Long Distance Job Search
Job searching is hard, especially when you are looking for a job in another state or country. Although the same concept, you have to alter your game plan when you're trying to land a job from afar.
Have no idea what companies are located in the area? Have no fear! Buzzfile to the rescue! Use the site to research companies by state and then by area of interest or your major. It will give you basic company information including a description, the industry and annual revenue.
To get started, go to buzzfile.com, click on buzzfile.edu and then click on "employers by major."
Find a local university and use their career services to help you find companies that are hiring. Access their career fair information for a list of companies attending. This will get you an idea of who is actually hiring. Some schools also let students from other universities attend their career fairs - just check with them first!
With over 600 participating schools, and 5 million employers, NaceLink is one of the largest recruiting networks for college career centers.
LinkedIn can be used in a variety of ways to help with your search.
- Job postings - filter your search by desired location.
- Alumni -use the alumni tool to search for alumni to connect with in the desired location.
- Groups - join an online group in that area. Most groups share job opportunities.
- Contacts - search for contacts within the company or industry that you have interest in. Reach out to them for information or advice.