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6 Tips to Make Conducting a
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It was all about “location, location,
location.”
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ANY ICONS OR
WRITING
DAYS
Why? Well, as the song
goes, “It’s a...
If you are considering working somewhere you don’t currently live, you
probably feel as if you’re at a competitive disadva...
6 Tips to Make Conducting a Remote Job Search Fast & Easy
Link up via LinkedIn
They’re called associations,
so associate.
...
Link up via LinkedIn.
You already have some tools on hand that render distance essentially irrelevant
to your search. Link...
We don’t really need
to explain this, do
we? Didn’t think so….
Use. Job. Sites.
Got people?
Do you have friends, family or even professional acquaintances in the area
in which you’re interested in worki...
They’re called associations,
so associate.
If you belong to an alumni association or professional organization, check
to s...
Conduct online research on the trade association/industry groups in your target
market location. Is there any connection b...
Michelle Dumas runs of one of the longest-standing and most
respected professional résumé writing firms on the internet, D...
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Looking for work in a geographic location in which you don’t currently live can be challenging. The six tips in this presentation will help make your remote job search faster and easier.

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  1. 1. 6 Tips to Make Conducting a Remote Job Search Fast & Easy
  2. 2. 26 It was all about “location, location, location.” REPLACE ANY ICONS OR WRITING DAYS Why? Well, as the song goes, “It’s a small world after all.” Simply put, the Internet has made it possible to search for job opportunities virtually anytime and anywhere, whether across the state or halfway around the world. Once upon a time, a job search was governed by the same rule that applied to the sale of real estate: It was all about “location, location, location.” If you weren’t where a job was, you weren’t likely to get it because you probably didn’t even know about it. Today, however, location matters very little.
  3. 3. If you are considering working somewhere you don’t currently live, you probably feel as if you’re at a competitive disadvantage compared to those who reside in relative proximity to the job. That’s not necessarily the case, however, especially if you incorporate some basic steps into your remote job search. Although certainly not exhaustive, the following is a list of tips that should a job search for work in a different geographical area a more fruitful endeavor:
  4. 4. 6 Tips to Make Conducting a Remote Job Search Fast & Easy Link up via LinkedIn They’re called associations, so associate. Use. Job. Sites. You know your job but do you know how the industry works where you’re looking? You’re not from around here, are ya? Got people?
  5. 5. Link up via LinkedIn. You already have some tools on hand that render distance essentially irrelevant to your search. LinkedIn is clearly one of those. Ensure that your LinkedIn profile is not only up to date but also includes as much information about you as possible that is of interest to or commensurate with the needs of employers regardless of where they’re located. Do you have specialized skills, speak a second language or have experience working with social media, for example?
  6. 6. We don’t really need to explain this, do we? Didn’t think so…. Use. Job. Sites.
  7. 7. Got people? Do you have friends, family or even professional acquaintances in the area in which you’re interested in working? If so, your job search should include reaching out to these folks. Many people limit their job search networking efforts to professional contacts only. Don’t. Nurturing relationships with others is as important to a remote job search as it is to one you conduct locally. And ask for referrals.
  8. 8. They’re called associations, so associate. If you belong to an alumni association or professional organization, check to see whether they are active in the locale you’re considering. If so, don’t just join, reach out. Talk to the person in charge of networking to get the lay of the land, so to speak.
  9. 9. Conduct online research on the trade association/industry groups in your target market location. Is there any connection between those groups/your profession and your contacts? If so, now is the time to establish or strengthen those ties. Make phone calls, not to ask for work but to start a conversation and develop a relationship strong enough that you can call that person in the future to ask for input, information or advice when your job search does yield potential new employment. You know your job but do you know how the industry works where you’re looking?
  10. 10. Michelle Dumas runs of one of the longest-standing and most respected professional résumé writing firms on the internet, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (dba Distinctive Documents). Since 1996, Michelle has empowered thousands of professionals with résumés that get results and win jobs fast. Get insider résumé writing tips that you won't find anywhere else at her website. Go now to www.distinctiveweb.com The Internet’s Résumé & Career Marketing Specialists…Since 1996 www.distinctiveweb.com resumes@distinctiveweb.com (800) 644-9694 Copyright © 2014, Distinctive Career Services, LLC www.distinctiveweb.com
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