, 2011 7:59 PM Subscribe
My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move?
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I've been with a top 500 eCommerce site based in Chicago for four years, and am happy and stable with my current job. (Project/Product Manager type role.) My wife will be starting a PhD program in Boston in the fall of 2012, and I absolutely want us both to move there. Ideally, I'd be able to keep my current job up until we move, but be able to do so knowing there's a job waiting for me once we get there. What can I do now to make this a reality? It seems like it's too soon to start applying for a job that I won't be able to start for a year, so I'm wondering if there are intermediary steps I can take in the meantime.
If not, when is the right time to start applying? Throwaway email: email@example.com