Some have the option of moving to a new community before securing a job.
The majority of us—despite our deep wish for change—aren’t going anywhere unless that job is in place.
Understanding the employment needs and concerns of families looking for affordable living, the 47 communities represented at this Sunday’s OU Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair are prepared to assist potential newcomers find parnassa however they can.
In conjunction with the Fair, the OU Job Board will host a resume tune up from 12:30-2:30pm, during which expert writers and resume writers will review resumes and will update them, using the latest professional guidelines and making corrections on the spot. Participation is in 15 minute increments, by registration only on the Fair website.
Those seriously looking to relocate in the near future are invited to participate in networking sessions, offered at 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Multiple networking stations will be offered to accommodate schedules, but will be the same format. A moderator will start the event off with a brief introduction, and guidelines. This is an opportunity to discuss:
- What are your greatest fears and worries about moving to a new location?
- What made other people relocate? How did they do it?
- Learn what’s new, who has jobs, which career fields are popular, etc.
- And more!
Feel free to bring copies of your resume to leave with communal representatives who may be willing to pass them along. Be sure to utilize all networking opportunities and make sure to follow up!
For practical technical advice to help be proactive and smart in the job search, “How I Found a Job in a New City Before Moving There” may be a useful tool. In the first person narrative, author Michael Paul describes steps he learned– ranging from how to word an email subject line to being prepared to answer why you are looking to move to suggesting useful employment search tools.
For those who haven’t registered yet, walk-ins will be welcome at the OU Communities Fair taking place this Sunday, April 26 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan West, 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan. For further details, visit www.ou.org/fair.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.