Timely Tips

timely-tipsWanting to relocate? Prepare prepare prepare! I worked  with a client who wants to move to Chicago, and my advice to him was similar to what I’d tell anyone trying to change venues: Get an address in your target city; join groups in your target city; find contacts in your target city, RESEARCH everything (housing, culture, traffic, key businesses/products/concerns) about that city. Make it EASY for an employer there to bring you in. State that you will cover your relocation costs, state a day/time when you can speak either in person, by phone, or via Skype/Facetime, brandish your knowledge of and love for the target city. Communicate with people who live there. Become as knowledgeable as possible, and display your knowledge.

If you have a telephone interview scheduled, consider a (gasp) land line, and prepare printed documents for reference in case you lost your Internet connection. Your cockapoo and parakeet should NOT be in the room. You may wear (or not wear) whatever you want, but pay careful attention to your body language and voice. Walking while talking is a good proprioception tactic, but no drinking or eating (or yodeling, unless that’s in the job description). Always end with a request to talk further, and send your thank-you note within two hours after you click off.

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