Job search confusion abounds....
September 4, 2014 9:19 AM Subscribe
Hey Mefites, I need help in getting an out-of-state job. Can you help?
posted by strelitzia to Work & Money (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, the long and short of it is that I have been employed as an admin assistant for a state university for 6 years. I love working for universities and would like to move to another state and have a career working for another university. I have been applying like mad to other institutions for admin assistant positions (lateral move) and can hardly get an interview. I have worked for my current university as an AA for 6 years and worked for a previous university as an AA for 2 years. So a total of 8 years in university administration as an admin assistant.
Caveat: I have a B.S. from an Ivy League university and I have not been able to get into the field of study due to the lack of positions in that field.
I tailor each cover letter and resume to the specific position I am applying for, have networked with the folks I know, and even address moving in the application materials I send out. So my questions are:
1) How do you get an out-of-state job before you move?
2) How can I get a job at a university as an admin asst with a lot of university experience as an admin asst?
3) Could my degree and/or perceived overqualification be thwarting my attempts to get another position?
4) Any other thoughts, anecdotes, or helpful things to share?
Thanks y'all! :)
P.S. - Before you ask, I work in a very poor state and want to work for an institution with more opportunities. Both educational, professional, and financial.