My wife and I are wanting to move to Colorado from Texas, but of course, we have to have jobs there before we can move. We have money saved, no kids at home to worry about, no house to sell, etc. We have never lived anywhere else other than close to where we live now in Texas, so this is our first move out of state.
A little about us:
We both have jobs that pay in the $30k range, me in criminal justice (county government) working in an office and her a lower level manager at a large grocery chain (not in CO.). I have over 2 yrs of college in criminal justice and management and her, no college. I have been in the criminal justice field for 20 yrs and also have worked as a Realtor for 7. She owned her own salon business for 13 yrs and has been in the grocery business for about 5, and before that worked in a medical office several years.
I am open to most any kind of office type or retail work and she would prefer to stay in the grocery business. Both wanting to stay at or near our salaries or higher, of course.
The questions are:
1. Since we are not in jobs that are in demand, or high-paying, what are our chances of actually getting a company or government entity interested in us since we are in another state? Has anyone else encountered this situation? I just wonder what our outlook is.
2. I have applied with a national chain that's home office is 27 miles from us here in Texas, do you think there is a chance they would interview someone here for a position in another state? I just didn't know how that may work. The position is in entry-level management (of course they probably already have people in their store that will fill it.)
Any help any of you can provide would be appreciated since all of this is new to us. Thank you!
Most companies and local government agencies have their openings on-line. Even if you lived in Colorado, the job apps start with on-line instructions on their hiring process, so I would suggest you choose towns/cities that you're interested in living and peruse their listings on-line. The beauty of our information age is that there are web pages about the towns/cities and you can get a flavor of the local culture and job openings available.
Another idea would be to take out a subscription to a local paper to familiarize yourself with the area... available on-line (most newspapers do offer that option, but not all).
There may be a void for people with your skill set in that area. All you can do is respond to some openings and see what happens !
You have some homework to do....good luck !
Thanks Pam. I am signed up with all the job search websites and have all the federal, county and city sites that I check every day. Out of state residents cannot apply to most of the state agencies, so that is out for now.