How can I find a new job quickly?
July 12, 2005 8:04 AM Subscribe
I'm planning a move in late November, from Boston to San Francisco. At the moment, it's looking like I'm going to arrive there and THEN begin my job search. 1. Am I completely nuts? 2. What can I do to help my odds of landing a job quickly?
posted by autojack to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm 25 years old, I've lived in Boston my entire life, I just graduated from college (worked full time while taking classes) and I'm looking for a new challenge, an adventure, a change of scenery, etc. I've visited San Francisco several times and I really love it there. I have a couple of friends and a cousin living there, so I won't be a total stranger.
My full-time work for the past five years has been in the IT industry, and I'm a very capable Unix system administrator. I have a solid resume, I clean up well, and I'm an all-around nice guy. However, the three full-time jobs I've had were all the result of personal networking, where the people hiring me already knew me in some capacity, and so the interviews and other pre-hire things were mostly just a formality. I may be able to work my network in San Francisco, but it's fairly small and I don't want to count on it coming through for me. I'm not really scared of going on _real_ job interviews, but I'm looking for tips on landing them and then making the most of those face-to-face meetings.
So far this is sounding vague, but I'm not sure what else to write. I'll monitor the thread today and respond to any additional questions anyone has for me.