By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, and the list is a fascinating cross-section of the United States.
For recent graduates or more mature careerists looking to make a bold move to a new city, Glassdoor’s list offers insights into geographic areas where employers receive kudos from satisfied employees. As well, the number of employers hiring, business outlook expectations and more were factored in when surveying the 50 largest U.S. metros.
Switching cities is no easy task for most careerists and job seekers, however. Employers (generally speaking) prefer the easy button when it comes to hiring geography. Not only will you face relocation expense conversations, but also before you get that far, communications around interview logistics arise.
So, to make your case more compelling and tempt hiring decision makers to employ this extra effort, you may want to take some, or many, of these steps.
1. Look at the Big Picture.
2. Articulate Your Value.
3. Be Courageous.
4. Take Action.
5. Keep Focused.
6. Research, Continually.
7. Join Local Associations.
8. Just Move.
To read the full descriptions of the above eight steps, please navigate to my latest post at Glassdoor: 8 Ways to Advance Your Career in a New City.