Searching for a job takes time and energy and leads to a lot of disappointment. It is even worse when you can’t find jobs that are close to home. So what do you do? How do you continue with your search and find a job that will work? The following are some guidelines to help you move forward with your search and figure out what to do next.
- Decide how far you are willing to commute
- Look for jobs that fit into your desired commuting distance
- If there are not jobs that fit your commuting distance, look for jobs that offer telecommuting positions. This can be a very good option for people with families, students, or if you are looking for a second job.
- If there are no telecommuting positions or you do not feel that telecommuting is not the right option for you then you have a big decision to make. Should you move to find a job?
Now, you don’t need to jump up and move right away. You can start looking for jobs near an area you would be willing to move to. If you can find a job that fits what you want and is in a place you would be willing to move to, then you should go ahead and apply for the job. Since you are moving for the purpose of getting a job, you should really wait to move until you have a job secured. Who knows, your employer may even help pay for your moving costs. It is hard to not have a job close to home, but there are still options for you and even though it may be scary, moving for a job is something that many people have and will continue to do, so you don’t have to feel alone.