Your Job Will Come: Relocating for a new job


Being unemployed for 10 months, as I am, can lead an employer to think you're desperate for a job and are willing to move anywhere for full-time work.

Desperation should never be a part of any job interview, and the fact that you're thinking of leaving your home, friends, relatives and all the things you love about where you live, to go somewhere new and start a new life, doesn't necessarily mean you're desperate for the job.

And an out-of-state interview also shouldn't mean that you're willing to take less money because the cost of living is less in the new location, and heck, you've been out of work for almost a year, so wouldn't a job, any job, be worth moving for?

I don't think so. Not unless it's a job you really want.

I live in California and was in Texas a few weeks ago to visit my wife's family. We had a great time, and while I was there, I interviewed for an editor position at a newspaper near a city where my father-in-law lives. Immediately, my wife and I talked over the pros and cons of moving to Texas.

That's the topic for today's Blogtalkradio broadcast of "Your Job Will Come," a 15-minute weekly radio show where we discuss the job hunt.