I'm currently based out of Ohio and would love to relocate somewhere in New England (specifically Providence, RI). It's always been a dream of mine to move there! Prior to taking a leap of faith and moving to a completely new city, I'd like to either (A) have a job lined up or (B) have someone I can stay with while looking for temporary work then eventually a full time position. But unfortunately, I have absolutely NO connections there / within a reasonable driving distance – no family, friends, previous coworkers, nothing...
A friend of mine advised getting connected with area recruiters. Has anyone reached out to a recruiter / recruiting firm when trying to move to a new city or state?
Some additional notes:
- Yes, I've been applying for jobs online. My current location is always a hang up.
- Yes, I've had a professional review my resume.
- Yes, I've tried applying for remote work.
- Yes, I have considered just taking the plunge. But up and moving to a new city where I know no one, have no job, and no housing is just...well, a lot of unknowns!
I say these additional notes only to help you understand my thought process and why I'm asking about recruiters as opposed to these other avenues!