While securing a job before moving to a new area eases some of the stress of relocation, such a scenario doesn’t always happen. For instance, sometimes one spouse has a position in the new town lined up but the other doesn’t. Or, a person comes to the area to be near family and chooses to look for employment once settled.

The good news for job seekers at the moment is that the national unemployment rate has been less than 4 percent for more than a year. And in Midland, that figure was all the way down to 2.1 percent in December 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you’d like to find a job, here are some tips to consider.

Hit the Internet

Sites such as Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, and Indeed contain a plethora of openings. Search mechanisms allow specifying what type of position you’re looking for and how far from your house you’re willing to travel. Set up alerts to be notified automatically when new roles meeting your criteria get posted.

Two other online options: Check out the Midland Development Corporation’s list of major employers to discover companies you might want to check out. Also, the City of Midland operates a site devoted to jobs in the public sector.

Network

Networking remains one of the most effective ways to get a job, but many people fail to put much effort into it. Make your connections aware that you’re job hunting in Midland. Tap into the resources of any professional groups to which you belong. Tell your neighbors and other people you meet. You never know who might know of a perfect opening.

Consider Telecommuting

Remote work has eliminated many of the geographical barriers to employment. With a work-from-home position, you can be in Midland and your employer virtually anywhere else. Sites such as FlexJobs and Remote.co present varied, well-researched opportunities. Legitimacy is important because there are a lot of scams out there!

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