A new job can be daunting on its own, but moving across the country to an unknown city where you know no one can seem overwhelming. The truth is that you probably aren’t networking within your own city, so it shouldn’t be viewed as a big deal if you move somewhere new and there are ways you can get to know new people and your new city ahead of time. We are tackling 5 myths about finding a new job in a new city and how to tackle them even if you are filled with fear.
Press on. Press forward. Go where the peace is.
What we’re talking about
- New Job Objections
- Fearing The Unknown
- Steps To Finding A New Job
5 Myths About Why You Shouldn’t Look For A Job In A New City
We are tackling 5 myths that people are telling themselves about why they shouldn’t look for or interview for a new job in a new city. The myths include:
1) Companies won’t look at me if I put my current city on my resume;
2) I don’t know anyone in a new city;
3) It’ll make interviewing more complicated if I’m not there;
4) Maybe I should wait until I move and just move without a job; and
5) I’m so overwhelmed at the thought, so maybe I’ll just stay put.
Fearing A New Job and New City
Fear is simply not an option whether in life or in finding the job that is right for you. Fear can set in when there is an unknown, such as moving to a new city and not knowing anyone in the new city. It’s important not to let fear hold you back and being proactive by visiting the city, networking with people in person, and actually interviewing in the new city are all great ways to work past that fear.
What You Need To Do To Move Forward
If you’re trying to find a job across the country and are ready to move forward, then you need to write a cover letter, spend time in the new city, network with real humans, interview like a boss, plan ahead and most importantly, don’t let fear hold you back.
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You can’t let fear hold you back!
If you are ready to leave a place and you have one foot out the door, you absolutely need to go.
Networking is simply mutually beneficial relationships developed over time.
You can’t let fear hold you back.
Fear is not an option. Fear is not a friend, so do not stay put because you’re scared of a move.
Press on. Press forward. Don’t let fear run your life. Go where the peace is.
"I found for myself when I moved out of New York and to Nashville which felt much more my speed, much more my type of people. It was just a better place for me to be. The rest of my life started to thrive. My personal life started to thrive. My professional life started to thrive. I was actually in a rhythm that was healthy for me, but I wouldn’t have gotten there if I just stayed stuck and overwhelmed and fearful about making a move."
How to Find a Job Across the Country
October 2, 2019