The fastest way to get a new job in a new city is to give yourself plenty of time to look for a position. If you can find remote opportunities, you’ll be able to move and settle in before looking locally.
Put together a strong resume and cover letter for any job you’re applying to. Explain that you will be moving shortly or that you’ve just moved into the area and are looking to work with a company like theirs.
If you have connections in a new city, reach out to them. They may be able to help you with leads or introductions to get you a new job.
To get a job in a different city before moving, you need to start networking and applying to roles. You may want to reach out to recruiters in the new area and explain your situation to see if they have roles that may match your experience.
When applying to a new job, remove your location from your resume and include a relocation plan in your cover letter, so the recruiter or hiring manager knows exactly what’s happening and why you’re coming into the area to look for work. A clear explanation may help them make the decision to hire you over someone who is local if your experience is a better fit for a role.
If you have no connections in a new city and want to get a job, you need to start forming them. Consider signing up for LinkedIn and messaging recruiters or businesses in the new area to see if you can start building connections. Ask current connections in your local area if they know anyone in the area where you’re planning to move. Even a single connection could be a lifeline as you try to move to a new region of the country.
If you really have no connections, you’ll need a strong resume and cover letter. You’ll also want to look at jobs that fit closely with your experience or that are offered as remote, so the company is open to workers from far away.
According WalletHub, best place to start a career is Salt Lake City, Utah. There, the state has a low unemployment rate of around 2%. There is a healthy, service-oriented local economy, including jobs in the agricultural and mining, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and tourism.
Another option is Boston, Massachusetts. In 2018, Glassdoor reported that there were 211,602 open jobs in a population of 4,836,531. Some of the local job providers include Getaround, Bank of America, Green Mountain Energy, and PwC.