We need a jobby job!
September 6, 2007 9:24 AM Subscribe
Help us find jobs! My wife and I have decided to do things backwards and pick a place to live before we find jobs. We have chosen Raleigh NC. We are moving from Bermuda. What would be the best route towards finding great jobs? Back in the heyday, it was quite easy to put a resume up on Monster or Dice. But now, from what I understand, things have changed. Would we be better off engaging a recruitment agency? I work in I.T. as a web dev / lotus dev / project manager, and my wife is an accountant with SAP experience. To complicate things further we are 1) In Bermuda so face-to-face interviews might be tricky, 2) We would like to travel for 1-2 months after we leave Bermuda. My gut feel is that we might have to move to Raleigh first before getting serious about finding jobs. And before you say we are crazy, 1) we have researched Raleigh and know it's where we want to be, and 2) we have cash to float for a long time. Unfortunately, our professional network is somewhat limited to Bermuda, Michigan, and the Caribbean, so going the 'networking' route might be difficult. Would it be best to research companies in the Triangle and contact them directly? How would you approach finding a job in a specific city?