Start your job search before you relocate

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CLEVELAND, OH — Start your research at least six months before you move, says Bob Skladany, vice president, research, for Although most employers fill openings no more than three to four months in advance, some may be willing to consider you before you move, he says.

After you’ve picked a place to live, subscribe to local newspapers, join business networking groups, stay up to date in your industry by reading trade publications, and network online through career sites, social networking sites, and business minded people.
Make sure you spend some time updating your resume with your current job experience. Prepare your resume using your new contact information and work history, showcasing the specific skills you see in the job ads you want to applying to. Consider taking temporary jobs to get to know area employers and demonstrate your skills.
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