May 14, 2019
How To Land An Out Of State Job
So you found your dream job, but there’s one problem: It’s in another state. As a team of predominantly Colorado transplants (we hail from Oregon, Texas, and Florida), we know that landing a job in a different state may not be easy, but it’s totally possible. Below, we’re sharing our insider tips to landing your dream OOS (like OOO, but better?) job without having to move there first.
Finding the job: Subscribe to all the job posting emails and stalk all the websites like PR Couture and Create & Cultivate that post job listings directly on their site. If you have a city in mind, you can also reach out to companies directly and express your interest in moving and working at the company!
Nailing the interview: Since your first interview will likely be on the phone or Skype, you really want to impress your interviewer. Do your research and ensure you’re able to reference clients, values, and other aspects you like about the company to show you truly are committed to moving and staying with the company long term.
Negotiating the offer: When moving out of state for a job, it’s important to consider logistics like moving costs and cost of living. Do some research on the city you’re moving to and how you’re actually going to move all of your belongings after you receive your offer letter, so you can make an educated counteroffer based on your needs and lifestyle.
Moving to your new city: You’ve signed the offer letter and now it’s time to do the thing. Whether you’re driving a U-Haul or hiring a moving company, it’s important (and fun!) to research your new city. Where will you live? What kinds of restaurants do they have? Shopping? Concerts? These will all help you get adjusted, and make it feel more like home.
Caitlin Topham is ACPR’s Junior Publicist and resident Texan. Her favorite things about the Lone Star State include breakfast tacos, bluebonnets in March, the Texas Longhorns, paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, and Czech Stop’s kolaches.