Anyone with any suggestions on how I may want to go about relocating to
Florida? I ask as opportunities seem to have dried up in New England.
I figure I can check Craig's List Florida (which encompasses a few
subsections for prominent Florida cities, such as Miami, Tampa, etc.)
or the Florida counterpart of MSCPA for positions, but I do not how I
would go about explaining this to the recruiters once they see that
Massachusetts address.I guess I could post a revised version(s) of my
resume on Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com, and Jobfind.com. I suppose I
could check those websites, as well as job search sections of Florida
newspapers online, and then take a trip down there after having lined
up a few intereviews. Anyone know how much a train trip would cost?
As an aside I do not speak Spanish, which would have been quite helpful
in restrospect for moving to Florida. Also, aside from the curious
presence of the alleged ultraconservative Castro hating Cuban-American
population, I have heard that Florida is less intolerant than Georgia,
Texas, and other parts below the Mason-Dixon line. Anyone with any
thoughts on this?
Finding a job in another town is difficult, so good luck on that.
You may have to bite the bullet and move first, then find the job.
Most resume's I've received form out of towners indicated they were planning
a move first and foremost, and that was the reason for the job hunt. Having
ties to the community, even if newly formed, are an added bonus, as well, it
provides a certain level of security for the employer.
Yup. Steer clear of smallish towns. Even in Florida.
The mindset is typical. You're different. An outsider. And that holds
true for years. I've been in Athens for almost 20 years, and I'm still "not
from these parts".
Larger towns, or college towns, seem to be more open, most likely because of
the anonymity of the larger towns, or the high turnover of the college
towns. Athens Georgia and Gainesville Florida are both small to mid size
college towns that are inherently more tolerant than say, Sandy Cross
Georgia or Blitchville Florida would be.
Oh yeah, don't talk football or religion, and remove all forms of team
affiliation from your vehicle and person.
Paul Thomas, CPA
"Most resume's I've received form out of towners indicated they were
a move first and foremost, and that was the reason for the job hunt.
ties to the community, even if newly formed, are an added bonus, as
provides a certain level of security for the employer."
I have an uncle who lives in Florida. Other than that, not much for
connections. I feel quite content where I live (and in fact would not
enjoy crossing the Mason-Dixon line or relocating to anywhere).
Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:
But every new place you go, you create connections. People you meet in
church, in the neighborhood, at the gym, at your kids school, they all
become connections for networking. Those types of networks help you find
work as an employe or to bring work to yourself as a self-employed person.
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